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    Slow internet

    hi everyone,

    This is my first post and im sorry it one on which i can contribute something, but i will soon

    Ok so to the point, a couple of days ago windows had annoyed me for the last time, lucky for me i just bought a linux mag which on the cover disk had fedora 6. So popped in the install disk, some time later i had fedora installed (which i'm very happy about). Everything works perfectly only one thing, Firefox is VERY slow. I'm not sure if its just firefox being slow or the conenction. I've install faster fox plugin and messed about with some settings but it still seems rather slow. Does fedora run any services that would slow my connection down? or am i just being picky?

    Thanks in advance


    P.S. sorry for any spelling or grammatical errors i'm dyslexic

  2. #2
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    Aug 2006
    Croydon, PA
    There is so much to know.
    Yes some things can slow the connection.
    I only know Command line commands and little GUI but if you try to use the commands I give you it may help.
    You need to get a Terminal up and su - to root.
    Now I'm assuming you are "wired" and not "wireless", let me know other wise.

    In the Terminal type the following:

    ethtool -s eth0 speed 100 duplex full autoneg off

    Close all internet browsers and then open one and surf see if this helps.

    Also you will need to add the line you typed into a file, /etc/rc.local, so you have this setting always even after a reboot.
    Good Luck,

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    thanks for the help i'll try that as soon as i finish working and get back to you

    Edit: Ok sorry it took so long but i got round to doing it worked like a charm thank you

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