View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wireless Slows dramatically

January 5th, 2009, 05:01 AM
I just set up a new wireless router, and now I'm having some troubles with my network. My Windows box connects without any problems, but my Ubuntu machine keeps having issues. The connection will be fine for a while, then slow to a crawl, and then it will be fine again.

Here is the output from ifconfig:

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:a3:04:c2:5a
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::211:a3ff:fe04:c25a/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:35318 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:26913 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:23286827 (23.2 MB) TX bytes:5544194 (5.5 MB)

I am pretty helpless when it comes to networking, so any input would be greatly appreciated.

January 5th, 2009, 05:28 PM
is it slow browsing speed for you?? in that case you could try changing DNS servers to opendns .. their ips are and http://www.prash-babu.com/2008/04/how-to-configure-dns-servers-in-linux.html

January 6th, 2009, 03:14 AM
I'm also having problems when getting updates from the Ubuntu servers. Do those need to be resolved by the DNS as well, or does that mean that I have a different problem?

I have switched to OpenDNS, and it seems to be helping so far...

January 6th, 2009, 05:04 PM
under sytem->admin->software sources, try changing download from to "MAIN server"