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Speed problem

VileReynard
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Speed problem

Speed problem:-
I upgraded to high speed fibre and got speeds of 60Mb/sec downloads, 20Mb/sec uploads.
For some reason, this has changed to 30Mbits downloads, 200Kbits uploads today.
Plusnet's fault diagnosis instructions involve plugging your computer directly into the WAN port of the BT modem and starting a pppoe session  Angry Angry Angry
Unfortunately, I was speaking to a Windows fan. Sad - who just had Windows instructions.  Sad
Having looked at pppoe - just now - I think it unlikely that I can can configure a pppoe session that meets Plusnet's requirements.
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jeremy@HECTOR:~$ pppoe -h
Usage: pppoe [options]
Options:
  -I if_name    -- Specify interface (default eth0.)
  -D filename    -- Log debugging information in filename.
  -T timeout    -- Specify inactivity timeout in seconds.
  -t timeout    -- Initial timeout for discovery packets in seconds
  -V            -- Print version and exit.
  -A            -- Print access concentrator names and exit.
  -S name        -- Set desired service name.
  -C name        -- Set desired access concentrator name.
  -U            -- Use Host-Unique to allow multiple PPPoE sessions.
  -s            -- Use synchronous PPP encapsulation.
  -m MSS        -- Clamp incoming and outgoing MSS options.
  -p pidfile    -- Write process-ID to pidfile.
  -e sess:mac    -- Skip discovery phase; use existing session.
  -n            -- Do not open discovery socket.
  -k            -- Kill a session with PADT (requires -e)
  -d            -- Perform discovery, print session info and exit.
  -f disc:sess  -- Set Ethernet frame types (hex).
  -H XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX -- Force Hardware Address (hex).
  -h            -- Print usage information.
PPPoE Version 3.8, Copyright (C) 2001-2006 Roaring Penguin Software Inc.
PPPoE comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under the terms
of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or any later version.
http://www.roaringpenguin.com

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Superuser
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Speed problem

I've never tried it myself but it looks like you use pppoeconf to configure it and then pon to start & poff to end the ppp session
http://linuxinternetworks.com/distribution/ubuntu/how-to-connect-internet-in-ubuntu/
http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Connecting_an_Ubuntu_Linux_System_to_a_DSL_Modem
VileReynard
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Re: Speed problem

Spoke to James about this problem.
He was able to monitor my connection without any need for pppoe.
However, since it proved necessary, I dug out an ancient XP laptop - seems pppoe is a kind of high speed dial-up style of connection.
However, pppoe failed to connect.  Smiley
Seems fibre is very hard to diagnose.  Grin