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Power User 02-01-2005 11:04 PM

Trouble establishing Internet connections...
Hello. I just got back into Linux after a long time in Windows XP. Anyways, my Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop is oh so ever picky about what runs on it.

Right now, I am looking to Linux as a viable replacement to Windows. In order to do this, I need to be able to do everything I can do in Windows in Linux.

First off, I settled on this distro. Why? I need Network Card support AND full 3D Graphics Support. The ATi IGP 320M is not supported on most older distributions. The network card is not supported on a lot of newer distributions either. Fortunately for Fedora, it does both. Sort of.

The problem is, when I am using the Internet, it is taking a L-O-N-G time for the connection to establish. This is not good. Now the transfer rates are fast, but apparently something is causing extreme latency. I have no idea what it could be, but I have a feeling it is something stupid.

Would any wise and all-knowing users of this forum have the answer for me?

Oh, the LAN card is the National Semiconductor DP83815 MacPhyter...

Thoreau 02-02-2005 01:06 AM

It's probably looking for a dns server or route upstream. In /etc/resolv.conf your nameserver should be the IP of your router or "gateway" to the internet- which would be your DNS server for the box. The router should of coursre have your isp's dns mapped in it.

Power User 02-02-2005 07:31 AM

No effect, and I restarted the system!

Power User 02-02-2005 08:26 AM

AHA! I got it!

I set the Ethernet Connection to NOT Get DNS info from provider...

...then I set the DNS Servers for the DSL (NOT the router, which is as the primary and secondary DNS, and KABOOM! I GOT CONNECTION!!!

I knew it was something stupid, that I was overlooking...

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