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Old 07-27-2011, 03:40 AM   #1
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can network speed depend on installation?


friends,
probably this is the most idiotic question and probably i know the answer. But I want to get confirmed.
Is it anyway possible that my mobile broadband speed is slow because of my installation is wrong?
actually, I formatted my machine and make it dual-boot. In both the cases, I have f15 installed. After that my mobile-broadband speed is horrible slow. I installed (a)kmod-wl and as dependency, broadcom-wl but my lspci only shows intel network manager.

Code:
$ lspci|grep Network 
17:03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 008a (rev 34)
can this be related or just coincidence?
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:54 AM   #2
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To your question YES.

For your nic, looks like the broadcom isn't showing. Check /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist for broadcom.

I use b43 instead of broadcom-wl, which works fine, but you need firmware.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 04:18 AM   #3
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broadcom in not listed in blacklist:
Code:
$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf 
#
# Listing a module here prevents the hotplug scripts from loading it.
# Usually that'd be so that some other driver will bind it instead,
# no matter which driver happens to get probed first.  Sometimes user
# mode tools can also control driver binding.
#
# Syntax: see modprobe.conf(5).
#

# watchdog drivers
blacklist i8xx_tco

# framebuffer drivers
blacklist aty128fb
blacklist atyfb
blacklist radeonfb
blacklist i810fb
blacklist cirrusfb
blacklist intelfb
blacklist kyrofb
blacklist i2c-matroxfb
blacklist hgafb
blacklist nvidiafb
blacklist rivafb
blacklist savagefb
blacklist sstfb
blacklist neofb
blacklist tridentfb
blacklist tdfxfb
blacklist virgefb
blacklist vga16fb
blacklist viafb

# ISDN - see bugs 154799, 159068
blacklist hisax
blacklist hisax_fcpcipnp

# sound drivers
blacklist snd-pcsp

# I/O dynamic configuration support for s390x (bz #563228)
blacklist chsc_sch
its not showing in lspci:
Code:
$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0116 (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point HECI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b5)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b5)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Cougar Point SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0df4 (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 008a (rev 34)
04:00.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
but installed:
Code:
$ rpm -qa|grep broadcom
495:broadcom-wl-5.60.48.36-1.fc13.noarch
 
Old 07-27-2011, 04:21 AM   #4
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i dont know, if it is of any help, but I am putting dmesg:
Code:
$ dmesg|/bin/grep -i --color network
[    1.555943] Initalizing network drop monitor service
[   12.733490] udev[399]: renamed network interface eth0 to p10p1
[   27.929639] NetworkManager[762]: <info> NetworkManager (version 0.8.9997-5.git20110702.fc15) is starting...
[   27.929652] NetworkManager[762]: <info> Read config file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
[   28.428543] avahi-daemon[763]: Network interface enumeration completed.
[   28.434673] NetworkManager[762]: <info> VPN: loaded org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openconnect
[   28.434747] NetworkManager[762]: <info> VPN: loaded org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pptp
[   28.434838] NetworkManager[762]: <info> VPN: loaded org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc
[   28.434927] NetworkManager[762]: <info> VPN: loaded org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn
[   28.477989] NetworkManager[762]: ifcfg-rh: Acquired D-Bus service com.redhat.ifcfgrh1
[   28.478042] NetworkManager[762]: <info> Loaded plugin ifcfg-rh: (c) 2007 - 2010 Red Hat, Inc.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
[   28.478323] NetworkManager[762]: <info> Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2010 Red Hat, Inc.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
[   28.478592] NetworkManager[762]: ifcfg-rh: parsing /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-p10p1 ...
[   28.480061] NetworkManager[762]: ifcfg-rh:     read connection 'System p10p1'
[   28.480071] NetworkManager[762]: ifcfg-rh: parsing /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-Wireless_connection_1 ...
[   28.481187] NetworkManager[762]: ifcfg-rh:     read connection 'Wireless connection 1'
[   28.481197] NetworkManager[762]: ifcfg-rh: parsing /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo ...
[   28.481243] NetworkManager[762]: ifcfg-rh: parsing /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 ...
[   28.481584] NetworkManager[762]: ifcfg-rh:     error: Missing SSID
[   28.482322] NetworkManager[762]: keyfile: parsing BSNL*CellOne New GPRS*3G ...
[   28.483090] NetworkManager[762]: keyfile:     read connection 'BSNL/CellOne New GPRS/3G'
[   28.484232] NetworkManager[762]: <info> trying to start the modem manager...
[   28.484919] NetworkManager[762]: <info> monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
[   28.486603] NetworkManager[762]: <info> found WiFi radio killswitch rfkill3 (at /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:03:00.0/ieee80211/phy0/rfkill3) (driver (unknown))
[   28.486815] NetworkManager[762]: <info> found WiFi radio killswitch rfkill0 (at /sys/devices/platform/dell-laptop/rfkill/rfkill0) (driver dell-laptop)
[   28.489208] NetworkManager[762]: <info> WiFi enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
[   28.489223] NetworkManager[762]: <info> WWAN enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
[   28.489237] NetworkManager[762]: <info> WiMAX enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
[   28.489260] NetworkManager[762]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
[   28.490663] NetworkManager[762]: <info> (wlan0): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
[   28.490799] NetworkManager[762]: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'iwlagn' ifindex: 3)
[   28.490834] NetworkManager[762]: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/0
[   28.490845] NetworkManager[762]: <info> (wlan0): now managed
[   28.490874] NetworkManager[762]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
[   28.490899] NetworkManager[762]: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
one more thing that I should mention: my wired and wireless network (in office) is working fine, only the mobile broadband that i use in hole is giving problem.
May it be due to the effect of windows drivers that are installed?

Last edited by RudraB; 07-27-2011 at 04:24 AM.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 03:02 AM   #5
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There is something called 'fast ethernet switching' or similar on many laptops in the bios. If that is set (SOUNDS like a good thing) it disables the wifi if the nic is brought up first, and vice versa. Check that out.

I generally hate people giving me lists & printouts, but look at these 2 lines from dmesg
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[ 28.481584] NetworkManager[762]: ifcfg-rh: error: Missing SSID
That's a thing you can do something about. Fix that
Quote:
] NetworkManager[762]: <info> Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2010 Red Hat, Inc. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
It seems like you've got RH's NetworkManager. Make sure you're not also running /etc/rc.d/init.d/network. chmod -x there, please.

NetworkManager comprises a gnome bit using oddball libraries and modules from here & there (e.g. egg-dbus) and a startup rc script, which is a red hat replacement for the network script. Read up on them. They are written up. That's one of the reasons I run Slackware - it DOESN'T have NetworkManager.
 
  


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