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Old 05-25-2004, 02:05 AM   #1
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long ¨resolving host...¨ problems


I am running Mandrake 10.0 Official.

I have a prism 2.0 based USB wireless card, which connects straight to my ISP (part of a local wireless broadband scheme).

I have installed and set up the linux-wlan-ng drivers (version 0.2.1pre21) with my IP address, netmask, gateway, etc. To make the card recognisable, I had to upgrade the firmware (via windows) to version 1.5.4 (station).

I can browse the internet in Mandrake, but the ¨resolving host...¨ bit of loading web pages usually takes quite a while (anywhere from 1 to over 10 seconds). Sometimes, it goes ¨resolving host...¨ for a few minutes and times out.

My resolv.conf file reads like this:

search <ISP´s domain>
nameserver <ISP DNS 1>
nameserver <ISP DNS 2>
nameserver <ISP DNS 3>

And I just noticed this entry:
# ppp temp entry

Where did that come from???????

I have had the ¨resolving host...¨ problem on Redhat 9 and Fedora core 1 as well.

In Windows everything goes like a flash.

Any ideas???

Thanx in advance
Old 05-25-2004, 05:56 PM   #2
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This morning it seems fine, I can browse the net speedily.

Do you think it was that one of the DNS servers had a bit of trouble yesterdey, next time should I comment out the first DNS server and see what happens?

I have done searches about the problem on google and linux and it seems others have had the problem.



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