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Hi, I'm having a somewhat weird problem with my home network. After about kernel version 2.6.13, I have not been able to browse the internet, causing me to revert back ...
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    Can resolve ips, but cannot browse.


    Hi, I'm having a somewhat weird problem with my home network. After about kernel version 2.6.13, I have not been able to browse the internet, causing me to revert back to Slackware with it's good old 2.4 kernel.
    Well, really, I can browse certain sites, like google, my isp's, and even this site, but for any others,and most sites, the browser sits with a blank page saying "Waiting for blahblah.com". This is true for any browser I use.

    The spec of my computers is irrelevant, as this happens with all the computers in my house. The problem happens with both wireless and ethernet connected PCs. I have tried both usb and pci wireless cards (Netgear wpn111, wg311v2, wg311fs) and even one built into my new motherboard with 'real' Linux drivers (not using ndiswrapper)
    My router, a Netgear wgr614 v1, does have its latest firmware. It also seems to happen with distros with newer kernels (i.e with kernel 2.6.13 or newer)

    I have recompiled many a kernel disabling ipv6, which I thought was the problem, but it turns out it is not.

    Here is some information that I think might be relevant:
    Code:
    root[~]# ifconfig
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:AF:0B:4B:60  
              inet addr:192.168.0.2  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:7555 errors:0 dropped:7655 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:7664 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:5235617 (4.9 MiB)  TX bytes:1654140 (1.5 MiB)
    Code:
    root[~]# iwconfig
    
    wlan0     802.11b/g linked  ESSID:"Myessid"  
              Mode:Managed  Channel=11  Access Point: 00:09:5B:6A:03:02   
              Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   
              Retry:on   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    Here is a ping of Google, which I can browse (but not any links found in searches)
    Code:
    root[~]# ping -c 5 www.google.com
    PING www.l.google.com (209.85.129.99) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from fk-in-f99.google.com (209.85.129.99): icmp_seq=1 ttl=246 time=37.4 ms
    64 bytes from fk-in-f99.google.com (209.85.129.99): icmp_seq=2 ttl=246 time=37.2 ms
    64 bytes from fk-in-f99.google.com (209.85.129.99): icmp_seq=3 ttl=246 time=36.5 ms
    64 bytes from fk-in-f99.google.com (209.85.129.99): icmp_seq=4 ttl=246 time=36.6 ms
    64 bytes from fk-in-f99.google.com (209.85.129.99): icmp_seq=5 ttl=246 time=36.6 ms
    
    --- www.l.google.com ping statistics ---
    5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4000ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 36.595/36.917/37.463/0.432 ms
    root[~]#
    And here is one of a site which I cannot browse:
    Code:
    root[~]# ping -c 5 -w 3 www.slashdot.org
    PING www.slashdot.org (66.35.250.151) 56(84) bytes of data.
    
    --- www.slashdot.org ping statistics ---
    4 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 2999ms
    
    root[~]#
    Has anybody had this problem before?

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    ..Bump..
    Sorry, but it's really annoying me - I hate being stuck with old distros..

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