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Old 06-18-2006, 12:25 AM   #1
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SUSE 10.0 Dial Up External 56K Serial Modem Setting Help. Data Halts at times/slow


My data transfer is not continuous. It halts sometimes for SEVERAL seconds at times. Also when I click on a webpage to load it, I "SOMETIMES" get a delay before any data is received. Whats the problem here??? Must be someone smart here that knows what to check. I also downloaded Firefox Fasterfox extension, that did not help. How can I tell if the problem is my internet provider or my computer? Below is some helpful info about my computer settings. I also went onto GNOME MONITOR and changed Firefox to a higher priority. Thanks, PLEASE HELP.


linux:~ # stty -F /dev/ttyS0
speed 115200 baud; line = 3;
min = 1; time = 0;
ignbrk -brkint -icrnl -imaxbel
-opost -onlcr
-isig -icanon -iexten -echo -echoe -echok -echoctl -echoke
linux:~ # ifconfig
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:227 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:227 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:18606 (18.1 Kb) TX bytes:18606 (18.1 Kb)

modem0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:172.16.30.160 P-t-P:10.5.5.2 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1871 errors:186 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2172 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:999726 (976.2 Kb) TX bytes:461395 (450.5 Kb)

linux:~ # setserial /dev/ttyS0
/dev/ttyS0, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4
 
Old 07-11-2006, 02:12 AM   #2
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You have a 56Kbps pipe, you are running dialup, that's the problem.

So I don't get accused of trolling, I'll go into further detail about how your use of things like FasterFox won't help a jot.

Most people's internet connections are about 1Mbps (I find), my connection is 24Mbps, yours is 0.056Mbps. That's like saying most people have a dual carriageway, I have a 12 lane freeway, you have a path created by a goat walking backwards and forwards across the same field enough times.

Fasterfox creates multiple connections and then drops all but the fastest one. This is like saying that if you want to deliver a letter to someone, you put a letter in each of a bunch of cars and send them all down the road and which ever one gets there first tells the others to not bother any more. This works well for me with my 24Mbps connection (my huge freeway) because the cars all fit on that freeway. It works ok for people with their dual carriageway, no matter how many cars you try to force down your goat track it won't work, the problem is not how many connections you have, it's how wide the road is.

Upping the priority on Firefox is like getting faster cars, you still aren't fixing the problem of the road being too small.

When you get a delay before data comes through it's probably DNS resolution. The internet doesn't work off names like www.google.com, it works of IP addresses like 66.249.89.104. Because we can't remember IP addresses easilly when you type http://www.google.com into your web browser your computer looks up that name and gets the IP address it's going to connect to from DNS which is like a phone book of names vs numbers. This will take a few seconds on dial up to do, you can't avoid it.

It's 2006, get rid of dial up and buy a decent internet connection, it's not worth the time, money or effort to try and think up ways of getting the most out of a dialup connection.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 07:49 AM   #3
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You have a 56Kbps pipe, you are running dialup, that's the problem.

So I don't get accused of trolling, I'll go into further detail about how your use of things like FasterFox won't help a jot.


It's 2006, get rid of dial up and buy a decent internet connection, it's not worth the time, money or effort to try and think up ways of getting the most out of a dialup connection.

Dailup is a fact of life for many who live too far from from the switching office and hardwire broadband is not available at any price. Last time I cheked sattelite reception it was $600 up front with a $60 monthly charge.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 08:38 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear it. You'll have to understand and expect the problems that come with dialup.
 
  


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