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Old 02-17-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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internet activity delay

I'm not sure if this is a software, hardware, or os incompatibility issue, but here goes . . .

I have a dual boot system: windows xp / linux mepis 3.3.1. I access the internet via adsl (512/128) using a zyxel 645 series modem and an intel pro/100 ethernet card. Here's the problem>>
When using Mepis and Firefox 1.5 browser, I get a 10 to 15 second delay from the time I enter an internet address (press enter) and the time the activity light on the modem begins to indicate any internet activity. It typically takes 15-20 seconds for a website to begin to load. Using the same hardware and browser in windows xp, the activity is instant and most websites load in 2-5 seconds. I would appreciate any insight into this that you might have. Thank you.
Old 02-17-2006, 03:56 PM   #2
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Thanks for viewing my post, however, Problem Solved! Disabled IPv6
Old 02-17-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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yea thats one for people to know so i bump this one to top.
i see alot of "linux slow on internet" posts
using ipv6 every web request gets met with a "huh?" "what?" "you say what?"
"what is that?"
"oh man we don't do that kind of stuff round here" "huh" "what can you do?" "do ipv4" "oh-ok"
re-send request.

all this eats up a bit of time.
Old 04-17-2006, 06:31 AM   #4
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have the same time delay problem. Can you explain what you mean with disable IPv6 to resolve the issue.
Old 04-17-2006, 09:12 AM   #5
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Found the answer in other threads. Sorry for the bother.


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