After upgrading my motherboard to a Asus M5A78L/USB3. The internet was much slower than before?
I have 3 of these motherboards 2 with the Nvidia video on-board and this latest one with ATI (not good with Linux).
All of them have the same on-board network chip, but this new one was causing problems.
A lot of Google showed that the Linux Kernel uses the wrong driver for this card?
sudo lshw -C network gives:-
Network card RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
*-network description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8168 driverversion=8.037.00-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.254 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
resources: irq:50 ioport:e800(size=256) memory:fdfff000-fdffffff memory:fdff8000-fdffbfff
Note the driver version r8168 (this was r8169 Wrong driver!)
So go here
get the latest driver downloaded (8.037.00 as of 11/02/2014)
extract the tar with Archive Manager to your Home folder
Open a terminal Ctrl-Alt-T
All being well this should unload the old module and load the new.
Massive improvement on all 3 Motherboards.
Mythbuntu streams HD across the network like I've never experienced before.
Not sure yet but might have to install this after every Kernel update?