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Old 06-20-2004, 05:37 AM   #1
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Its taking forever to load web pages in Mandrake 10

Its taking forever to load web pages in Mandrake 10. I click on a link, massive pause, then the page starts to load but takes forever. I'm using the latest mozilla 1.7rc3, but its also the same with Firefox and Konqueror. I thought it may be a problem with my broadband ISP BT, but if I boot into windows xp everything is well quick. In Mandrake if I click on a ftp link to download something it takes ages to start but once it does the download speeds are normal.

Is there a tweak I can do or has mandrake setup my internet connection pooly? I connect via LAN to a netgear ADSL router.

thanks in advance for your help


PS be simple with your answers, I'm still a major newbie!!!
Old 06-20-2004, 07:02 AM   #2
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Could this be a DNS problem? Try the following two commands:


Both will try to fetch the index page of the website and save it, but the top version will not use DNS - is it any faster?

Old 06-22-2004, 03:00 PM   #3
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I tried what you suggested in a console and both where very fast yet when I'm using mozilla, Konqueror or firefox its like am using an old 33kbs ISA modem! Once a download starts I'm getting the expected 55 to 65kbs download speeds but from link to link its shit slow!

Thanks for your help so far, but anymore ideas?


Old 06-22-2004, 03:58 PM   #4
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You are not alone. I too installed Mandrake 10 Official, I used to use Fedora. Every webpage I visit takes longer than normal to load. They don't take forever, but 15-20 seconds can seem like it when you're used to lightning fast. This never happened with Fedora Core 1.

I'm using a linksys router connected to my cable modem. I also have a windows box on the same network, and it does not suffer from this phenomenon.

I know I'm not being any help here, but I wanted to "subscribe" to this thread so that I may take part in the resolution that I KNOW somebody will give ;-)

Gurus...and ideas?



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