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I recently installed Suse 9.0 dual boot with XP.
Immediately I noticed the connection was considerably slower than XP but I assumed this could be resolved through updates or maybe a driver for my nic. I haven't had a chance to fool around with that for a few days (my wife fails to understand how important this is) but now I noticed a slowdown in Windows too. For a couple of hours today I wasn't able to get online at all. No dropped packets, just couldn't find the host.
I'd call my isp but I have Comcast (need I say more) and I don't think they coould tell me anything. Also, when Suse is starting up I noticed that it can't resolve the internet address right away. Could this be related to the wireless router I have installed on my network? I'm gonna RTFM today but I was wondering if anyone had some ideas I could check out. Keep in mind I'm a noob but I do have a decent understanding of networking in general. here's my setup:
Asus a7n8x Nvidia chipset with 2 nics onboard(only one is in use and the other is disabled in Windows)
Buffalo ireless router/ap
Motorola surfboard cable modem
Voip box on the front end
the wireless client is temporarily disabled and the machine I'm using is wired to the router.
It's clearly something wrong with your ISP. It's just the way it is: sometimes servers are up, sometimes server are down. It's the tech we live with today . Linux won't auto-magically damage your Windows connection...
Yeah I know there's no way Linux could have that kind of effect on my connection. I just had to post that. I need to install some drivers though. I found the Linux download site for nforce chipsets and it includes an
ethernet driver. Hopefully that will speed things up somewhat.
Yeah, I still use Win 3.1 in a laptop with a 486 processor with 8 MB of RAM. Well, I don't actually use it much though, but I found it quite funny to play with... I jumped straight from DOS to Win95, so I never got to know Win 3.1. It was a funny OS to play with. I use computer merely for fun so...
And don't worry about your ISP. I guess everyone, everywhere has problems with ISP once in a while
I'm going to call them tomorrow as I'm still having the same problem: can't resolve host names during the day and everything is back to normal at night. Hmmm, I wonder if this is a wiring problem. Anyway, I'll post back after I'm done yelling at comcast.