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Old 09-04-2004, 06:39 AM   #1
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internet always wrong with linux..


aRSGIOSEHGSDLGKJ LINUX STINX FOR INTERNET!!! ahhhhhh!!!! so mad... every distro i installed have internet problems.. i have freakin adsl and i'm browsing sites at xtreme slow speeds? even dial up beats it... works better with windows... and everytime i go to google.ca it takes to re-resolve google.ca... how does linux work? aHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... how i make it go quicker? sorries, i'm kinda xtremely mad rite now for linux''s internet speed, as it pisses me off bad
 
Old 09-04-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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btw, when i download stuff and not changing sites, it downloads like adsl, but i browse sites most of the time!!!!
 
Old 09-04-2004, 06:43 AM   #3
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Looks like you have a DNS problem - did you choose the wrong (slow) DNS Server? Compare that with your Windows settings (DNS Server and Default Gateway).

My 2 cents. HTH, Peter
 
Old 09-04-2004, 06:45 AM   #4
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what do u mean? i added a ethernet card and it configured itself with fedora core 2... and i tried internet connection sharing, and linux hates me for that too...
 
Old 09-04-2004, 06:47 AM   #5
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btw, i think its linux, not dns.. kuz i do browse sites with windows, loads straight up, but with linux, first it resolves host, then takes forever to load the page...
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:07 AM   #6
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Looks like you have a DNS problem
Boot into Windows, look at your network settings with ipconfig /all write the settings down.

Boot into Linux, look at your network settings and make them the same as on Windows.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:14 AM   #7
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ISP connectivity

HI psa,

I understand, Windows does work, just for an idea, compare the DNS and Gateway settings, if windows does it differently.

To check if it is DNS:

Try to connect a site with a known IP directly by inserting the IP address, without the need of DNS.

Try for instance http://64.179.4.149/, for your favorite forum

Is this as fast as you want it to be? OK, then DNS is the cause. Try to set up the DNS Server of your provider in your dialup script.

I am sorry not to be able to tell you much about dialup-scripts, I use a DSL router to get my stuff online and thus do not use ppp. But I am sure, someone out here knows?!

And, did you read the ISP ConnectivityMini-HOWTO, http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/ISP-Connectivity.html
It is worth it!

I know, Windows does a lot of things smoothly behind your back that Linux does not without building scripts and configs, but it is worth the effort - Linux is a much better networked OS than Windows, where Network support was introduced just 2 major release numbers ago (3.0, 3.1: no network, 3.11 patch for basic LanManager network and a very limited TCP/IP, NT4/9x/ME finally had something worth calling TCP/IP, 2000/XP/2003 aka NT5 can now network by themselves, though there are still items missing).



HTH, Peter
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:16 AM   #8
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XavierP,

your advice is a little problematic - what if the ISP gives new IP Address each time psa dials in? Copying the IP given an Minute ago as a static one will result in a mess.

My 2 cents. Peter
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:21 AM   #9
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But the DNS settings will (or should) be the same. Psa didn't seem able to get beyond the fact that he needs to check a few things against his Windows settings.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:56 AM   #10
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granted, full ACK.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:02 AM   #11
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ummm, just out of curiosity, if the ip was dynamic, then it should use dhcp, so then wouldn't the dns be the same for window and linux? they are after all asking the same dhcp server for this info (or the equivalent with ppp connections)
 
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Hi SciYro,

yes, you are right. That is why I directed psa to bypass DNS by using numeric IP. Sounds like there is something going wrong on the path DHCP->DNS. If you don't mind performance, you may take an open and free DNS server, but to keep speed up, it should be the one of the dialin-site. See what I mean?

Regards, Peter
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:39 AM   #13
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uh... i use adsl... so i dunt understand the dial in stuff... and yea when i click the ip address of lq, it loaded up rite away.. cool! so.. how does this dns gets fixed up?
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:49 AM   #14
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ahhh i know!, maybe your isp struck a deal with M$, so the isp would set things up so windows users get the fast dns server, while non windows users get screwed with a dns server thats 10 years to old, and running a 9kb/s modem

anyways, look at /etc/resolve.conf

in that file rests name servers for dns i think it was... anyways get a dns server address and add a few to that file (probably at the beginning so it trys them first) ... i think then it might work
 
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i'm totally lost? how i get and put and write to dns server files & what are those files? LOL losted.. sorries i'm dumb...
 
  


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