View Full Version : [ubuntu] Slow connection speed in ubuntu

May 29th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Hello all

First post here! I'm relatively new to ubuntu, been running it for under a month I think, but really liking it so far, slowly getting used to using the terminal a bit etc but still got a long way to go.

Anyway, have noticed that since I installed it, my connection speed has dropped considerably. On Vista before I would comfortably get 700kB/s down, whereas now I get, at most, 150.

I have a wireless connection via a usb dongle, which is a NetGear, Inc. WG111 WiFi (v2).

It worked out of the box so I have not played around with ndiswrapper etc, however I did look into this and could not find the relevant drivers for it.

However, I have also noticed a staggering drop in signal strength, which seems to be very very low in ubuntu whereas it was pretty high in Vista.

Any help would be awesome, cheers in advance!

May 29th, 2009, 04:39 PM
As I always post for wireless problems...get rid of network manager and install wicd.

sudo apt-get install wicd