VERY slow browsing KDE

Richard Cadwalader webmaster at
Tue Dec 28 17:09:56 PST 2004

I have just installed FreeBSD 5.3, and I am using KDE. Everything is great. Except browsing. 

I tried Mozilla, Firefox, and of course, Konqueror, and they take anywhere from 45 seconds, to 10 minutes to start loading a page. No, it's not hard ware, and it's not connection. 

I have a  DSL connection, and this is a dual boot box. There is also another computer on this network (it's an XP Home box, so it's slow anyway). The dual boot box has windows 98 on it and browsing is so fast it's crazy. The only trouble I have is using a browser in BSD. links works pretty good, but I think it should be a little faster, as it's actually slower than Internet Explorer.

It is also dropping connections (ftp, ssh, shoutcast streams) every 10 to 45 minutes. At least twice an hour. I don't have that problem in Windows...I have been listening to a shoutcast stream now for over 140 minutes (I am in windows right now). I also get "Unknown Host" in all of the browsers (in FreeBSD) ocasionally.

Is there something wrong with my box? Could it be a NIC driver thing? Could it be a setup/config thing?

My network is configured from Internet IN:
DSL modem (speedstream 5100, router(D-Link DI-614+), then the two PC's. 

Any help would be great...thanks!

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