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Old 07-11-2004, 07:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy Slow when connected to the internet

I am using Debian Testing. I am connected to the internet through a cisco ISDN router which calls my ISP as I am not at the internet all the time I use ifup eth0 to get internet connection. But my problem is that when I am connected to the internet my computer drastically slows down now it suddenly takes 10 minutes to start Konqueror where before it was a matter of a few seconds, it is not that my internet is slow I get the same 14,3 -15 KB/s when using apt-get to update or install new programs but the slow down makes it impossible to use konqueror for other than webbrosing as it takes more than 5 minutes to open a save as dialog when trying to download.

What could possibly be the reason for this slowdown? and how might I fix it?

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Old 07-12-2004, 01:29 AM   #2
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Well I think this might be useful information:

# Used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8). See the interfaces(5) manpage or
# /usr/share/doc/ifupdown/examples for more information.

iface eth0 inet dhcp
ifup eth0
Internet Software Consortium DHCP Client 2.0pl5
Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 The Internet Software Consortium.
All rights reserved.

Please contribute if you find this software useful.
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sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:0c:6e:00:7e:73
Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:0c:6e:00:7e:73
Sending on   Socket/fallback/fallback-net
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to port 67
bound to -- renewal in 129600 seconds.
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0C:6E:00:7E:73
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::20c:6eff:fe00:7e73/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:2902 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3418 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1367114 (1.3 MiB)  TX bytes:439823 (429.5 KiB)
          Interrupt:19 Base address:0xd400
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:52 AM   #4
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My problems isn't that my internet is slow it is in fact as fast as can be expected by a double line ISDN 128 kilobits/s connection. The problem is the computer itself get's very slow. It takes like 10 minutes from pressing the Home button which launchs Konqueror in my home directory, till I actually am able to move around in it. While it takes a few seconds to launch konqueror for internet use.


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