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Old 10-28-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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Reeeeeeally slow internet


Hello everyone

I'm new here and new to the whole Linux thing (just got it downloaded this past weekend) and while I'm slowly learning things I'm still having some issues with my internet.

Some sites take upwards of 10-15 seconds to load and I'm not quite sure what's going on.

Can anyone give me some advice/tips?
 
Old 10-28-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Hello everyone

I'm new here and new to the whole Linux thing (just got it downloaded this past weekend) and while I'm slowly learning things I'm still having some issues with my internet.

Some sites take upwards of 10-15 seconds to load and I'm not quite sure what's going on.

Can anyone give me some advice/tips?
I would start by setting a static DNS server. There are some threads around the site that go into more detail as to how/why it works. Using your ISP's DNS server as primary and then something like 4.2.2.1 or 4.2.2.3 as your secondary is usually recommended. My ISP has pretty shoddy DNS performance so I use 4.2.2.x as primary and secondary servers.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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Is there any chance you could grab a link or two for me on how to do that? At this rate it'll take me a few hours to find the actual pages :P
 
Old 10-28-2010, 10:31 PM   #4
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Is this a laptop or a desktop? What version of Ubuntu are you using?
 
Old 10-28-2010, 10:34 PM   #5
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I'm on a desktop and using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
 
Old 10-28-2010, 10:42 PM   #6
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Click on System
Choose Preferences
Choose Network Connections
Choose your connection
choose edit
Select IPv4 settings
Select "Automatic (DHCP) addresses only"
go down to the "dns servers" box and enter your servers seperated by spaces such as
Code:
4.2.2.1 4.2.2.3
hit apply


That ought to do it. You'll have to enter the administrator password a time or two, and I might have left out something obvious like hitting apply more than once or something.

Hope that helps.

Last edited by damgar; 10-28-2010 at 10:48 PM. Reason: Left out the Preferences step
 
Old 10-28-2010, 10:49 PM   #7
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That disconnected me completely =/
 
Old 10-28-2010, 10:55 PM   #8
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What address did you enter for the dns server? Were you able to ping 4.2.2.1 while you were disconnected? The connection will have to reset when you change it's properties. You might need to reboot (easy way to get everyone on the same page). Did you accidently change the IP address or choose manual instead of the bit about address only?
 
Old 10-29-2010, 01:14 AM   #9
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Try opendns,
http://www.opendns.com/
 
Old 10-29-2010, 01:28 AM   #10
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What address did you enter for the dns server? Were you able to ping 4.2.2.1 while you were disconnected? The connection will have to reset when you change it's properties. You might need to reboot (easy way to get everyone on the same page). Did you accidently change the IP address or choose manual instead of the bit about address only?
Ahh, I screwed up How do I figure out what my address is?
 
Old 10-29-2010, 01:33 AM   #11
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I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to do at that site?
 
Old 10-29-2010, 03:37 AM   #12
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Why not using Google's public DNS?
8.8.8.8 <--- easy to remember and don't forget to put the IP of your router into the DNS list
 
Old 10-29-2010, 06:35 PM   #13
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Alright, basically I know a little about computers but when it comes to finding out a dns server or anything like that, I'm completely out to lunch :/
 
Old 10-29-2010, 06:43 PM   #14
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Nevermind, I figured it all out and my internet is back up to speed!

Last night it was up to 5-10 minutes to load a page and now it's back to instantaneous *sigh of relief*

Thanks for the help everyone

Edit: May as well post what I did to resolve this in case anyone else has an issue like this...

To find out my DNS servers I entered "cat /etc/resolv.conf" in my terminal and otherwise followed damgar's instructions.

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