View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] synaptic download problem

December 18th, 2008, 01:08 AM
hello, is there the possibility of a bandwidth flaw in the synaptic package manager program? my problem is that whenever synaptic downloads files, the speed is quite a bit slower (even to the point of downloading in Bytes per second instead of kiloBytes per second) than the regular download, however Bell insists that I am getting the full speed (and using in an active connection) the full speed that i am supposed to get (which is 51 KB/second)

December 18th, 2008, 01:15 AM
Maybe switch to another server in System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager -> Settings -> Repositories. Try the main server because the Canadian ones are quite slow.

December 22nd, 2008, 04:43 AM
thanks, worked

December 22nd, 2008, 11:50 AM
Even better - go to the same dialogue and select "Choose best mirror", this will test all available mirrors and get the fastest (whether it's in Canada or not!!:))