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Re: [vox-tech] Mandrake 8.0 and ADSL
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Re: [vox-tech] Mandrake 8.0 and ADSL

(replying to vox-tech)

Did you try changing the DNS server to the ISP's DNS servers?  That is the
first culprit, since you mentioned that you point your DNS queries to your
router.  Change this in /etc/resolv.conf

Did you read Henry's post?  You might have to recompile the kernel
(actually you should to optimize performance) in order to take out that
option in the kernel.

Try putting another NIC in.  NICs are cheap these days.  One can be had
for $5-$15.

In the router configuration, did you name your router correctly?  I know
that in my cable modem setup, I have to set the router to be a certain
name in order for the the ISP (AT&T) send packets over.

Do you have to register the MAC address with your ISP?  When I bought a
new cable modem, I had to call them to register the new MAC.

A remote possibility would be your firewall rules.  However, you're
getting some packets, so I would rule that out for now.

I'll be testing a Netgear router in my cable modem setup probably today.
I'll let you know what kinds of trouble I'm running into.  I'm running LRP
right now.


On Sun, 12 Aug 2001, Ashwini Raina wrote:

> Hi Foo
> DNS actually works. The browsers will connect to say, Cnn.com but it is
> the page transfer that stalls. Also, say I am pinging yahoo.com, if I run
> ifconfig at that time, it shows me hundreds of errors (increases with the
> # of ping packets sent out) with the Rx packets. Pinging east coast sites,
> I sometimes get 25% packets lost (ok in windows).Line tests done at
> DSLreports.com show packet re-transmittals and only 75% or so transfer
> efficiecy. I do 'ftp pc12.cs.ucdavis.edu' and it takes long time (not too
> long but not as quick as in windows) to make the connection.
> So it is something with the NIC-router interface or maybe the NIC itself.
> Take the router out, it works fine, put it in, huge packet loss.
> > On Sun, 12 Aug 2001, Ashwini Raina wrote:
> >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > This is my problem:
> > >
> > > Just installed Mandrake and everything is working fine except my
> > > internet connection.
> > >
> > > I am behind a Netgear router, have a static IP (no PPPoE, nothing). So
> > > in the Network properties I put my IP as and gateway
> > > (router), subnet and DNS as
> > > (pointing to the router).
> > >
> > > Iin Netscape, all websites load sloooowly, as if I was on a 1K modem.
> > > Actually, the page doesn't load at all, it stalls.
> > > [...]
> >
> > Perhaps you shouldn't be pointing your DNS to your router.  You should
> > point your DNS queries to the ISP's DNS servers, which is what I do.
> > Unless your router has bind set up, you won't get any DNS query
> responses.
> >
> > FL

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