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Old 05-27-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
Manish87
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Why is my internet slow in linux?


Hi,

i am using firefox in my fedora o.s and its very very slow when compared to my IE of windows. sometimes i get an error saying "server not found",it mainly takes a lot of time in in the first stage of connecting the site, that is looking up www.google.com(bottom left corner of your browser)


kind regards,

Manish
 
Old 05-27-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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Hi,

So you've shown us your need! What's your deed?

We will aid you when you help yourself to a solution. Provide us with what you have attempted and then maybe someone will be able to assist.
Not enough information to help you.

'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.

 
Old 05-27-2010, 08:40 AM   #3
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version of your firefox

What is the version of your firefox? Please update your firefox and try again.

If the problem remains post it.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 08:52 AM   #4
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Wink

hey,

okay,i tried to ping myself and the google website in the G-terminal it responds properly and immediately though ,but when i enter an url it gives looking up www.google.com or transfering files from the respective site.


Solution:

type about:config in the address bar of the firefox and then hit enter,then type ipv6 in the filter and then double click on "network.dns.disableIPv6;true".hope this helps you to increase the slow and a very crappy speed of your firefox


thnx a lot onebuck


Kind Regards,
Manish
 
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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Hi,

Just to disable ipv6 in the browser will not necessarily mean your system is setup properly. You may want to investigate the network settings for the computer.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 10:40 AM   #6
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What kind of network connection do you have:

That is;

1. Wired or Wireless
2. If wired - DSL? LAN? Etc
3. If wireless - 3G? Wifi? Etc


That would be your first step - to verify that your connection is firstly up and running; and secondly configured correctly.

Next if you know your network connection is galloping along, then you need to look at your actual Linux network configuration to see if you've set that up correctly.

Please heed onebuck's advice above - simply disabling ipv6 is not going to solve your problem permanently.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 04:12 PM   #7
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can you also post the output of

ifconfig
iwconfig (if you use wireless)
cat /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:26 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Manish87 View Post
Hi,

i am using firefox in my fedora o.s and its very very slow when compared to my IE of windows. sometimes i get an error saying "server not found",it mainly takes a lot of time in in the first stage of connecting the site, that is looking up www.google.com(bottom left corner of your browser)


kind regards,

Manish
Well, firefox isn't particularly fast in the first place.

For the rest, it looks like you have a networking problem in you Linux... Are you using wireless or cabled LAN? How about the DNS? If FF cannot locate a site fast enough, it may be that your primary DNS is out of order. After a time-out, the system switches over to the secondary DNS.

Some people use their router as primary DNS. That's a good idea. But only if your router is fast enough! With my SMC 7004 router I had lots of DNS trouble. So I hardcoded the DNS in /etc/resolv.conf.
Now that I run with a 5 year oild Longshine IR2114 router I simply use that as DNS. No problemo whatto so evero.

What's inside your "/etc/resolv.conf"? See it with this command:
Code:
cat /etc/resolv.conf
Here http://fruttenboel.verhoeven272.nl/various/dns.html is a list with some known good DNS-es.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 02:16 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Manish87 View Post
Hi,

i am using firefox in my fedora o.s and its very very slow when compared to my IE of windows. sometimes i get an error saying "server not found",it mainly takes a lot of time in in the first stage of connecting the site, that is looking up www.google.com(bottom left corner of your browser)


kind regards,

Manish
You've marked your problem as solved. Now please post a reply saying how you solved the problem so that other new users can benefit from your experience.

Thanks, Tom
 
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:48 AM   #10
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Solution:

type about:config in the address bar of the firefox and then hit enter,then type ipv6 in the filter and then double click on "network.dns.disableIPv6;true".hope this helps you to increase the slow and a very crappy speed of your firefox

As onebuck said this is may not always be the solution,BUT it worked in my case.
 
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:19 AM   #11
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try changing ur DNS i have problems with our DNS server because of AC they are not running it. so i simply use OpenDNS
208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
change the /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.222.222
 
Old 05-28-2010, 05:49 AM   #12
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Hi,
how to configure NAS in RHEL 5 ?
 
Old 05-28-2010, 05:51 AM   #13
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how to configure NAS in RHEL 5 ?
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