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Old 01-19-2004, 02:13 AM   #1
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Slow internet connection


Hi

first, still a linux newbie.

i'm using red hat 9 as a router/firewall for my little home network which is a mix of two other linux machines and two windows machines (wife and kids - i'm working on them).

i use redhat's net-config tool to activate my modem and establish a connection with my ISP.

all goes well and the connection is established and browsing on any machine within my network is fine. the problem i have is that the connection is effectively hogged by each request. it doesn't matter where that request is coming from, ie. same machine (two browser requests) or different machines. basically if something has made a request nothing else is processed until that request is completed.

if on the other hand i were to connect using my windows box, i could make simultaneously requests with no problems - sure the connection would actually slow down, but the requests would still be processed. i have never been able to get the same sort of performance on my linux setup.

would anyone have any idea why this could be happening and how i could fix it??

whilst i'm on it - i never actually know what speed i've connected at using redhat's net-config. is there a way (command line or whatever) i could query that??

any suggesyions would be appreciated.

thanks heaps.

Takis
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:16 AM   #2
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"whilst i'm on it - i never actually know what speed i've connected at using redhat's net-config. is there a way (command line or whatever) i could query that??"

Both kpp and wvdial show what speed that you have connected at. You could try one of them.

"the problem i have is that the connection is effectively hogged by each request. it doesn't matter where that request is coming from, ie. same machine (two browser requests) or different machines."

I have only one machine connected to the internet. I have never had the problem of one browser request's hogging the connection and not allowing other browser requests to interleave. I also have never used redhat's net-config tool. So perhaps you could try wvdial and/or kppp and see if that solves both problems.

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