I have searched many websites trying to find the solution to this problem. I tried such things as disabling IPv6, reconfiguring Firefox, etc... But I could not solve this problem. The problem occurs in each new version of Ubuntu and never gets fixed.
You can see some of my efforts at (http://forum.ubuntu.ir/index.php/topic,22957.0.html
) and ( http://tinyurl.com/9ekhmm5
) and many other people that mentioned this problem at http://ubuntuforums.org/
When I use pppoeconf in a terminal to connect to the Internet, every time I get this warning (in the terminal):
WARNING: ifup -a is disabled in favour of NetworkManager.
Set ifupdown:managed=false in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf.
Plugin rp-pppoe.so loaded
After I fixed this warning (by changing true to false), my Internet speed in Ubuntu has been working such as win7 without any poor perfomance; and when I restore the value to the default the Internet speed is very slow.
Some of information about the case where managed=true: