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Re: Modem Problems

On Sat, Apr 25, 1998 at 12:13:42AM -0400, Brent Wooden wrote:
> When connecting to the internet via pppd, my connection is 
> VERY slow, i average 400bytes/sec, ping time to my isp is
> ~.500ms.  I am using an ACER 28.8 and the modem worked
> "speedily" in windows, but ever since the crossover to linux
> i have been plagued by this annoying problem, if anyone
> has had similar problems with their modem, or knows what
> could be causing this, speak up...
> i have tried other modems, 56ks and the like that work 
> perfectly fine on other computers but are slowed to a halt
> (nearly) when installed on mine.  I'd like to reitterate
> that the modem did work fine in windows (nor be it a
> winmodem), and so it is not a hardware problem to my 
> knowledge... any help would be appreciated...

what is your pppd configuration?  You need to use the crtscts option in
order to enable hardware flow control.  If that is not the problem, then
look into irqtune, I can't remember the url right now for the web page, but 
I'm pretty sure its somewhere on ftp://sunsite.unc.edu.

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