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Old 05-09-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
Simonlinuxn00b
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Angry Mandrake 10 - slow webpages


I won't pretend to know anything in details as to regards of linux, I played around with it as most but after Mandrake 9.2 i've decided to take the plunge & install Mandrake 10 community which I downloaded (3 ISO) - Installation went great but the problem I have is the Internet... I setup the Broadcom 4400 adapter Under 'configure computer' > 'network & Internet' > 'New Connection' > 'Lan Connection' > selected network adapter etc & proceeded to loadup both of the browsers which come as default with this version of Linux. First thing I notice was the SLOW speed of the webpages loading, even for the likes of GOOGLE which normal is instantaneous, I have a 1mb ADSL connection supplied by BTYahoo. Under windows XP it's fast as hell! I updated Mandrake community 10 using its own updates etc & it was downloading at 120kb per second which is what I would normally get. But its the webpages that are so slow, here is my system:

Netgear DG834G - 54mbps Wireless network router - With NAT
AMD 2600
1GIG - DDR 3200
120GB HDD (PRIMARY)
80GB HDD (Secondary, however took it out for installation of this & not put back)
8x DVD +/- RW
16x Slot loading DVD
18.1" TFT - Compaq 1825
64mb Ti500 Hercules - Display adapter
Asus Motherboard - with built in Broadcom ethernet 10/100

Hope this information is sufficient for you guys/gals to help me with my problem. The router is set to 1450MTU Which works on my computers connected via WIRELESS & worked fantastically under windows XP.

Thanks for your help in advance, & any replies could you remember im an idiot when it comes to linux so please dont be too technical. Sorry for my ignorance, just starting with linux again. Thanks
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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Strange problem you got there. Could you say what browsers you are using? I am a Fedora guy, so I don't know which browsers are default on MDK?

One thing you could try though. Maybe it is a port thing. Tell me, is FTP downloading slow as well? Try to download a file from some ftp and post what speed you get there.

Try this for instance.

http://um-sd06-210-1.uni-mb.si/try.zip

and

ftp://um-sd06-210-1.uni-mb.si/pub/try.zip

Compare speeds and tell me what you get. They are identical files (3,6 MB).

Last edited by marghorp; 05-09-2004 at 01:00 PM.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 02:23 PM   #3
GooPunch
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I am having the same problem under Mandrake Community 10.0...

I've noticed that ftp downloads at my normal speed, around 300 to 400kps...where http sites load at a snail's pace...

It loads slowly on both the Konquerer web browser and Mozilla Firefox...so it doesn't seem to be a browser problem...

Last edited by GooPunch; 05-13-2004 at 02:30 PM.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 02:38 PM   #4
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Alright, I seemed to have fixed my problem...

I opened up my /etc/resolv.conf file and found that some various IP addresses for nameservers...but they were different from the ones that I typically use in windows, so I added the two that I've used for years and now I'm browsing at my normal speed.

Hopefully you can do the same to solve your problem.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 02:41 PM   #5
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Smile

Quote:
Originally posted by GooPunch
Hopefully you can do the same to solve your problem.
You mean resolve your problem
 
Old 05-19-2004, 01:11 AM   #6
Simonlinuxn00b
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Talking Thanks...

Thanks for your replies, I downloaded Opera web browser & it fixed it instantly... However the other two are still slow!

 
Old 06-14-2004, 02:26 PM   #7
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I seem to have resolved this issue deleting any server names in "resolv.conf". It now looks like this

search tiscali.be

nameserver 62.235.14.4 # ppp temp entry
nameserver 62.235.13.199 # ppp temp entry

At first, I did not get my ADSL to connect, like many other people running Mandrake, it seems. Suddenly, it started to work, albeit very slow (slow look-up). Unfortunately, I do not remember anymore what settings I filled in in Mandrake Control Center, and there seems no obvious way to see all settings. If tomorrow my system breaks, I can start all over again. Anyone can help me indicating how I can inspect these settings, be it graphical or by peeking at a configuration file?

Anyway, this thread helped me to resolve my speed problem. Many thanks!
 
Old 06-16-2004, 04:26 PM   #8
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I had the same problem. My system, Dell 8300, wired to port on a Truemobile 2300 wireless router, MDK 10.0 OE, 3.5Mbps cable. Mozilla (1.6) and Konquerer were pathetically slow. But Opera was faaast. Ftp was blazing. After poking around some sites, I found that the slow browsing could be due the auto enabling of IPv6. (default on FC2).

Added the following line to my /etc/modprobe.conf

alias net-pf-10 off

Results: Mozilla is now very fast, Opera is super fast and I've given up on Konquerer.
 
  


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