Re: Slow download speed using Centrino Wireless-N 1030 with Ubuntu 12.04
I am confident that Wild Man will help you get your wireless working properly sooner or later. However, your airwaves are chock full of WIFI signals competing for the same bandwidth. Do you live/work in a heavily built-up residential/commercial area? You may have to try finding the least congested channel to get the best Rx/Tx throughput.
After you get your own WIFI working again, I recommend downloading and using wavemon to look at the WIFI environment around you:
wavemon has to be started with root privileges to scan, so:...press <F3> to scan. This will give you a graphical real-time look at the competing networks around you, their channels and their strengths. Find a channel with a combination of the least users and the least competing strengths, and set your router to that channel (remember to save, apply and reboot your router). If your laptop does not see it, reboot your laptop. Again, this is for after you have resolved your current WIFI issue.
sudo apt-get install wavemon
Last edited by DuckHook; April 18th, 2013 at 05:22 AM.
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