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navidson
January 2nd, 2009, 11:22 PM
I'm new to ubuntu and have been enjoying it greatly. Unfortunately I'm not super educated when it comes to computers. I have a dell inspiron 1525 and an n series network card. My computer came with ubuntu and ran great but I'm noticing my download speeds have greatly decreased. Is there a program like system mechanic that can optimize my computer and internet connection for me or is that simply something i will need to learn. i've tried a few things i found in forums but they haven't seemed to work. any help or advice would be appreciated.

thanks

Michael.Godawski
January 2nd, 2009, 11:30 PM
hi,

can you please post the output of these terminal commands to check if your network connection is running correctly?


sudo lshw -C network
iwconfig
ifconfig

amaroKer
January 2nd, 2009, 11:32 PM
Decreased compared to what? Since the computer was new, or another computer entirely?

navidson
January 3rd, 2009, 12:17 AM
hi,

can you please post the output of these terminal commands to check if your network connection is running correctly?


sudo lshw -C network
iwconfig
ifconfig


ryan@dell-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 12
serial: 00:21:9b:e5:97:39
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.20 firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no module=sky2 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
logical name: wmaster0
version: 02
serial: 00:1f:3c:c7:78:f5
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwl3945 ip=192.168.0.100 latency=0 module=iwl3945 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg


that was what came up from the first command


ryan@dell-desktop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:"Mitchell"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:1E:58:EB:0A:FF
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality=77/100 Signal level:-57 dBm Noise level=-96 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


the second one

ryan@dell-desktop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:9b:e5:97:39
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:16

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1800 (1.7 KB) TX bytes:1800 (1.7 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:3c:c7:78:f5
inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5623 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5237 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3559713 (3.3 MB) TX bytes:754461 (736.7 KB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-1F-3C-C7-78-F5-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


when i first got the computer i had big download speeds and now they are small i already disabled the pv6 thing..i thought maybe it was transmission so i have tried vuze but still the same thing...thanks

amaroKer
January 11th, 2009, 03:10 AM
check out speedtest.net (http://www.speedtest.net/) and check out your connection speed. Divide the posted kbps by 8, and that will be the maximum of what you can expect to dl.