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Hello, I had a quick question. What would you do if your internet speed was going slower than it usually does? It has been this was since I put Fedora ...
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    Hello,
    I had a quick question. What would you do if your internet speed was going slower than it usually does? It has been this was since I put Fedora on this computer, but it wasnt like this when I had windows. My speed in now 2.6 mbps when it used to go 4.8mbps or around there. It is only like this on my computer (the one with Fedora Core 3) the others have Windows XP and still have the 4.8 connection (on a LAN). Thanks in advance!

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    I had this happen to me when I first switched to linux and was using fedora core, 2 I think at the time, there were two different issues with internet speed that had to be resolved.

    Look up how to disable ipv6, which is not really needed and really slows connections down,

    Also, check your machine specs, remember that fc3 is bloatware in alot of senses and eats up memory very quickly, which will considerably slow down your connection, my cable connection kept timing out with fedora, of course my comp was so old it took about 30 sec to open OOo.

    So I would check out first how to disable ipv6 and if you are still having issues, you may wish to try a distro, such as slack, that is much easier on system requirements and memory.

    Good luck

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    Thanks, Ill let you know how it turns out

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    FC3 using up memory shouldn't affect your internet connection very much.
    Also, FC3 itself isn't bloated, but the apps you run on it might be. Gnome and KDE are both known for being bloated.
    Also, I don't see how IPv6 would slow a connection down by any noticeable amount, especially given it's advantages over IPv4.

    Most likely, your problem has to do with an incorrect network configuration on Fedora Core. You might also have an automatic update or some other background app that's using the connection.
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    it sounds weird to me, i remember that when i had windows it was going slower than my fc2 install right now!
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    Your card may be running in half-duplex mode (either send or receive at once - not both). Check out mii-tools to try out Full Duplex and see if that helps.
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    Thanks I'll try that.. whats mii-tools though

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