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Re: SLOW connection ONLY using Debian

On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 03:22:05PM -0600, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 14:54:52 -0600
> "Cybe R. Wizard" <cyber_wizard@mindspring.com> wrote:
> > For the past two weeks I have been internally blaming earthlink for my
> > pathetic dial-up speeds (av. 4.2Kbps) but have discovered that Younger
> > Daughter's WinXP connects at 4.8Kbps, Wife's Win98 connects at
> > 4.8Kbps, and my old Win95 does the same.  I am supposed to have a 56K
> > (53.3Kbps) connection and did have that until about two weeks ago.  I
> > track Sid and update regularly.  Since 90% of my online time is
> > text-based this didn't become a problem or even very apparent until
> > the past couple of weeks. I have no idea as to how to even start
> > troubleshooting this.  Can any of you wiser heads help?
> > Thanks for any ideas you may have concerning my problem.
> > 
> > 
> Please excuse my errors.  I meant 48.0Kbps respectively for Younger
> Daughter's and Wife's connections.  My connection through my Debian
> box really does connect at only 4.2Kbps.  If it helps I am using a
> Creative Modem Blaster external v.92.

My apologies if this is way off the mark, but I have to wonder since I
seem to recall this when I first started using Linux.

You are *not* by any chance talking about what programs report as the
speed are you?  I just recall that a lot of Windows programs like to
report the speeds in Kbps (bits per sec) and many Linux programs like to
report the speeds in KBps (bytes per sec).

I just had to wonder since that would explain the different numbers.

Of course, you would subjectively notice a factor of 10 difference.

My 2 cents.

Chris Harris <charris@rtcmarketing.com>
GNU/Linux --- The best things in life are free.

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