I have just installed ubuntu 8.04.02 on a Dell e6400 laptop.
When I try to download files via any of the gui apps, such as firefox, update manager, or synaptic package manager, I get very slow throughput.
The performance can drop below 1K bytes/sec. Using ftp from the commandline to access one of the same sites I can get over 700K Bytes/Sec sustained on large files.
Any clues as to what is causing the slow performance for the normal applications for get updates and such?