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  1. #1
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    What next??? Websites won't load... [SOLVED]

    Hello:

    I'm fairly new to Linux (used many years ago but forgot most of what I learned). I recently decided to get back into it... and installed Linux on a dual boot laptop. My setup is this:

    Fedora v.8 2.6.23.1-42.fc8
    HP Laptop w/ the Intel ProWireless 3945ABG Network connection
    Actiontec Wireless modem from Qwest

    After a couple of days of working on this, I found the most consistent (pretty much only) way to connect is with the wireless setings on "Managed".

    I also had problems with the "Network Manager" running, so I turned that off. It mostly kept dropping the connection, and once it did, I couldn't reconnect.

    Now, I'm to the point where I can connect (once at startup... if I disconnect i can't reconnect)
    I can ping sites by name or IP

    but I can barely get websites to load. Most won't load at all.... some (like this site) will, but very slowly. Major sites, like google and yahoo, never respond.... I will get a timeout or site not responding error.

    I've tried using two different browsers (Firefox and Epiphany), turned the firewall off and on, but no difference. Also, when starting Firefox, it will "hang" for several minutes before it responds.

    Even when using the Network Manager, the problem was the same.

    So, what are my options at this point? I've read quite a bit, and understand their might be an issue with the 3945, but most fixes I've read seem to be hit or miss. Also some are beyond what I can do right now, like install kernel upgrades, new drivers, etc.

    Any help appreciated!

    Thanks

    cbw

  2. #2
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    Try to use the command:

    /sbin/ifconfig

    to see if your card are experience problems. Check for errors in lines RX and TX or any weird values.

    HTH
    Pietro Pesci Feltri

    PowerBook 15" G4 and
    MacBook Pro 17" Intel Core 2 Duo
    Intel I5 Desktop

  3. #3
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    I tried this.... looks normal with no errors.

    This morning I deactivated the wireless and used the ethernet connection. I get the same results.

    cbw

    edit to add: I also compared settings with settings in Windows... everything applicable seems to match.

    cbw
    Last edited by cbw34; 26th January 2008 at 04:02 PM.

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    Is not a driver problem. I think you must to check as root, the file /var/log/messages in order to see if you have some other problem.

    In console, as root type:

    /etc/init.d/network restart

    once the interfaces restart, use the command:

    tail -f /var/log/messages

    that command will track the system messages and will show to you. Let it run and then use firefox to see if new lines appear.

    EDIT: Are you using 64bit linux version? or 32 bit?

    HTH
    Pietro Pesci Feltri

    PowerBook 15" G4 and
    MacBook Pro 17" Intel Core 2 Duo
    Intel I5 Desktop

  5. #5
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    SUCCESS!!

    thanks for the replies.... after figuring out the ethernet didn't work... I started investigating the modem.

    An upgrade to the current firmware QW05.5 seems to have solved the problem. I also had to change the network setting in linux from "managed" to "auto".

    At any rate... thought I'd post what worked for me, in case anyone else can use it.

    Thanks

    cbw

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    Thanks for checking back in with the fix! I'll mark this one [SOLVED] then.


    Dan

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