Slow internet and DNS settings.

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by AcftMecH, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. AcftMecH

    AcftMecH OSNN Addict

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    Hey, I got a dumb question! HA! Anyways, I installed the new PCLinuxOS 2007 (pretty nice) but my internet was slow on the wifi and even hardwired. I figured out what caused it but not for sure why it fixed it. The DNS settings were set to auto from DHCP. I unchecked the auto and manually pointed it to my router (def. gateway) as primary and secondary an IP that the ISP assigns. Works like a champ now, just curious why and if it makes sense that this would fix it?

    Thanks!

    AcftMecH
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    since you are using linux, install a name server (bind/named) that the distro provides and use localhost in the dns search configuration (usually /etc/resolv.conf) faster still :)
     
  3. KenJackson

    KenJackson Linux Guy Political User

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    You can also replace the DNS IP numbers in /etc/resolv.conf with the ones supplied by OpenDNS.org:
    208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220