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    Angry Download speed painfully slow

    Hi, I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and just installed 10.4. I tried 11 first but noticed that the internet was impossibly slow.

    I went to speedtest.net and it said that my ping was 316ms with download of .46Mbps and upload of .78Mbps. I looked through my wireless driver CD and it said that it only supported Ubuntu 10.4 (so I went back and installed this one).

    However, I have the exact same problem here. I've disable Ipv6 and installed the driver (./configure, make, make install). My download is still around .4Mbps and if I'm trying to load a video on youtube it's more like .09Mbps. I've searched forums everywhere and I can't find anything that works.

    My wireless card is an Asus PCE-N10. Please help!

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    Re: Download speed painfully slow

    Hi,

    please show the terminal outputs of:

    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    ifconfig -a
    iwconfig
    lsmod
    route -n
    cat /etc/resolv.conf

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    Re: Download speed painfully slow

    desktop:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: rtl8192CE
    Kernel modules: r8192ce_pci
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Kernel modules: r8169
    __________________________________________________


    desktop:~$ ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 40:61:86:95:45:c7
    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:27 Base address:0xc000

    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:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:300 (300.0 B) TX bytes:300 (300.0 B)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr f4:6d:04:a1:31:6f
    inet addr:192.168.1.18 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:3400 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:3374079 (3.3 MB) TX bytes:347493 (347.4 KB)
    Interrupt:16 Memory:f8088000-f8088100
    ______________________________


    desktop:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 802.11bg ESSID:"snell" Nickname:"rtl8192CE"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:23:97:20:E4:B9
    Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
    Retryn RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality=79/100 Signal level=-60 dBm Noise level=-109 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    ________________________


    desktop:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    michael_mic 1732 8
    arc4 1153 4
    binfmt_misc 6587 1
    snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 2367 1
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 203376 1
    snd_hda_intel 22069 2
    snd_hda_codec 74201 3 snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hd a_intel
    snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
    snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 70694 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
    snd_seq_oss 26722 0
    snd_seq_midi 4557 0
    snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    ppdev 5259 0
    fbcon 35102 71
    tileblit 1999 1 fbcon
    font 7557 1 fbcon
    bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
    joydev 8740 0
    softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
    i2c_piix4 8335 0
    parport_pc 25962 1
    snd 54244 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse 63677 0
    serio_raw 3978 0
    r8192ce_pci 461495 0
    fglrx 2092908 31
    agpgart 31724 1 fglrx
    vga16fb 11385 1
    vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
    soundcore 6620 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    lp 7028 0
    parport 32635 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    usbhid 36110 0
    hid 67288 1 usbhid
    ahci 32360 0
    pata_atiixp 3148 2
    r8169 34140 0
    mii 4381 1 r8169

    _______________________________________


    desktop:~$ route -n
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
    192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 2 0 0 wlan0
    169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0 wlan0
    0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 wlan0

    ___________________________________________


    desktop:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    # Generated by NetworkManager
    domain westell.com
    search westell.com
    nameserver 192.168.1.1

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    Re: Download speed painfully slow

    You cann add the nameservers of your ISP or the google public NS directly in the network-manager applet (IPv4-settings->Pull-down-menu, choose "Automatic (DHCP), addresses only" and add them in "DNS-Servers", separated by comma

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    Re: Download speed painfully slow

    Did all, still the same speed. 0.52 Mbps download 0.71 Mbps upload. On my Windows netbook I got about a 4.8 and a 0.7 immediately after I ran the test on ubuntu.

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    Re: Download speed painfully slow

    Try to add the mtu-value of your ISP as number (normally 1500 or 1492) instead of "Automatic" in the network-manager applet, seems like a download thing.

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    Re: Download speed painfully slow

    1492 did it! Thank you!

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    Re: Download speed painfully slow

    This solution worked for me too. This was on a dell machine (Ubuntu 12.04) at a school connected to a switch. Guess the switch doesn't like 1500 MTU.

    I just tested. Speeds went from KiB/s to MiB/s
    Ubuntu 12.04 finished downloading 12.10 (32bit) and 12.10 (64bit).
    Windows - still downloading 32bit, it just went from 3 to 4 min.
    Last edited by theller; October 29th, 2012 at 03:38 PM. Reason: Update after testing.

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    Re: Download speed painfully slow

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