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Aeilort
January 3rd, 2009, 03:19 AM
I just recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a toshiba satellite laptop. with both a wired and wireless internet connection, anything related to the internet is really really slow compared to what it was when I had windows xp on it. even the thingy for upgrading and installing new supported software. they were running at like 5-20 kb/s, and sometimes stuck at nothing. this doesn't seem normal and before I could to things at like over a 100 kb/s. so what can I do? I'm not very knowledgable about networking stuff, so try to use english.

superprash2003
January 3rd, 2009, 04:44 PM
do you get these low speeds while downloading files from a website?? go to your terminal and type ifconfig and post output here

Aeilort
January 3rd, 2009, 07:13 PM
do you get these low speeds while downloading files from a website?? go to your terminal and type ifconfig and post output here

This is the result when I type ifconfig into the terminal and have my wifi receiver plugged into a usb port, it's not a 2.0.

With this connection, the wifi thing at the top has like three bars but firefox can't even load the google homepage. I know it can on a wired connection, but it's still quite slow. way slower than it was with xp.


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:3f:79:67:e6

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)



lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0

inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host

UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1

RX packets:222 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:222 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:13904 (13.9 KB) TX bytes:13904 (13.9 KB)



wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1c:f0:a3:c7:86

inet addr:192.168.0.104 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

inet6 addr: fe80::21c:f0ff:fea3:c786/64 Scope:Link

UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

RX packets:15 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:6201 (6.2 KB) TX bytes:5129 (5.1 KB)



wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-1C-F0-A3-C7-86-37-38-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00

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)

Aeilort
January 3rd, 2009, 11:35 PM
I attempted following instructions somewhere to disable some "IVP6" thing, that didn't really help. Ubuntu can't seem to maintain an internet connection for more than five minutes before disconnecting and failing on further attempts to connect. Even when it was connected, with three bars, I tried running the update manager, but every time I tried to check information, the download just said "Unknown" and failed.

Aeilort
January 4th, 2009, 04:28 AM
I feel childish for bumping, but this seems like something that shouldn't take more than a day to solve.

superprash2003
January 5th, 2009, 04:59 PM
since you said you cant open a webpage.. it could be due to DNS servers.. try changing dns servers to opendns http://www.prash-babu.com/2008/04/how-to-configure-dns-servers-in-linux.html

mikebailey
February 27th, 2009, 10:16 PM
i find i'm having a similar problem. i have also noticed that i never actually connect to my AP at the full 54Mbps that i should be. most i have seen is 11Mbps, but over in windows same machine, same card its always 54Mbps. i have a netgear WG311T wireless card. here is my if config:
ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5b:e5:2a:dd
inet addr:192.168.2.13 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::209:5bff:fee5:2add/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:134124 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:74358 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:199828851 (199.8 MB) TX bytes:5458686 (5.4 MB)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:09:68:f9:d2
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 Base address:0xcf00

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:46 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:46 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3224 (3.2 KB) TX bytes:3224 (3.2 KB)

wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-09-5B-E5-2A-DD-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:160921 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1792
TX packets:74679 errors:1447 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:233942693 (233.9 MB) TX bytes:7704419 (7.7 MB)
Interrupt:17

and my iwconfig

mike@ubuntu:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"BELL080" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.452 GHz Access Point: 00:22:A4:67:52:F1
Bit Rate:2 Mb/s Tx-Power:15 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=20/70 Signal level=-67 dBm Noise level=-87 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

i'm using the "support for Atheros 802.11 wireless LAN cards" from the restricted drivers list. just wondering if this is similar to this problem. i check my connection speed on the fly by just left clicking on the network manager applet and going to connection info. hope this helps