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My connection is 3Mbps down and 384Kbps up. Im using mandrake with a cable modem. i dont know why but my internet speeds are too slow. windoze works fine with ...
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    internet tooooooooooooo slow


    My connection is 3Mbps down and 384Kbps up. Im using mandrake with a cable modem. i dont know why but my internet speeds are too slow. windoze works fine with the same connection but with linux it gets slow. are there any processes that i need to kill or settings that may help me increases the speeds

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    there are 2 main causes for this

    1) you have compiled ipv6 support into your kernel and activated it, but are using a router or network that does not support ipv6, resulting in incredably slow connection speeds
    2)your dns servers are not resolving quickly or effectivly.

    The best way to test this is to try downloading a file, should it run quickly once it gets started, then it means that your DNS servers are the culprit, and you must point to new ones, or contact your ISP about them. However, should the download run incredably slowly also, most likely its the ipv6. If this seems the case, pleae post the output of

    ifconfig eth0
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    Depending on your ISP, if you have a dinamic assign ISP, giving a static IP address is a must for any PPPoE connection.

    Also for connection speedtest, the best site is This One.. REALLY accurate.

    If problem persistm please explain in detail your network configuration, ISP type. Thanks
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    i disabled ipv6 using: echo "alias net-pf-10 off" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
    but the speeds are almost the same

    about that files part, they all start off with fast speeds but slow down with time. so whos the culprit?
    well i dunno much about my configuration except that its a rogers express connection and its cable. how do i check mine configurations?

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    hmm. how are local file transfers? ie hardisk access speeds?
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    check this out. It has alot of networking help It may have what your looking for
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechmaster
    check this out. It has alot of networking help It may have what your looking for
    thanks, that was very helpful

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    no problem, i may use that myself
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