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Old 02-08-2005, 09:24 PM   #1
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internet fast, but slow?


Hi. Installed Ubuntu.

The setup had to parts where it would download things. It would start, but at 0% and it would wait for about 2 minutes, then go 300-400 kb/s.

When the setup was finished and I was on Ubuntu, I tried accessing the internet, but it would only work for about 30-60 seconds then stop every few minutes. This is getting to be terrible!

I'm not sure what card I have, or if it's integrated into the motherboard. I have a Linksys BEFSR41 ver. 2 Router (4 port).

Umm. That's about all the information I have.

I tried re-installing windows, so I don't have Ubuntu, but windows isn't installing, so I'm planning on putting Ubuntu back in. (I'm on a friends computer now). So if you have any ideas on solutions at this point, list some steps, and I'll try them as soon as I get Ubuntu back in.

Please diagnose the problem! Is it a driver problem? Is it the router?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:17 AM   #2
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what's in the log files?
 
Old 02-09-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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Re: internet fast, but slow?

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I tried re-installing windows, so I don't have Ubuntu, but windows isn't installing, so I'm planning on putting Ubuntu back in. (I'm on a friends computer now). So if you have any ideas on solutions at this point, list some steps, and I'll try them as soon as I get Ubuntu back in.
What could be the problem?
 
Old 02-09-2005, 11:00 PM   #4
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It's hard to say until you have a system to troubleshoot with.

Could be a simple dhcp problem or possibly a network driver problem. Guessing at problems will not help if the system does not exist.

When you get it back up we can check some things.

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 02-09-2005 at 11:02 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
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i've been reading similar problems, and i tried running ifconfig
Quote:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:20:ED:18:80:C0

inet addr:192.168.1.100 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

inet6 addr: fe80::220:edff:fe18:80c0/64 Scope:Link

UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

RX packets:3610 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:3960 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:1224783 (1.1 MiB) TX bytes:359067 (350.6 KiB)

Interrupt:201 Base address:0xc400


lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0

inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host

UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1

RX packets:547431 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:547431 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:82710869 (78.8 MiB) TX bytes:82710869 (78.8 MiB)
that's what it says.

if its a driver problem, how can i find/install a driver?
is it a router problem?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 07:25 PM   #6
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If your using dhcp then setup the interface staticly and see if the problem goes away.

The ifconfig output looks good. I would say it's not the driver.

Ping the router and see if it fails when the connection goes down.

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 02-10-2005 at 07:28 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 10:16 PM   #7
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sorry, i'm about to ask something that you should tell EVERYONE to do, because it's so great.

when you say "do _______________" you should include not only how (which is helpful) but also explain what is being done.

for example

type:

<command> -option

<command> changes the doodad by blahing the widget. the option -option dislocates the ODInEJD mod

or something..


Cuz, ... that's good!!



Anyways, when I tlak to my buddy, i'll tell him to do that... if we knew how.
 
  


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