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I use the same card, but mine is (rev 06) rather than (rev 09). I have no problem with the drivers that I can tell.
I do connect using a static IP. Could this be a DHCP problem?
Just wanted to add I'm running 32 bit slackware-current (I see you're running 64bit)
Hey, I am not sure if this will be of any help, but I had the same problem with internet connections being too slow every time I tried installing slackware on my computers. Try to blacklist ipv6 by adding
in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and reboot.
With ipv6 disabled internet speed is back to normal for me. I am a newbie and I don't understand why this is happening, but it may have to do something with the router model or configuration since it happens on both of my home computers. Also I don't remember having these issues with my old router, it could be a coincidence, I don't know.
I have issues sometimes if I don't set a static DNS server. I got around this by setting my DNS server to the local address of my router and it's such a habit that I can't tell you what the problem actually was or if it still exists for me. Before I set the router's address I just used 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 as the DNS servers which I now have set statically set in my router. YMMV
Setting your own ISP's DNS servers might work better for you, my isp has pretty slow DNS.
You are using the r8169 driver but have a r8168b ethernet card. It may be the case that blacklisting r8169 and installing the r8168 driver from realtek will help. Another solution that might help is manually setting the speed of your ethernet card to 100 instead of 1000 via ethtool. This is a known and very old bug. I also suggest to search this forums or the whole web for r8168 and r8169 driver issues.
edit: An indicator that this is the actual problem would be many "eth0: disconnect/connect", "eth0: autonegotiated.." or similar messages in your log files.
edit2: Yet another indicator would be many lost packages when pinging any other box (e.g. your router)
Last edited by tc_; 09-06-2012 at 10:19 AM.
Reason: Added lost packages