mandrake connection trouble

Julian Plamann jp at
Tue Feb 5 17:40:03 PST 2002

It may be your network card. It could be dropping incoming packets due to a buggy network driver or physical problems with the card itself.
Try ifconfig eth0. Check the "dropped" number under both RX and TX (RX is received, TX is sent). If your card is dropping incoming packets, the dropped number under RX should be pretty high. Judging by the fact that you're able to send data flawlessly, the TX dropped packet number should be considerably lower than RX. If that's the case, look into upgrading your kernel (check out kernel ChangeLogs for updates to your particular card.) Otherwise, look into purchasing a new card.

    Hope I was of some help,

On Tue, 5 Feb 2002 17:22:23 -0800 (PST)
yuri329 <yuri329 at> wrote:

> I recently installed Mandrake Linux on my pc. I was able to get online,
> but almost every single file I download seems to stall after a few hundred
> kilobytes. I've tried downloading many different files from many different
> servers, using a variety of clients (mozilla, ftp, ncftp, wget) and all
> but one download has been unable to complete. Most die after 200 - 300k
> are downloaded. I've even tried downloading from a webserver on my lan,
> and the same thing happens. After many repeated attempts to download Opera
> (1.6mb) from, I was finally succsfull. Aside from this one
> bit of luck, I have been unable to download any other files.
> Strangely, when I started a webserver on the troubled box and downloaded a
> file FROM it to a healthy machine, the transfer went smoothly. I tried a
> 10mb test file several times, and each transfered without error. It can also
> download from itself without trouble. So, as far as I can tell, the
> problem is just with inbound traffic.
> I'm quite certain the problem isn't with my dsl; all the other computers
> are able to get online and download things just fine. This box, prior to
> having mandrake installed, also was able to download just fine. I'm
> totally stumped as to what might cause this. Any ideas or sugestions would
> be apprecieated.
> -leif

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