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Old 06-26-2004, 09:37 AM   #1
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Modem/ Internet, What is going on?


I went from mandrake 9.1 to 10 official and now instead of seconds it takes 3 minutes or more for a standard web page to come up. I have a dial up connection and made sure no other programs were running. I am very much a noob and you will have to take me step by step from the very beginning. I dont know how to use the command line at all. Oh yeah, I picked up my phone to listen to see if it was connected and noticed that the initial connection signal (noise for lack of a better term,,,noob remember) kept repeating itself at about a 10 second interval.

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Old 06-26-2004, 09:42 AM   #2
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Might be your internet provider. I had a sinilar problem with one provider, but other providers worked perfect.

(btw: try making the title a little more descriptive. It'll get you more specific attention )
 
Old 06-26-2004, 09:55 AM   #3
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Like I said I am a noob not sure how you want me to be more descriptive? All I can say is that my windows and 9.1 only took seconds to load a page with the same provider. And I dont know what the nomenclature is for the initial sound a modem makes when it is querrying the server for response upon initial contact
 
Old 06-26-2004, 10:14 AM   #4
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by the sound, it seams that it doesnt know its connected and keeps sending the initial querry signal and im only receiving inbetween hence the long load times
 
Old 06-26-2004, 10:15 AM   #5
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most likely you're using a winmodem and the drivers are corrupt. try reinstalling them.
 
Old 06-26-2004, 10:34 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by robby737
Like I said I am a noob not sure how you want me to be more descriptive?
Just meant the title of your post. The more specific the title, the easier for any other member to see if they think they might be able to help you. Something like "modem takes very long to connect after upgrade" might be more 'inviting' and helpful


Now that I come to think of it. If you are using a Linmodem, I'm surprised it even works under MDK 10. From what I've read I thought there were only drivers available for kernel versions 2.4.* and none for 2.6.* What kernel version did you install?
 
Old 06-26-2004, 10:52 AM   #7
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I loaded kernel 2.6 and have a hardware modem not a winmodem. The modem was recognized by pnp. Not sure I gave the correct info, I am not sure what a linmodem is.
 
Old 06-26-2004, 11:28 AM   #8
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Linmodem= Winmodem that is supported by linux (driver is available)

Winmodem= software modem. uses cpu power to do certain tasks that 'real' modem would do by itself. On slower computers this can influence the connection speed significantly.
 
Old 06-26-2004, 11:30 AM   #9
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well I have a hardware modem so thats not my problem
 
Old 06-26-2004, 12:59 PM   #10
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What is the make and model of your modem?
 
Old 06-26-2004, 01:32 PM   #11
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I think its something like a best data 56.
 
Old 06-26-2004, 01:36 PM   #12
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Internal or external? I'm guessing internal. What's the label on the pci card say on it - in full?
 
Old 06-26-2004, 01:38 PM   #13
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its an external and Im at work and cant get info off the modem
 
Old 06-26-2004, 01:41 PM   #14
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This modem worked fine for 9.1 and one thing I didnt mention earlier is that when you go to net monitor the speed is fine. I still think the computer believes its not connected and continues its initial connection actions and is delaying the upload
 
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On your phone (that the modem is connected into), do you have call waiting or some kind of answering service? In the UK, the BT answering service sends a signal down the line (resulting in a broken tone) when you have a message waiting - as I remember to my cost, that plays havoc with dial in services.
 
  


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