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Old 11-12-2004, 12:28 AM   #1
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Internet Speed

I have dsl hooked up to my router and i just got linux and noticed that the internet is extremely slow when going to new pages. It is normall speed when searching on google but thats it.
Any ideas sorry seems kindof vague but i dont know how else to explain it or what to do im brand new to this stuff.
Old 11-12-2004, 12:45 AM   #2
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hi there

this might help somewhtat

try with a differnt browser and see for different sites!!

firefox browser is ccooll (

Old 11-12-2004, 12:53 AM   #3
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1st rule for getting help, Always tell what your distro is. It sounds like you may not have a good dns lookup going. On SuSE you can go into Yast and setup the DNS ip. On the other distros I have no idea.

You might do a google for <name_of_your_distro> DNS and get some better info.
hope this gets you closer to an answer.
Old 11-12-2004, 11:51 AM   #4
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Hello Metallica944,

Is this with everything or just with browsing the Internet?

I ask this because Linux supports IPv6 and new versions like Mozilla 1.6 up also supports IPv6 if your (A)DSL connection hardware doesn't support IPv6 you get problems.

I had this problem also, not that my hardware doesn't support IPv6, in my cases my Internet provider has problems with IPv6.

The fix is to turn-off the IPv6 addressing.

Open /etc/modprobe.conf

and add the lines;

#Turn off IPv6
alias net-pf-10 off
alias ipv6 off
Old 11-12-2004, 09:21 PM   #5
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/etc/modprobe.conf was read only how can i change that. Also update, if i connect without my router it works fine, does that help. thanks
Old 11-13-2004, 09:21 PM   #6
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Hello Metallica,

Are you login as "root"?

With kind regards,



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