recently, I've been meddling with distro's. I've just re-installed mandrake 9.1, and searches of net seem to take longer.
I've been to the adslguide
and checked out their speed test. My service is a "half a meg" adsl and the speed test reports this:
Downstream 449 Kbps (56.1 KB/sec) 484 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 157 Kbps (19.6 KB/sec) 169 Kbps (inc. overheads)
which as far as I can tell, is reasonably good, given the time of day.
In searching LQ, I have checked out various suggestions, like :
[root@thepc john]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5B:07:3E:9D
inet addr:192.168.7.2 Bcast:192.168.7.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:54728 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:40925 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:71512848 (68.1 Mb) TX bytes:4286951 (4.0 Mb)
Interrupt:17 Base address:0x6000
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1926 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1926 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:126860 (123.8 Kb) TX bytes:126860 (123.8 Kb)
As you can see, there's not error's showing at eth0 (not that I'd know what to do, if there where
), and the part that I don't understand at all is where is says Interrupt:17 Base address:0x6000 - Is this anything to be concerned over ?
I've also tried
[root@thepc john]# ip route
192.168.7.0/24 dev eth0 scope link
127.0.0.0/8 dev lo scope link
default via 192.168.7.1 dev eth0
And as far as I can tell, that's OK, so if I ping my router I get this
[root@thepc john]# ping 192.168.7.1
PING 192.168.7.1 (192.168.7.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.7.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.429 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.7.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.402 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.7.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.442 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.7.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.402 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.7.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.415 ms
I am presuming this is also OK, but again, I don't know.
So, if I check out firewall stuff (I normally use a hardware firewall, which hasn't had any changes, but as far as I can tell, it's ok, windows gets through it ok) I just get "command not found" for iptables and ipchains.
Would anyone know if my "figures" look OK, and is there anything else I can check ???
<edit> Just for info, when I first hit "submit" it wouldn't connect, then when I tried again, it took some 20 second's to get the connection moving ? </edit>