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Old 07-04-2005, 09:51 AM   #1
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slow internet...why?


Hey guys i have a problem with my internet connection, im using an internal conexant modem (with the full 56k driver) but i am only downloading at 1.4-1.6kbs a second, when downloading from websites it goes up and down, but no more then 2.2, i can't figure out why this is...when downloading it is constant, doesn't change at all as if it is downloadin at its maximum rate, i tried using my old 33.6k internal modem and i was gettin 0.4 - 0.7 max, so its not my modem...any ideas? i tried disabling ipv6 or somethin and it didnt do anything that is noticable...so yeh i am stumped...does anyone have any ideas?

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Old 07-04-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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that sounds to me like an internet problem (IE it's your ISP's fault)

perhaps you could call them up and ask if there has been any problems lately?

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Old 07-04-2005, 06:11 PM   #3
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oh yeh i forgot to mention it works fine in XP

thanks for the welcome
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:16 AM   #4
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under XP with the SAME download links?...same network topology/devices?

did you check the HCL for your modem?
 
Old 07-07-2005, 10:28 PM   #5
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yeh same everything, just generally the modem works "normally" under xp, both my modems to, the 33.6 downloads at 3.8 - 4kb and the 56k at about 5.8 which is normal...

I got my modem drivers from www.linuxant.com which work with Conexant to provide drivers for conexant modems under linux and my modem IS supported by the drivers. I just want to make this clear that BOTH modems are slow, not just one, a full hardware 33.6k modem and a software 56k.

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Old 07-07-2005, 10:57 PM   #6
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hmm... sounds like a faulty driver to me... but then again, since you said you have the right drivers... wierd. Check that again.

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Old 07-07-2005, 11:19 PM   #7
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You know what, i had a internal modem and it just DID not work at all i just couldent get it working i think linux has a problem sometimes with internal modems but now you have got it working you should be alright. Have you tryed reintalling the driver?
 
Old 07-08-2005, 05:20 AM   #8
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Ok guys...i don't think you are reading my posts properly...i said...TWO modems are doing the same thing...not just one, so it can't be a faulty driver....they are TWO different modems, unless i have 2 faulty drivers, a faulty driver for the conexant and a faulty driver from the kernel. I will emphasise this again....TWO....DIFFERENT....modems are receiving data at a very slow rate....sorry if it sounds like i'm getting pissed...it's just i have mentioned it at least twice in my post.

Anyway to sum it all up again

Both my modems are downloading at a very slow rate they are:

56k Internal Conexant 'winmodem' drivers from www.linuxant.com and a
33.6k external hardware modem which is autodetected by linux

the 56k has a max speed of 1.4 to 1.6kbs and the 33.6 has a max speed of 0.4 - 0.7kbs

Both modems work FINE in windows XP windows 2000 and windows ME (i tested it today)

Thank you all for your replies so far, but unfortunately there has been no solutions

If no solution is found i'll have to go back to windows till a solution IS found, cause it's hard to share an internet connection at 56k already, but at 15k its even harder, my parents impression of the 'great linux' isn't going very well
 
Old 07-08-2005, 09:40 AM   #9
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If its a winmodem then the modem is using you processor to do all software endcoing and decoding for the modem. This slows the modems down as they are competing with other processes on your system.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 06:46 PM   #10
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http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Modem-HOWTO-4.html#ss4.6

have you tried on another distro?? maybe even a live cd such as knoppix??

so far the only thing that seems certain is that it's a software issue...

PS: try using the setserial command to check your baud rate settings, etc...


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Old 07-08-2005, 11:07 PM   #11
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i don't really want to install another distro, it will disturb my current installation, i didn't set out my partitions properly, usually on 56k i do download whole 3 disc distros and such so downloading knoppix wouldnt be a problem, but since the connection is only 15k, it would kill me to just download that one cd, but if i have to to narrow down the problem i guess i will. and yes i'd have to agree i think it is a software issue, but not one concerning drivers and such.

I read through some of that info on setserial, doesn't make much sense to me, well it does, but i don't really want to do anything that i won't be able to reverse because i forgot what i did etc. any thing that u reccomend i should do?

thank you very much for your time

Michael Johnson: I am aware of how a winmodem operates, even when my system is processing pretty much nothing the speed remains the same, and as i have stated i think at least 3 times now...a complete hardware modem is doing the same thing.

Edit: i tried playing around with setserial, first using the 'autoconfig' paramater then using the spd_hi parameter, both did nothing to my speed, those were the only paramaters that looked useable by me, but if you think i should try anything else please let me know.

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Old 07-09-2005, 05:56 AM   #12
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Look in the modem manual and add strings to the ppp program.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 08:10 AM   #13
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Electro if u didnt read, this is happening for both modems, not just one specific, it worked fine on other distros, and if i recall it worked fine on LE 2005 before but i had to reinstall it at least 5 times before everything was working, anyway thats not the point

can people please read the whole post before commenting, i appreciate all the help, but its not just one specific modem.

as someone said earlier i do believe it is a software problem, with the OS not with the driver, i'm just not fluent enough in linux to resolve this problem, and i just don't kno where to start.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 09:40 AM   #14
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I understand that both modems are internal. Are you able to try an external modem? If so what happens?
 
Old 07-09-2005, 10:34 AM   #15
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No you do not understand because i said one is external hahaha....you should read it properly, sorry i did not mean to sound rude in any way
 
  


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