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Old 07-17-2004, 02:26 PM   #241
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This is excellent, excellent information. I got a new harddrive the other day, and I'm getting ready to install slackware linux, as it seems like a great distro for learning the down-and-dirty stuff of linux. Anyway, I'm currently downloading the ISOs, and hopefully will have slackware up and running soon!

By the way, shilo, your posts are much easier to read than text books! Thank you.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:34 AM   #242
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I got a slack-live CD with a mag and the speed an quality is amazing! And after reading so many well explained install tips I'm thinking of getting my hands on a complete distro and having a go myself!
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:41 AM   #243
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go for it !!!

It would be foolish not to
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:41 AM   #244
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go for it !!!

It would be foolish not to
 
Old 07-18-2004, 10:14 AM   #245
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yeah, might, but I expecting a mandrake 10 and I have Fedora 1 (clone: Aurox) and 2. Maybe it would be too much of a good thing.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 10:52 AM   #246
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my .02

Ive used both of those and for the most part theyre a waste of time compared to slack. fedora/RH is good for servers. Drake may be ok for gaming and thats about it. slack can do all. except make you bkfast in bed ... heh
 
Old 07-18-2004, 03:01 PM   #247
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Is there any ('comprehensive'?) site, posting, faq, etc. which really gives a good rundown on all the major distro's and their pro's and cons? I don't mean somebody saying "this is great, this is the best", but a relatively impartial comparison of the different distro families and their offspring.

I know there's a lot of things to be taken into account like user friendly setup, availability of packages in the different formats, documentation etc. etc. but still, is there anything or would anyone be able to write it?? (It would make a great addition to the wiki or faq pages as similar quastions are posted on a daily basis and the standard answer is, either "I use <whatever> it's the best" or "trial and error"
 
Old 07-18-2004, 04:33 PM   #248
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Have you seen distrowatch.com?
 
Old 07-19-2004, 02:30 AM   #249
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I'm reading...
 
Old 07-22-2004, 02:25 PM   #250
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Hello shilo,

I was looking at your guide again, and noticed that you've bought a DI-604 router. I have one myself, and was wondering if you too have noticed any loss in performance as compared to when you connected directly to the internet? When I'm downloading something the router stalls with regular intervals of about 5-10 seconds: ~5 seconds of downloading, ~3 seconds of nothing, ~5 seconds of downloading again, and so on. I've been testing the connection with the Tweak Test at dslreports.com and get at most 79% transfer efficiency, as compared to 99-100% without the router.

I have tried shutting off my firewall towards the router itself (so that my computer and the router can regulate the traffic completely freely), but that didn't change anything. And it's equally bad having the SPI enabled or not. I'm beginning to think I have a defect product. I tried to call DLink today, but they were busy so they asked to call me back, which they then didn't. How's it working for you?

Cheers
 
Old 07-22-2004, 03:04 PM   #251
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I have one of those routers too... with a similar problem. While playing Black Hawk Down Team Sabre, I just all of a sudden lose connection to NovaWorld and to the TeamSpeak server I use. When that happens I just connect straight to my cable modem and everything works great.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 03:35 PM   #252
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Hello Bebo,

I haven't noticed any issues with it. I'll do some testing this weekend and get back to you. I did a firmware upgrade about a month ago. Don't know if that makes a difference. I have forgotten why I did the upgrade. Probably did it just to say I had the latest.

The only problem that I've noticed was during the firmware upgrade. I saved my surrent settings to disk, upgraded, and tried to import my old settings. It didn't work. I had to manually reconfigure the router.

I'll get back to you on this by the weekend.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 04:00 PM   #253
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So I'm not all alone then, rivang, that's...good...heeh Great, shilo, looking forward to hear your results. It'll be interesting even though I don't think we have completely comparable routers. (So why the heck did I ask? Well... ) Here in Europe we have the DI-604 revision D, which I believe doesn't exist in the US.

Happy tweakin'!

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Blah... I used the warranty today, and exchanged routers. The stalling remains... Something is rotten in the state of Denmark...
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Old 07-23-2004, 11:42 AM   #254
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Checking things out. Here's what I've got so far:

Router: D-Link DI-604, H/W Ver. E1, Firmware Ver. 3.36 (18 Feb, 2004)

Tweak Test 1st run:

Code:
2. Test 146000 byte download
	Actual data bytes sent: 146000
Actual data packets: 101
Max packet sent (MTU): 1488
Max packet recd (MTU): 1488
Retransmitted data packets: 0
sacks you sent: 0
pushed data pkts: 8
data transmit time: 0.790 secs
our max idletime: 77.6 ms
transfer rate: 122671 bytes/sec
transfer rate: 981 kbits/sec
This is not a speed test!
transfer efficiency: 100%
Tweak Test 2nd run:

Code:
Test 146000 byte download
	Actual data bytes sent: 146000
Actual data packets: 101
Max packet sent (MTU): 1488
Max packet recd (MTU): 1488
Retransmitted data packets: 0
sacks you sent: 0
pushed data pkts: 8
data transmit time: 0.798 secs
our max idletime: 79.8 ms
transfer rate: 120785 bytes/sec
transfer rate: 966 kbits/sec
This is not a speed test!
transfer efficiency: 100%
Tweak Test 3rd run:

Code:
Test 146000 byte download
	Actual data bytes sent: 146000
Actual data packets: 101
Max packet sent (MTU): 1488
Max packet recd (MTU): 1488
Retransmitted data packets: 0
sacks you sent: 0
pushed data pkts: 8
data transmit time: 0.789 secs
our max idletime: 77.7 ms
transfer rate: 122458 bytes/sec
transfer rate: 979 kbits/sec
This is not a speed test!
transfer efficiency: 100%
Tweak Test 4th run:

Code:
Test 146000 byte download
	Actual data bytes sent: 146000
Actual data packets: 101
Max packet sent (MTU): 1488
Max packet recd (MTU): 1488
Retransmitted data packets: 0
sacks you sent: 0
pushed data pkts: 8
data transmit time: 0.804 secs
our max idletime: 78.1 ms
transfer rate: 130344 bytes/sec
transfer rate: 1042 kbits/sec
This is not a speed test!
transfer efficiency: 100%
Tweak Test 5th run:

Code:
Test 146000 byte download
	Actual data bytes sent: 146000
Actual data packets: 101
Max packet sent (MTU): 1488
Max packet recd (MTU): 1488
Retransmitted data packets: 0
sacks you sent: 0
pushed data pkts: 8
data transmit time: 0.789 secs
our max idletime: 78.0 ms
transfer rate: 129642 bytes/sec
transfer rate: 1037 kbits/sec
This is not a speed test!
transfer efficiency: 100%
It looks like I'm not having any problems. Maybe the problems are with your hardware version? Sorry I don't know more. Hopefully this info is helpful.

Good luck, Bebo,
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:46 PM   #255
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OK, thanks shilo for the testing; now I have something to compare with. This is very odd... Well, I'm gonna borrow a friend's DI-604 and see if the problem remains. He hasn't seen any of this stalling, so his router should be ok. But then his broadband is narrower than mine, maybe that's making a difference, even though I can't see why.

I tried upgrading the firmware on the previous router, but that didn't improve anything. Actually, it even got a bit worse, since after upgrading it just refused to close port 1720. And nmap even said the port was open! What little devious daemon answered, and where??? It was certainly no computer on the LAN!

Well, cheers
 
  


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