My network connection started up fine after install, but when browsing web pages, it takes a really long time to resolve hostnames. For example, when I clicked on the link to this forum from the arch homepage, it took over 37 seconds to resolve the hostname. Once the hostname is resolved, everything goes wicked quick, just like it did for me when I had Mandrake installed and just like my XP computer does in the other room. Does anyone have any suggestion of how to fix this problem? I don't even know where to start.
Here's the networking portion of my rc.conf. Everything seems kosher to me, I just need some help getting it to resolve hosts better. Thanks.
# Module to load at boot-up (in this order)
# (prefix a module with a ! to disable it)
MODULES=(!usbserial !ide-scsi eepro100)
# Interfaces to start at boot-up (in this order)
# Declare each interface then list in INTERFACES
# (prefix an interface in INTERFACES with a ! to disable it)
# Note: to use DHCP, set your interface to be "dhcp" (eth0="dhcp")
# Routes to start at boot-up (in this order)
# Declare each route then list in ROUTES
# (prefix a route in ROUTES with a ! to disable it)
gateway="default gw 192.168.1.1"
Actually, I had been having the exact same problem recently... my solution was to unplug, wait 5 minutes, and then plug back in my DSL modem. This fixed the problem immediately.
This solution may not be applicable to you, but it is something to try.
Don't forget to post your PKGBUILD in your thread when you announce a new package in incoming.
see HERE for details
Thanks red, but I had tried that already and it didn't work. Unplugging and re-plugging my cable modem is about the limit of my networking knowledge and when that didn't work, I came here. Thanks for the reply.