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Apr
24
comment Test wireless speed?
so download speeds over a long lived tcp connection are what you really care about? That is what you should be testing then, not icmp.
Apr
24
comment Test wireless speed?
Unless the main use of your wireless network consists of sending icmp packets back and forth, that is probably the worst possible test you could perform.
Apr
24
comment Test wireless speed?
so "practice" and see what sort of throughput you get.
Apr
24
comment Test wireless speed?
If that is what you are trying to determine then transferring data between a wired computer and a wireless computer on your lan is a perfectly acceptable test. Also, 20mbs is nothing, a piece of crap wrt54g can do 20mb
Apr
24
comment Problem with internet connection
see this comment: superuser.com/questions/116942/…
Apr
24
comment Problem with internet connection
What does "it does not open" mean?
Apr
22
comment Netcat file transfer problem
scp may have been slow, but it most definitely had nothing to do with the encryption, and everything to do with the scp protocol being horrible inefficient. Again, netcat is buying you absolutely nothing other than being more complicated and less secure. Just use tar over ssh.
Apr
8
comment CPU on ubuntu goes crazy
press 'c' in top to have it show the whole command line.
Apr
7
comment I just got a virus 6 mins ago, how? Situation
These days there is rarely such a thing as "just spyware"
Mar
21
comment How can I join two simple home networks together using an ethernet cable?
You don't need a middle gateway, just put DD-WRT or similar on one of the gateways. Any replacement firmware that allows you to configure vlans will do. If network A is 192.168.1.x and B is 192.168.2.x, you would just need to configure a port on a new vlan on gateway A and give it an IP of 192.168.2.2. connect that port to gateway B. Then on gateway B add a static route for 192.168.1.x through 192.168.2.2.
Mar
15
comment How to access apache behind home router?
quote the OP "Added: When i try to access 89.103.xxx.yyy via browser, it's prompting router request for authorization to access router web-settings. "
Mar
15
comment Why can Dropbox be super fast compared to FTP?
What size, type, and number of files did you upload? How long did each of them take to upload? Where were you uploading the files to via FTP? Dropbox is not magic, the simplest explanation is that the FTP server you were uploading too has much less bandwidth than Amazon does.
Mar
13
comment grep beginning of file?
for x in *.php;do echo $x \"head -n1 $x\";done
Mar
9
comment Can't access computer on isolated network
no, he does not need NAT
Mar
8
comment What is the best answer for: “my Internet is not working”?
"my Internet is not working" does not actually mean that the internet is not working. Of the things you listed, only #4 is something you should be doing first. Having them check the physical connection when the actual problem is that they can't load funnycatpictures.com will just waste everyones time.
Mar
8
comment Why does NetworkManager take so long to connect to the wireless network?
What happens if you click the nm applet and tell it to connect? does it still take 2 minutes?
Mar
6
comment Can't access certain web sites - reset router, any ideas?
If you didn't have 3 computers that all started doing this, I might blame it on broken firewall software. If the problem is on your ISPs end the next steps I would do would be to run a traceroute (tracert in windows) to each of the sites, save the output from each, then compare the ones that work to the ones that don't work. If your ISP is having a peering issue, you might spot a pattern. Traceroute can be kind of flaky with firewalls these days, so it isn't as good of a troubleshooting tool as it once was.
Mar
6
comment Can't access certain web sites - reset router, any ideas?
ah, I just updated my answer with more things to try next.. this is looking more and more like a problem with your ISP, maybe they are having a major peering issue with some networks... The important thing to note is that the INITIAL connection is failing, not the downloading of content. it appears your machines are unable to even complete the tcp 3 way handshake, which is a problem at a much lower level. When you tried to telnet to sourceforce.net on port 80, did you get the error message right away, or after about 10 seconds?
Mar
6
comment Can't access certain web sites - reset router, any ideas?
It could be a DNS problem, but the way you determine that is by testing DNS, not by randomly changing to another DNS provider.
Mar
6
comment Can I, and how do I, remove older versions of the kernel in Ubuntu?
the question was about ubuntu.