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Old 11-20-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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SUSE 10 - vvvveeery slow internet access


Hi There

I have just recently installed SUSE 10 after running SUSE 9.x for over a year and have noticed a very long delay in the first connection to any website. I am using the same machine that I previously had Suse 9.x on and never have never had this issue before.

It takes around 15-20 sec for Firefox or Konqueror to make the first connection to a website. Subsequent connections to the same site are as expected. However, if I connect to a new site and then go back to a previously visited site, the delay comes back.

e.g.

1. Connect to google.com - 20 sec delay
2. do a search - instant response
3. go to cnn.com - 20 sec delay
4. go back to google.com - 20 sec delay

I have tried turning the firewall off to see if that made any difference but no luck.

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
O.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 07:27 AM   #2
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Re: SUSE 10 - vvvveeery slow internet access

That is strange indeed, are you still using the same hardware as before (networkcard, Modem/router)? Also, how long have you been having this problem now? Maybe your provider was having problems at the same moment you were testing 10.0. Other then that...i don't know what to say, hope you' ll solve it quickly, nobody likes a slow internetconnection.

Normally i would say turn off your firewall, but since you have allready done that, i can't think of anything else that might have caused this problem.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 04:47 PM   #3
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I had a problem sort of like this, which was a result of my Actiontec modem overwriting one of the two DNS servers with the gateway IP address. I describe what I did to solve the problem at this post in another forum.

http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showth...24#post1255124
 
Old 11-22-2005, 04:21 AM   #4
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Hi

Unfortunately none of your suggestions apply. I have installed Suse 10 on one of my laptops just to see how that performs and the same problem exists. I also have 2 windows XP machines (desktop and a laptop) and neither of them have this problem so there should be nothing wrong with my router/modem or service provider.

Thanks for trying to help - any more suggestions welcomed!

Regards
O.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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Although it may not be the situation in your case, as a clarification to others who view this thread, it is important to note that Linux (specifically SUSE Linux) handles and stores DNS resolution information differently than Windows XP.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 06:35 PM   #6
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I have solved the problem!!!

I am using a Netgear 814 modem/router which has a hard coded DNS nameserver (213.120.62.99) in the settings. Suse 10 automatically loads the DNS servers at start-up and loads the following addresses into /etc/resolv.conf

nameserver 213.120.62.99
nameserver 194.72.6.57
nameserver 194.73.82.24

although this works when connecting to the internet, it is very slow with the first connection. I then loaded up Suse 9.3 on the same machine and although it loaded the same DNS settings automatically, I could not get it to connect to the internet.

"Bright light moment" - I decided to switch to manual DNS config and also load the router address 'nameserver 192.168.0.1' into /etc/resolv.conf so it now looks like this

nameserver 192.168.0.1
nameserver 213.120.62.99
nameserver 194.72.6.57
nameserver 194.73.82.24

and hey presto - Suse 10 works brilliantly

If anyone cares to explain why this is required under Suse 10 when I previously had no problems with Suse 9.1 or using Windows XP, it would be greatly appreciated

Thanks all for you help
O.

Cogar - you called it right - DNS issue.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 06:43 PM   #7
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Great! I am glad you got things sorted out.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 01:39 AM   #8
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Yup it works

I just upgraded to Suse 10 as well and had the same prob. A quick vi on etc/resov.conf and bingo, Internet screams.

Thanks for the great post!
 
Old 12-01-2005, 07:40 PM   #9
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dns of my router could possibly be 192.168.1.15 (thats what my router says MY ip is)

so if open /etc/resolv.conf change my ip from whatever it is in there to 192.168.1.15 that should solve my problem?

I can ping things but not connect, having exact same problem you were.

!!!
 
Old 12-01-2005, 09:28 PM   #10
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Boost

If your PC is 192.168.1.15, and I'm assuming that your router is a DSL/cable router, the address you want to add in /etc/resolv.conf is the IP address of your router.

If you can ping by IP address but not by hostname, your problem is most likely DNS related.

How this helps.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:38 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by boostaddict
dns of my router could possibly be 192.168.1.15 (thats what my router says MY ip is)

so if open /etc/resolv.conf change my ip from whatever it is in there to 192.168.1.15 that should solve my problem?

I can ping things but not connect, having exact same problem you were.

!!!
You can get the addresses of your primary and secondary DNS servers (nameservers) from your ISP. They will be numbers different from the addresses of your computer or the DSL modem (of course). For example, if your ISP was Qwest, you would need to confirm the following addresses appear in your resolv.conf file. If they do not, you need to add them in.

Quote:
Use the following DNS server addresses, set the preferred address to 205.171.3.65 and the alternate address to 205.171.2.65. Any entries that refer to other Qwest DNS server addresses must be removed.
http://my.qwest.net/nav4/help/your_a...s_service.html
 
Old 12-14-2005, 08:07 AM   #12
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Gentlemen, I understand perfectly well what must be done, but I should ask you, how to do that. Reason is simple. I never had to make any editions in my SuSE 9.2 I just used that compilation. Full stop. Can someone just write a step by step procedure which will allow to edit the /etc/resolv.conf, please. I simply never had done it before.
Sorry for this rather awkward request but you are the only hope I have.
Novell site will not provide this info although SuSE 10 is their product. I think.
So far it seems that I need to add the nameserver 192.168.0.1 as mentioned few posts above.
Thanks for help
Best regards
Richard - doomed for the time being.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 01:36 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by RichardL
Gentlemen, I understand perfectly well what must be done, but I should ask you, how to do that. Reason is simple. I never had to make any editions in my SuSE 9.2 I just used that compilation. Full stop. Can someone just write a step by step procedure which will allow to edit the /etc/resolv.conf, please. I simply never had done it before.
Sorry for this rather awkward request but you are the only hope I have.
Novell site will not provide this info although SuSE 10 is their product. I think.
So far it seems that I need to add the nameserver 192.168.0.1 as mentioned few posts above.
Thanks for help
Best regards
Richard - doomed for the time being.
I wrote a step-by-step process (actually two step-by-step processes) here:

http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showpo...9&postcount=26

You can use either to add any nameserver you choose.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 02:52 AM   #14
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Cogar, you have made my day.
I strictly follow your procedure using YaST and now SuSE 10 is behaving extremely well.
Thanks to you I do not have to waste my time any longer searching for clues.

I just had to add "localhost" next to DNS address and this is it. Original word was "site"

I very much appreciate your help.
My best regards
Richard
 
Old 12-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #15
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You are welcome, RichardL. I hope you enjoy running your new distribution.
 
  


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