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    Re: Internet (and Firefox) ALOT Slower on Ubuntu than Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthileo View Post
    There is a 3-6 second delay before firefox begins downloading a webpage in ubuntu.

    I'm not sure what MTU is.
    Max Transmission Units, a setting in your router:check your ISP site for their recommended settings.

    Also, hunted around for things I have done to speed up FF in the past.
    you might want to try:

    Type about:config into the firefox address bar.

    Use the filter to search IPv6, and set network.dns.disableIPv6 to true

    (bearing in mind that IPv6 is coming sometime soon...maybe..)

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    Re: Internet (and Firefox) ALOT Slower on Ubuntu than Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Huufarted View Post
    Looking a little bit deeper:


    Code:
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1f:3b:a9:8b:93  
              inet addr:192.168.2.2  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21f:3bff:fea9:8b93/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1492  Metric:1
              RX packets:206 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:137595 (137.5 KB)  TX bytes:17110 (17.1 KB)
    Code:
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : Belkin
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-A9-8B-93
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::11e5:8d40:a98c:af9%14(Preferred)
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.2(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, March 05, 2009 8:32:41 AM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, April 11, 2145 3:07:05 PM
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234889019
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-10-FB-49-CF-00-1D-09-56-1C-08
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
                                           68.87.77.130
                                           68.87.72.130
                                           68.87.75.194
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    Code:
    I need you to give us these results:
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    That will give us your DNS servers. We're just wanting to see if they're the same as Windows.

    I am not trying to insult your intelligence, so I apologize if it appears that way.

    Also, some wireless drivers (and I don't have a list) do have known instability issues. I wonder if this is perhaps an example of that.
    Thanks.

    /etc/resolv.conf
    Code:
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    #     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 192.168.2.1
    nameserver 68.87.77.130
    nameserver 68.87.72.130
    search Belkin

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    Re: Internet (and Firefox) ALOT Slower on Ubuntu than Windows

    Everything looks proper, bud. Your windows settings jive with your Ubuntu settings pretty well. At this point, I'm going to point the blame at the drivers. If that is the case, this is the end of the road for me on this thread. I'm sorry I couldn't help you more.

    Your DNS settings match between the two. The default route on Ubuntu is the same as that in Windows (default route = gateway). The IP addresses are the same, even. I would try finding out which chipset your wireless uses and find better ones PERHAPS through Google. For instance, my laptop (I'm not on it right now) uses Atheros AR5007EG. For me to find drivers, all I'd do is search for 'AR5007EG drivers ubuntu' and go from there. I hope you find your answer.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Internet (and Firefox) ALOT Slower on Ubuntu than Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthileo View Post
    Thanks.

    /etc/resolv.conf
    Code:
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    #     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 192.168.2.1
    nameserver 68.87.77.130
    nameserver 68.87.72.130
    search Belkin

    try
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf
    
    #nameserver 192.168.2.1
    nameserver 68.87.77.130
    nameserver 68.87.72.130
    
    save and close
    now surf to a website you didn't visit before since you started the computer this time, so that it's not in the cache and chech if it's working. Thats what worked for me.

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    Re: Internet (and Firefox) ALOT Slower on Ubuntu than Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Huufarted View Post
    Everything looks proper, bud. Your windows settings jive with your Ubuntu settings pretty well. At this point, I'm going to point the blame at the drivers. If that is the case, this is the end of the road for me on this thread. I'm sorry I couldn't help you more.

    Your DNS settings match between the two. The default route on Ubuntu is the same as that in Windows (default route = gateway). The IP addresses are the same, even. I would try finding out which chipset your wireless uses and find better ones PERHAPS through Google. For instance, my laptop (I'm not on it right now) uses Atheros AR5007EG. For me to find drivers, all I'd do is search for 'AR5007EG drivers ubuntu' and go from there. I hope you find your answer.

    Good luck!
    Thanks!
    I got it figured out.
    After looking at the windows and ubuntu nameservers I noticed there was one on windows that wasn't listed on ubuntu.
    I added it to /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base and everything seems to be working great now.

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    Re: Internet (and Firefox) ALOT Slower on Ubuntu than Windows

    HA! That surprises me. That means the first 2 DNS entries in there were failing and Windows had the third one so no problem. I never would have thought that... I'm glad you got it worked out!

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    Smile Re: Internet (and Firefox) ALOT Slower on Ubuntu than Windows

    Follow this and everything is going to be ultra fast!!!
    http://www.hitxp.com/articles/softwa...natty-narwhal/

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    Re: Internet (and Firefox) ALOT Slower on Ubuntu than Windows

    Old thread on unsupported releases closed.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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