Extremely slow performance from Apache webserver, wireless Router, or both? Please help!
Posted on 2004-08-23
Running Mandrake 10.0 with webserver apache2, have a winxp box on LAN connected through new dlink DI-624 router (wireless w/ ethernet, not using wireless yet, everything wired).
The problem is that uploads from my website are suddenly EXTREMELY SLOW, like 21kbps, then like 7, then like 1kps until it just stops sending, which basically means that the VNC server is unreachable because this requires too much bandwidth. This problem is both LOCAL (192.168.1.101 going to 192.168.1.102 for example) and also the same speed problem with uploading to outside internet addresses (tried it from school too). Im on Earthlink dsl.
I have hard-reset the router, to no avail, have also replaced network cables, changed the router base ip to the 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.10.1 (of course I change the computer's configs too, and always with the same problem: things connect but very slowly. When I download from the internet its lightning fast. At first I though I was being limited by the ISP, but even the LOCAL traffic is slow. Both computers have 10/100 NICs. How can I find out WHERE the problem is coming from, Im I losing packets to some kind of interference, or is the server not serving for some reason? (this is a BRAND NEW Mandrake install, replacing an older SUSE install which was having the same problem...thought I'd fix it by starting fresh.)
Incidentally, I have the same problem when I use my older linksys dsl router (not wireless). Im at a total loss here, and I need to get this site up for my students!