View Full Version : [ubuntu] Network slow

May 8th, 2009, 06:40 AM
Hi all

I realised the other day that Thunderbird would battle every now and again to download my mail (won't connect to server) so I thought I would test things to see whether it is TB, my laptop or the internet connection that is the problem. Well, I still don't know :) all I know is that if I ping a domain name, it takes forever to come back with replies (it easily takes 5/6 seconds before the first reply comes back and about 3/4 seconds for the subsequent replies) where as if I ping an IP address, it will come back almost immediately.

Any ideas as to what could be causing this?