View Full Version : [wubi] Why is the internet lousy in Ubuntu, but fine in Windows?

October 18th, 2010, 02:41 AM
I am not a very experienced user, so any help you offer must be clearly explained :)

So, I have Wubi, and XP. I keep getting the BSOD in Windows, so until I take the time to troubleshoot, I will not be using it. Something with drivers. . . I noticed Quickset and Intel ProSet Wireless were having driver issues then this happened. Anyway--

When I am using Ubuntu, the wireless connection frequently drops. Rarely happened in Windows. I found I have to disable then enable connections to get it to work. Sometimes it will stay connected 30 seconds, sometimes a few hours. Plus, when it is connected, it runs much slower (like 5 minute YouTube videos get stuck). I am currently using Chromium but it happens with Firefox and Opera as well.

I see other users of Vista and 7 have problems too. I hate windows, but hey, at least the internet works!

January 15th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Turns out it's a firefox thing. Occasionally Opera does it, but Chromium is fine