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Old 11-21-2002, 09:51 AM   #1
soundlux
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Browing The Net With Linux is dead slow!!


I just recently was able to get internet connection after I installed an external modem -- Creative Modem Blaster -.

The surfing experience in very slow in mandrake with any of the packaged browers. Surfing using windows is considerably faster.
I could safely say that when I surf with the browsers in Mandrake, I am literall stuck on a page!!

The brosers I tried are..

Konkera
Opera
Mozilla
Galeon


I used Kppp to set-up the internet connection.


How can I increase the surfing speed in Mandrake with existing dial-up connection.

Sorry if I am not clearer on my problem, but as a newbee I did not know what files you will need to solve the problem. So, please tell me what you need and I will provide it.

Thanks,



 
Old 11-21-2002, 10:11 AM   #2
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Go to the mozilla website and get phoenix.It's not full featured but fast.If that doesn't work try to compile mozilla yourself.Probably not a good idea if you never compiled anything before.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 11:30 AM   #3
soundlux
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I don't think this is a problem with the browser(s) as I have tried more than one... It seem to point to some type of configuration problem.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 02:11 PM   #4
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Well - unfortunately I got no idea how to setup a dialup connection.I got adsl and phoenix is about as fast as IE here.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 02:24 PM   #5
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I would say the same. The reason that your modem might travel a littl faster in windows has somthing to do with spcialized drivers for windows. You should try using phoenix to see it mkes any difference. There isnt very many option for modems now adays. I stoped using ppp LONG ago, when broadband came around Love my aDSL connection.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 02:41 PM   #6
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What is the speed you are connected at?
 
Old 11-21-2002, 05:41 PM   #7
soundlux
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I used the tool Gkrellin and the surfing speed (while loading the homepage of the ISP msn.com) was 60 t0 196. I did not even attemp a download, It would have been slower I am sure...
 
Old 11-21-2002, 08:55 PM   #8
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Lightbulb Sounds like something else must be wrong...

My experience browsing under Linux has been just the opposite - my slowest Linux browser seems to simply blow away my fastest Windows browser. That's the reason I now spend all my time in Linux.

You could be right about it being a config problem. What settings did you use in KPPP?

I have a ModemBlaster on one of my machines but it seems to run fast under Linux. Do you have a different modem you can try?
 
Old 11-22-2002, 02:41 PM   #9
soundlux
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No..

I bought this external modem because I was having major problems getting my internal modem to work.

Could you share the configuration file info you have on ppp.


thanks
 
Old 12-10-2002, 07:26 PM   #10
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i see your problem, you still have dialup

Last edited by isajera; 12-11-2002 at 09:24 PM.
 
Old 12-11-2002, 02:11 PM   #11
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i have several times seen kppp set a modem
to max speed 2400 or 1200. Find that max
speed setting in kppp.
the real reason is that windows is 32 bit and
linux is 64 bit, so you have to download twice
as much to look at the same picture in linux. thats why
linux users use the command so much.
openbsd is 128 bit. thats why 404 above only
typed one line. because with openbsd you have
to type 4 times the amount of data to get the
same amount of knowledge across. Thats
why bsd people are so curt.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 02:58 AM   #12
Hex29A
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I've noticed that when I surf in linux, it tend to be dead slow too..but it seemes like a name lookup problem...it sometimes it can resolv...I've tested both dhcp and static ip/dns, but it's still much slower than windows..
(tried both redhat, debian with mozilla/firebird & mozilla) amd 1200MHz 256 RAM...
 
Old 09-25-2003, 03:38 AM   #13
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get a big hosts file and use that. that would help in
windows too.
that's not a solution. just something that helps.
see if it's a mozilla problem by trying opera.
 
  


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