horendous speed difference

Well but there’s other things going on like mentioned above:
#1 smtp doesn’t send emails
#2 pages like facebook or idiomag aren’t loading at all or just partly
#3 nfs doesn’t work properly

Any suggestions to get these issues resolved? They’re not applicable on my laptop either…

And I’ll figure out the MTU thing with my router…

Yes, those are MTU issues. If your router has a lower MTU than the client, then packets up to the limit are accepted and larger ones are discarded, leading to selective loss.

I just upgraded the firmware on my router (minor update only from 2004) and uhm i don’t see a change but after that i restarted my network settings and screenshot that:


desktopreg:/home/reg # /etc/init.d/network restart
Shutting down network interfaces:
    eth0      device: Intel Corporation 82566DC Gigabit Network Connecdone (rev 02)
    vbox0
              No configuration found for vbox0
              Nevertheless the interface will be shut down.           done
Shutting down service network  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  done
Hint: you may set mandatory devices in /etc/sysconfig/network/config
Setting up network interfaces:
    lo
    lo        IP address: 127.0.0.1/8
              IP address: 127.0.0.2/8                                 done
    eth0      device: Intel Corporation 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
    eth0      (DHCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no IP address yet..waitingrounding.
    vbox0
              No configuration found for vbox0                        unused
Setting up service network  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  done
desktopreg:/home/reg # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1C:25:03:B0:F3
          inet addr:192.168.0.234  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:217643 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:175423 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:233324769 (222.5 Mb)  TX bytes:21017056 (20.0 Mb)
          Memory:effc0000-effe0000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:1734 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1734 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:82478 (80.5 Kb)  TX bytes:82478 (80.5 Kb)

desktopreg:/home/reg #

Why didn’t I get a DHCP address immidiately? Is this normal?
Could vbox0 be the problem? I’m not using it anymore and thought i deleted it, but it’s stilll there somehow, uhm… but not in /etc/sysconfig/network :frowning:

Dunno about the delay, maybe Linux was asking for the old address and the router said I don’t know about that lease so no you can’t have that and gave Linux a new address after a while.

You might have a ifcfg-vbox0 in /etc/sysconfig/network left over from playing the VirtualBox?

I was playing with virtualbox, right.

But this is all i find and i don’t see anything related to an automated start up, do you?

desktopreg:/home/reg # find / -name “vbox0
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/neigh/vbox0
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/vbox0
/dev/.udev/failed/\x2fdevices\x2fvirtual\x2fnet\x2fvbox0
/dev/shm/sysconfig/ready-vbox0
/sys/devices/virtual/net/vbox0
/sys/class/net/vbox0
desktopreg:/home/reg #

nothing in /etc at all … that’s weird…
ah it was in /etc/vbox/interfaces - found it by grepping /etc recursively… alright i removed this, restarted my network and:

desktopreg:/etc/vbox # /etc/init.d/network restart
Shutting down network interfaces:
    eth0      device: Intel Corporation 82566DC Gigabit Network Connecdone (rev 02)
    vbox0
              No configuration found for vbox0
              Nevertheless the interface will be shut down.           done
Shutting down service network  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  done
Hint: you may set mandatory devices in /etc/sysconfig/network/config
Setting up network interfaces:
    lo
    lo        IP address: 127.0.0.1/8
              IP address: 127.0.0.2/8                                 done
    eth0      device: Intel Corporation 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
    eth0      (DHCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no IP address yet..waitingrounding.
    vbox0
              No configuration found for vbox0                        unused
Setting up service network  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  done
desktopreg:/etc/vbox #

there’s still some vbox left overs but they should disappear on the next reboot i believe and i can’t see any connection improvments :frowning:

Okay,

What I did and what helped:
I opened my drawer and took out an old Reakteak8139 100 Mbps card put it in my machine, configured dhcp and dns and BANG works great with 3.9Mbps downstream and mail sending works great too…(mtu 576)! But now I’m still wondering what may be wrong with the other setup… maybe the driver in the suse kernel, what do you think?

If it works be happy.
MTU should be 1492
Whats the setting in your router?

I am happy, there’s no mtu setting in my router :frowning: it defaults to 576. Still gives me 4Mbps, that’s good :slight_smile:

Well strictly speaking with 100Mb/s you should get around 10MB/s max. But if it works leave well enough alone. Maybe you’ll get a better router someday.

Well when i copy files from my file server I get around 5MB/s - 7 MB/s … that’s good enough I think, no need to get a new router right now…but thanks for everyone’s help! I appreciate your efforts! :slight_smile: