Ubuntu Networking :: Slow/unstable Internet Connection On 10.04
Oct 27, 2010
I have Ubuntu running on my HTPC and for the longest time all this was working fine. Now all of the sudden my Internet connection is all sorts of slow. Chrome browser, transmission bt, apt-get, all have the same speed issue. I tried disabling IPv6, changing my DNS and installing all the latest updates. Nothing works.
Im new to linux (2 days only) so i have some driver problems. My internet connection is unstable. It reconnects every few minutes (5 min approximately). Im connected with wired dsl connection to routher. My network adapter is "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller". I use Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat release, kernel 2.6.35-27-generic.
I use Slackware 12.1 and I have a big problem that I can't solve by myself. I'm connecting to a LAN where there are almost 20 PC connected, all with static IP.
my ip: 192.168.1.205 netmask: 255.255.255.0 gateway: 192.168.1.1 DNS server: 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
I configured manually it but it doesn't works well. I set up the DHCP server on Windows 2003 so I tried to configure it with dhcp too. It gives addresses from 192.168.1.200 to 192.168.1.240 there are no PCs connected with DHCP at the moment, so my IP is only mine.
My problem is the following: bash-3.1# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:68:3d:1b:ad inet addr:192.168.1.201 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21e:68ff:fe3d:1bad/64 Scope:Link Up Broadcast Running Multicast MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:77 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:7041 (6.8 KiB) TX bytes:6282 (6.1 KiB) Interrupt:17 Base address:0xc000
bash-3.1# route Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface localnet * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0 loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo default 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 1 0 0 eth0
bash-3.1# ping www.google.es PING www.l.google.com (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=1 ttl=243 time=78.7 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=2 ttl=243 time=84.2 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=3 ttl=243 time=75.1 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=4 ttl=243 time=82.1 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=5 ttl=243 time=82.8 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=6 ttl=243 time=79.4 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=7 ttl=243 time=82.3 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=8 ttl=243 time=75.2 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=9 ttl=243 time=80.7 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=10 ttl=243 time=84.7 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=11 ttl=243 time=75.0 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=12 ttl=243 time=82.2 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=13 ttl=243 time=85.1 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=14 ttl=243 time=80.9 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=15 ttl=243 time=87.7 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=16 ttl=243 time=87.6 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=17 ttl=243 time=83.2 ms
It takes a lot of time connecting to a internet web site! It's really strange because downloading a file the transferring rate is good, it takes some time starting, but it works normally. I wait almost 7 seconds after seeing a web site. All the others PC's (windows xp) can connect perfectly to network using static and DHCP. Trying with another wire in another room I've got the same result. My /etc/resolve.conf is configured with the IPs specified upper in this page.
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ISP announce that we can use transparent caching or manual caching.
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lspci= 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
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I tried to whitelist ath_pci on /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf but the problem still persists. Also yesterday I enabled the ubuntu backports on my software sources but so far no kernel updates.
Here are some of the messages filling up the logs:
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My problem is . . . When I enter url in firefox (4) I get the message "looking up www. . ." for approx 5 to 15 seconds before anything starts to load. I also have the same behaviour in konqueror, firefox and yast software manager.
If I use Google Chrome the pages load instantly. Even never before visited pages.
A typical webpage such as Stuff.co.nz - Latest New Zealand News & World News, Sports News & NZ Weather Forecasts takes approx 20 to thirty secs to load in firefox and 3 seconds in Chrome. I can see the same behaviour always whether Chrome used first or firefox used first - so cache does not appear to be the issue.
If I boot into Win7 - websites load instantly there also.
I have updated to the latest wireless drivers for my system - but the behaviour is also evident if I attach a lan cable.
Here is a little info
Code: /sbin/ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 60:EB:69:AE:C6:28 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
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