I have mandrake 10 installed on my computer dual booting with win2k.
I have an ECI B-Focus 270pr ADSL router that connects 2 computers to the network.
The router is used as a gateway for the 2 computers.
When both computers are loaded with win2k I have no problems.
When I load mandrake on one of them everything is fine for a few min after I begin to surf the web and all of a sudden I cannot DNS resolving doesn't work any more.
Mozilla won't load any web sites KPhone won't work ect'
On the other hand direct IP surfing does work so if I put http://188.8.131.52
I can load yahoo.
Ping to this IP address works but ping to http://www.yahoo.com
When this strange DNS hang happens both computers have the problem so I know its the router that went crazy and not mandrake. On the other hand since this never happens when I run win2k then I think its something with the mandrake network configuration.
The only think I can do when the problem pops it head is to reset the router and everything is back to normal for a few more minutes.
I have disbaled IPv6 since I read that it might cause this kind of problems on some routers but it didn't help.
I tried to give the Mdk computer both static and DHCP IP addresses - didn't help.
I tried to disable the firewall on the router - no help too.
ifconfig shows this (if it helps)...
th0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:8D:E1:2D:54
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:371 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:544 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:295164 (288.2 Kb) TX bytes:67149 (65.5 Kb)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x2000
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:562 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:562 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:41708 (40.7 Kb) TX bytes:41708 (40.7 Kb)
Anyone has any ideas?