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Old 11-17-2001, 09:36 PM   #1
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Slow Internet Connection

Hi everyone
I managed to have the Internet connection in my Linux box with an External 56K modem. But for somereason, my connection is very very slow under linux. But perfectly alroght under windows.

Can anyone help me??. When I call the pppd I setup the maximum speed 115200. But the response time is very very slow.

Thanks in advance.
Old 11-18-2001, 01:39 AM   #2
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One thing that comes to mind is the MTU or Max Transmit Unit Size.

Have you tried playing around with different numbers?

to change it use ifconfig

also check for errors using ifconfig
Old 11-18-2001, 07:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I checked with the ifconfig. Both MTU and MaxTrS are set to their default size (1500). And ifconfig is not reporting any problem. Perhaps, I wonder: I setup the static DNS addresses whereas my ISP recommends dynamic DNS setup. And I also tried with asyncmap 0 (and 0xa0000) as well. No improvement at all.!

Any help please?
Old 11-18-2001, 04:04 PM   #4
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I resolved the problem. The problem, I couldn;t even ping my localhost.

I said, ifconfig lo

And then things started to be normal. Can anybody explain, what was happening inside?. And now, everytime, I start my linux box, I should type this command . Is there anyway to automate this? (ie to make this ifconfig lo up)?

Thanks in advance



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