Re: weirdest network problems of my ilfe
> Ok after installing the new router that came w/ my dsl i'm having the most
> mind-boggling internet problems of my life. Here's some background on my
> +----Linux box
> |----Linux laptop (wireless)
> Wireless/Wired Router/Modem----+----Windows box #1
> |----Windows laptop
> +----Windows laptop (wireless)
> Ok, so first off... all of my family's windows boxes are working fine.
> Everything is just normal. The linux boxen however, have problems.
> Internet generally works (although some sites (slashdot, gmail, etc) won't
> load in firefox (for some reason they will in links). I can't connect to
> yahoo/jabber/msn/etc w/ gaim, but i can w/ centericq. I've been trying to
> figure out all this for forever and so i tried to tcptraceroute my way to
> messenger.hotmail.com as an experiment (on port 1863 or whatever it was).
> It took a while, but the route was traced. The funny thing is that if i
> start tracing the route, and then start up gaim, i connect just fine.
> same goes for the sites that didn't load up in my browser... I can't
> figure out why everything works on the windows, but not on my linux boxen.
> the network stuff is all assigned by the router (dhcp). What should i
Can it be a problem with ECN? You could try to disable it and see if it
works better that way.
echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_ecn
Google for more info; one link I found is
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