Strange Modem Behavior (56k)
So I've been toying with Ubuntu (5.04 Preview) for a while, but, like every other Linux distro I've ever tried, my 56k connection acts "stupid."
If I have a download running with, say, wget, and I try to browse a site with Firefox, wget will continue to use 90%+ of my connection's very meager bandwidth, making browsing practically impossible. I don't have this problem with Windows.
Not being particularly familiar with networking, I have no idea what's going on here. The modem works fine, otherwise. It's a USR 5610B (Performance Pro v.92), and I've used it in Mandrake 8.0-10.1, Slackware 10.0-10.1, Debian 3.0, etc. with the same problem that I've, again, never gotten with Windows.
TIA for any insight.
Last edited by Cicatriz; 04-03-2005 at 02:02 PM.