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Old 06-13-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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Slow internet in Slack

Ok guys, im running a D-link router with a local DHCP. I also have my DSL router which i can snag my own Static IP. My problem is when i use DHCP in slack (both on my notebook PC and my Desktop PC) it runs Extremely slow, comparable to using Windows XP where i experience download rates of 250-300 kB/s (in slack its like 5-10 kB/s). Also when i set up slack to snag a direct IP it will not go out for some reason. I can ping my DNS but nothing else outside local. Any suggestions? This is completly boggeling me because it has previously worked just fine. Thanks

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Old 06-14-2005, 12:44 AM   #2
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When you set the Slack box to use a static address, did you specify the router's IP address as the gateway? Something like this for /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf:

# Config information for eth0:


# Default gateway IP address:
Old 06-14-2005, 08:46 AM   #3
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My Static is a regular static, not local. However i did set it up for the gateway (my DSL router) as well as the subnet ( and DNS. Doing this then rebooting gave me the IP when i did an ifconfig eth0 or regular ifconfig, and i could ping my DNS address w/ success, but no internet connection. Also still getting major lag when using my local DHCP w/ slackware compared to XP


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