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fignig
November 16th, 2008, 07:40 PM
anyone know a command like a ping command? so i can tell if it's my isp. or if it's me. b/c when i just switched isp. and i just reformatted, and reloaded ubuntu. so it should be working a lot faster than it is now..

cmnorton
November 16th, 2008, 08:27 PM
There are tools out on the internet. You could try

http://www.speedtest.net/

I just got 729 kbs/354 kbs, which probably isn't too bad given I'm at the maximum distance you can be from the central office for DSL.

Why do you think reloading Ubuntu would speed you up?

Is your firewall turned on? Are there any other processes running that might compete for network bandwidth?