View Full Version : Why my download speed so slow!
29th November 2004, 02:27 PM
I download a song ~3m with the mozilla browzer and it take me about 4min.
It take more time than I dwonlaod form the WinXp. Is my setting not correct?
29th November 2004, 02:33 PM
Not really sure whether this applies to FC3, but I never had to use this. Use at your own risk :p
29th November 2004, 02:37 PM
May you explain why?
I think the speed will considerable increased!
What risks will there be?
Would you tell before I act!
29th November 2004, 02:42 PM
Also I think it is a reason why some time open a google need some time!
However, why my download speed is so slow! Do you have any idea cscheung?
29th November 2004, 03:21 PM
There's no real risk, it's just that I haven't tried it before. So I don't what can go wrong. Read the FAQ, your question is already answered.
# Q: Some web sites load slowly (like fedorafaq.org or the New York Times)!
A: Hey, it's actually not the server's fault! The latest version of Mozilla includes support for "IPv6" a new form of addressing things on the internet. With IPv6, every atom on Earth will be able to have its own unique IP address.
However, most web sites and most people's Internet connections don't support IPv6 yet.
The problem is: Mozilla tries to use IPv6 before it uses IPv4 (IPv4 is the old version). When your Internet connection doesn't support IPv6, Mozilla fails to connect on the first try. In the current version of Mozilla, you can't change this, because of a bug.
So, we have to turn off IPv6 in Fedora:
1. Open a Terminal.
2. Become root:
3. Open the file /etc/modprobe.conf:
4. Add these lines to the end of the file:
# Turn off IPv6
alias net-pf-10 off
alias ipv6 off
5. Now, reboot the machine and sites should load faster!
29th November 2004, 03:24 PM
its harmless, and if for some reason your machine goes tits up, its easy to fix
29th November 2004, 03:28 PM
As I understand it, FC3 have support for IPv6 enabled and it confuses some application causing them to be slow
The directions cscheng sent show haw to turn it off
if you don't need it, don't run it
you can undo what the instruction say if you don't like the results
29th November 2004, 03:52 PM
I see, Thx again
29th November 2004, 04:58 PM
yeah, turning off ipv6 works just fine. I havent looked into what mozilla is doing specifically, but its probably some sort of protocol binding type issue
29th November 2004, 05:58 PM
I see just go then
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