View Full Version : [ubuntu] Internet Works in "Bursts" Ubuntu 8.04

June 19th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Hey all,

I just finished installing Ubuntu 8.04 onto my Pentium D box. However, my network connection seems to only work in bursts (see attached image). It runs at a very slow speed and then suddenly bursts up to full speed for a few seconds, then back to slow.

The connection is wireless, it's a NETGEAR WG311T, no encryption. When the system had XP 10 minutes ago there was no problem. :confused:

Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be?


August 7th, 2010, 08:02 PM
I also have a Netgear WG311T installed on this old computer and it seems to be showing the same symptoms. It works but the connection speed is all over the place. I have seen it up to 54 but it is usually down at 1 Mb/s. I am running xubuntu 10.04. Does anybody have any suggestions? I haven't messed with it too much because I'm afraid I might make it worse.