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Big latency Web browsing on ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

dm07 asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello all! Most time I work on Windows, but sometimes I work in Ubuntu 10.10 64bit with MacUbuntu installed on (I have dual boot on the same machine). There are some problems but most of them are slow browsing - it doesn't matter which browser (Firefox 4, Chrome, etc.). It takes approx. 5-15 seconds to open any page, but I download any file with normal speed (as same as in Windows).
My network settings were defined via NetworkManager (all settings I get via DHCP from my home router), /etc/resolv.conf consists record to my ISP's DNS server. Similar settings I have on Windows XP Pro 32 bit where all flies very well. Thanks for your answers.
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT Administration

Does your act as DNS if yes try and insert your router's IP address on the /etc/resolv.conf file and put a hash infront of the other ones, then test.


OK, what I did:
1. I installed local dns cache dnsmasq as said on http://embraceubuntu.com/2006/08/02/local-dns-cache-for-faster-browsing/
Now I have:
# dig yandex.ru
;; Query time: 3 msec
# dig google.com
;; Query time: 58 msec
2. Also I have VMWare virtual machine on Ubuntu with installed XP Pro on it. So web browsing in Firefox 4 on VM very very fast!
It seems that there is some latency in Ubuntu GUI but I am not certain.
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