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Old 06-14-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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Dodgy internet


If anyone has read my previous post previous post you will see I mention that internet is hit and miss. I've come to ask if anyone has/had the same problem and if there is a solution.

Fresh install of FC3 using the 'Desktop' install. Once I figured out how to get it to actually get the internet connection from the right ethernet card it connects but there is a major problem.

Most sites don't load, ever, at all. nVidia loads fine, and Fedora website is also fine. Also believe Macromedia's site is OK but any other site such as Google or Newgrounds never loads (though Newgrounds gets the title and the progress bar goes about 1/3 of the way up before stopping.)

We was using Mozilla and I thought possibly Mozilla hadn't installed correctly or something so I ran eLinks which does the same thing, but different sites don't load whereas other sites do load.

We reset his DSL/Router combination but to no avail. Any ideas or suggestions?
 
Old 06-14-2005, 11:39 AM   #2
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Re: Dodgy internet

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Originally posted by Xyem
If anyone has read my previous post previous post you will see I mention that internet is hit and miss. I've come to ask if anyone has/had the same problem and if there is a solution.

Fresh install of FC3 using the 'Desktop' install. Once I figured out how to get it to actually get the internet connection from the right ethernet card it connects but there is a major problem.

Most sites don't load, ever, at all. nVidia loads fine, and Fedora website is also fine. Also believe Macromedia's site is OK but any other site such as Google or Newgrounds never loads (though Newgrounds gets the title and the progress bar goes about 1/3 of the way up before stopping.)

We was using Mozilla and I thought possibly Mozilla hadn't installed correctly or something so I ran eLinks which does the same thing, but different sites don't load whereas other sites do load.

We reset his DSL/Router combination but to no avail. Any ideas or suggestions?
is it a new internet connection ... if so ... i gave my cable internet (mediacom) connection a few days, and it worked like a charm. As a test, try installing UT2K4, and see if you can join online servers. I could do that, but browser never worked right.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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Re: Dodgy internet

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Originally posted by Xyem
If anyone has read my previous post previous post you will see I mention that internet is hit and miss. I've come to ask if anyone has/had the same problem and if there is a solution.

Fresh install of FC3 using the 'Desktop' install. Once I figured out how to get it to actually get the internet connection from the right ethernet card it connects but there is a major problem.

Most sites don't load, ever, at all. nVidia loads fine, and Fedora website is also fine. Also believe Macromedia's site is OK but any other site such as Google or Newgrounds never loads (though Newgrounds gets the title and the progress bar goes about 1/3 of the way up before stopping.)

We was using Mozilla and I thought possibly Mozilla hadn't installed correctly or something so I ran eLinks which does the same thing, but different sites don't load whereas other sites do load.

We reset his DSL/Router combination but to no avail. Any ideas or suggestions?
Also, try GNOME and Firefox..
 
Old 06-14-2005, 12:44 PM   #4
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Also, try GNOME and Firefox..
That is what I am using.

And lowpingnoob the connection isn't a new one, been up and running for a few months fine in Windows 2000. Plus it doesn't explain the odd site here and there working. Maybe Fedora Core 4 will resolve the problem.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 01:11 PM   #5
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That is what I am using.

And lowpingnoob the connection isn't a new one, been up and running for a few months fine in Windows 2000. Plus it doesn't explain the odd site here and there working. Maybe Fedora Core 4 will resolve the problem.
maybe, but that was my experience, had everything been updated, and is it direct connection or over a network. Also, what kind of a firewall is the computer on (if any).
 
Old 06-14-2005, 02:09 PM   #6
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While it was Windows 2000 it was connected via USB to the Modem/Router combination (so technically over the network) and I don't believe a firewall was active.

With FC3, no firewall and connected by ethernet (had a funny feeling Linux wasn't going to connect through USB)
 
Old 06-14-2005, 02:13 PM   #7
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Uhh I don't believe "FC4 may fix the problem" to be an anwser. It maybe a bug in Fedora, Mozilla, etc. Have you tried any other browser such as firefox or opera, etc.

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Old 06-14-2005, 02:15 PM   #8
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The default browser is Mozilla Firefox 1.0 (I believe, I'm not anywhere near the computer right now) and I tried eLinks (text browser) and same problem.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 04:26 PM   #9
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Yes, I know that but I meant install the latest version 1.0.4 currently.

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Old 06-14-2005, 04:28 PM   #10
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Heh I thought of that. So I went to the Mozilla webpage.. it loaded, excellent I thought. Clicked link to download latest version...

Didn't work. Site wouldn't load.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 06:12 PM   #11
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this might be it. Does it have the latest ethernet drivers , or any at all. This sound stupid, but check.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 06:13 PM   #12
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because sometimes OSes have sketchy built-in ethernet drivers (mine work fine)
 
Old 06-14-2005, 08:00 PM   #13
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Err.. run a online packet test. See if you have any dropped packages. What ISP, modem, and router are you using?

Check to see if the wires are properly hooked in but otherwise, I think you have dropped packets.

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-14-2005, 08:35 PM   #14
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Err.. run a online packet test. See if you have any dropped packages. What ISP, modem, and router are you using?

Check to see if the wires are properly hooked in but otherwise, I think you have dropped packets.

--Abid Kazmi
also, if you are on a network, are you sure there are no conflicting IP addresses. That would confuse everything.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 08:46 PM   #15
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are you sure there are no conflicting IP addresses
Can't believe I didn't think of that (actually no network was mentioned in original post =P ). That may be the case if you are on a network with many systems and the administrator is not doing a good job of assigning ips...

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