Ubuntu Networking :: Occasionally Very Slow Web Browsing
Jul 6, 2010
my computer is very slow to view regular web pages, and generally fails to load them. It seems to be a problem specifically with webpages - I can work over SSH, use email, transfer files over FTP connections, with no noticeable problems, but any regular website (including this one) can take an age to load. This happens regardless of the browser I use (at least, it happens on Firefox, Opera, and Chromium), and regardless of wired or wireless connection (though admittedly I've not tried using a wired connection very much). As far as I can tell, it can also happen on any website. It is specific to linux - my computer is dual-boot ubuntu 10.04/Windows XP, and there is no networking problem when I use Windows.
Browsing via SSH Tunnel very slow When browsing in firefox at work via proxy through ssh on my 8.04 server the speed is near dial up. I have compression enabled, tried restarting ssh, and rebooting the server but it remains so sluggish. At home the connection is quick but the speed is lost in translation once I ssh in. I also tried adding "UseDNS no" to the ssh config but that did not help with the slow login or any other speed issues.
I'm using wlan and I'm behind a NAT firewall. Downloading with BitTorrent can reach speeds of 1,5MB/s, but browsing is incredibly slow. Chromium/Firefox seems to hang forever on "connecting.." or "waiting for". Sometimes pressing the reload button will speed it up. I have two Ubuntu boxes and they are the same way.
I don't get it, if downloading is so fast, how can browsing be so slow. Yes I have disabled ipv6 in grub and in Firefox, don't know how to do it in Chromium. Have 64-bit Ubuntu. Cnet wlan card using rt61pci module.
I don't know if others are experiencing this but browsing is extremely slow in firefox after "upgrading" to ubuntu 11.04. I have not tried other browsers. Even checking for updates fails several times.
I had to re-boot to windows to post this thread and now it's working fine. It's been 3 days since upgrading and I've observed many times that there's no such problem in windows while I have to wait like 4-5 minutes and refresh many times to open a single page. Some sites like google are quicker though. I use firefox 4.0 both in ubuntu and windows. I didn't have this problem in 10.10 and it took me about 5 hrs. to download 1 GB upgrade packages.
I'm running Mac OS on a home network that includes a Win 7 machine and a Ubuntu box (Ubuntu 11.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686)). Connecting to, and browsing the shared drives I have on the Ubuntu box (which acts as my server) is extremely slow from the Mac, it seems that the icons especially take ages to load. I've found a few suggestions on the net that I've implemented to no avail i.e. socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=65536 SO_SNDBUF=65536 Are there any other settings I should play with, or is there an alternative to samba that will work faster on a mixed network and be compatible with everything?
This something I have only experienced since the final install.I'm using a fresh firefox profile with NO extensions currently. The only change I have made is to disable ipv6 to see if it helped with the following problem. Browsing web pages is stupidly slow and much slower than I am used to.Downloading in firefox is normal and running at speeds I would expect.For example, I have downloaded several distro .iso's over the past two days and they have been consistently downloading at 1MB/s +This is only affecting browsing web pages and it's affecting all of them, even the basic google search page takes at least twice as long as normal.
web browsing is going SUPER slow in my samsung N150 netbook with dual boot(win7/ubuntu10.04). Windows counterpart working flawlessly.
Into the details:
The problem is, i go into a website and it seems to renderize by chunks, ie i enter my favorite PC hardware forum and it is like this when loading: Processors...1sec....Vid cards....1sec...Memory...and on and on until the bottom of the page is reached. The normal behavior is: Click...forum loaded ,as on windows.
By default i use my wireless conection, but also tried wired one to no avail. Also tried it from the live cd and i have the same problem. Some sitess like google, gmail and ..... load normally(instantly). I've tried disabling ipv6 as adviced in several parts and had no results. I used the default firefox 3.6.6, firefox 3.6.7 and chrome with the same results.
This is the info for my wireless adapter just in case:
I have looked at other threads on this subject and am still confused. Several weeks ago I had issues with browsing taking forever to resolve a page. When I changed my router to Open DNS settings that seemed to fix the slows and when I replaced the Open DNS IP's with the Google IP's, things were even quicker. Now I am back to the slows but there is no resolution latency it's just a delay when clicking a link, nothing happens and then the page eventually loads but you see the ads write on the page after the text loads. It's just not snappy. My nsswitch.config looks like this:
# /etc/nsswitch.conf # # Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
On my computer, I'm using 11.3, KDE 4.4.4 and Firefox 3.6.8. Firefox is so s...l...o...w..... It's slow loading and it's slow browsing. Konqueror takes 1, maybe 2 seconds to load, and another second to load the home page. Firefox takes a good 30 seconds to load. The only message I get when loading from a terminal is about not using a shared database. I don't hear the disk churning like it would with a fragmented disk.
I can't believe everyone is having this response, the hue and cry would be enormous! Anything to try? Should I try loading another browser? I tried Opera on 11.2 and didn't really like it, had problems with a lot of content. What about Sea Monkey (Gad, I HATE words with monkey in them!) Konqueror won't show a lot of videos and I have problems using the back and forward buttons. I'll wait for fixes but in the meantime.
I'm not sure why, but over the last couple of days when I browse the web with my Centos 5.3 machine running firefox 3.0.5, it takes a very long time to load web pages. Loading the app itself is pretty quick, and I have not issues with system resources (it's an HP Proliant ML115 server, with dual opteron processors & 3Gb RAM). Looking at CPU & disk useage there's nothing out of the ordinary:
I have in my pc (ubuntu 10.10 32 bit) a folder with about 10.000 files. It is a samba shared folder and so far I could browse fast and easily those files in another old ( Pentium4 1,5Ghz) PC with WinXP. I installed ubuntu 10.10 but the browsing now is toooooooo slow , although the old Pc's performance is considerably faster than before (when I had WinXP). Also, although the old PC's speed is satisfatory now, would it become even faster if I installed an older ubuntu distro?
I have a 2.6 P4 with HT and 1GB of PC3200. i'm using an RaLink 2760 based wifi card. i compiled the driver from source, don't think it matters because i get this problem on ethernet as well. video is RV280 (radeon 9200). i have 3D accelleration supposively and get 570fps steady with glxgears. i'm in F11 updated as far as yum will take me.
When browsing websites, usually forums but even things like ....., the computer acts like it's being bogged down by something. i scroll down a page and it takes a few seconds for the screen to catch up. i understand i'm not running the most up to date hardware but i don't think this machine should have any problems with web browsing.
I have a connection an its slow in both ff and chrome...however i can ping sites and get the same response time as my xp machine which runs fast. usually around the 40ms mark with no lost packets.
Also when i do installs eg. of chrome etc, i was getting up to 500kB/s download. I just cant seem to replicate this browsing, its loading up at a dial up pace. The last time I had an issue like this was setting up my mums work laptop on our home network where the work had specific proxy settings, so we turn the off and it works fine.
I do not know how to tinker this
INFO:::: broadcom 4306 chip have tried ndiswrapper and bcmxx fwcutter
I've recently installed openSUSE 11.4 (64 bit) on my system and am experiencing severe performance issues with websites using https (any site using https). Page loads over https take anywhere between 30 seconds to 2 minutes. It's the same issue posted here Secure sites load slow or not at all -- there was no confirmed solution.
- My router/hardware configuration has not changed in a long time and I've run Ubuntu, Arch Linux, and Windows XP on the same machine within the last year and have not had any issues. - I also have a laptop running Arch Linux (kernel 2.6.38) and this problem does not occur using Firefox 4 or Chrome. To add to the madness this problem occurs while running Firefox 4 inside a Windows 7 guest via virtual box, but NOT while running IE 8 inside the same guest. - This issue occurs using Firefox 4, Chromium, Opera, Konqueror, and Arora. - I've disabled ipv6 in Firefox via about:config. - I've disabled ipv6 in yast and have attempted to use both the "ifup" and "networkmanager" options. - I am not using a proxy server. - I've attempted the fix posted in the Ubuntu forums for a similar problem [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Banking Site is very slow.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on my Precario Laptop I'm connected via WiFi to an Edimax BR6424-N and i cannot login to Msn and browsing is extremly slow as soon as i connect to any other network but myin everythings fine, Ive searched the web alot and found that i should down the mtu in linux so i did, from auto to 1350 and still i keep getting disconencted from msn and briwsing is just extremly slow, Im In the same room as the router so distance is not the issue...
I have installed Wubi (Ubuntu 10.10) recently. It takes more time to boot than Windows. But my main concern is that my browsing speed is much slower compared to that on Windows 7. How can this be resolved?
I'm running 11.2 on a Dell Latitude D630. Everything has been great other than issues with Suspend and hibernate not working correctly. However after about a month of use browsing the web has really slowed down bad. It doesn't seem to matter if it's in Firefox or Chrome either. I am using a wireless connection that is getting the signal at 85-95%. Even though I still tried using a direct cat-5 connection to the router and it was still slow as well. I have the fastest broadband connection my cable offers and my windows boxes on the same network are still flying.
I have an HP 311c netbook which was dual booted XP home and Ubuntu 10.04. Everything worked fine apart from the internal wireless modem (the only reason I needed XP as it worked under Windows) I then upgraded to 10.10 and that started my network problems.
I upgraded Ubuntu using terminal and update-manager, which went ok. The network was identified, but more often than not it now seems to crash the network (and seems to happen sporadically too) - seems to be at some stage whenever the netbook is on now. This then prevents all other PCs/Ipods from accessing the internet. The only way to recover is to reboot my wireless network and the internet modem (and shutdown the netbook).
I got so infuriated with it that I clean installed from a USB key I created, Wireless network runs fine with all other PCs and IP equipment
Network: Linksys 11 B Internet modem Virgin Media
One strange thing that happened when I upgraded, but seems to have now disappeared, is that I managed to get it to identify and actually use the internal modem, although that 'Mobile Internet' option under Network Manager has now disappeared from the list, so I cannot activate it..
I've just installed Slackware 13.1 in two different laptops for first time. I have some strange internet browsing behaviour in one of the laptops. I've installed 2 internet browsers(firefox,opera) using the directions from Slackbuilds.org and there is also konqueror pre-installed. Moreover I installed Wicd network manager.
I can browse some pages e.g. ..... with firefox very slowly but NEVER facebook. I can browse almost any page, even facebook, with OPERA but very very slowly. The same goes with konqueror... Wicd shows that i am always connected with my WPA wireless network
Got an Edimax 7717un USB dongle for my Acer aspire 6930 (built-in WiFi is broken). It finds access point OK, but fails to setup with DHCP. If I put in manual IP config, I can ping OK, but I cannot browse web (or even my router's setup page). I get same behaviour on a home brew desktop.
With manual IP config, ping to my router works fine (and very fast, as does ping to 2 or 3 internet web sites. I can traceroute to internet web sites OK as well. With web browsing, if I wait a few minutes some bits of the page may arrive. With connection set to DHCP, Wicd shows WiFi connecting OK, but DHCP setup times out.
USB 3G Huawei E1550 modem is used for connecting to the internet.When I'm connecting to the internet modem light is blue (it means that I'm connecting using 3G network)I have issues with speed when browsing internet (using Firefox and Google Chrome) or updating software using apt-get (download speed around 1.5 - 6 kB).At the same time I can download files using Transmission with 60 - 120 kB.
HPG62-144DX notebook, Windows 7 and considering Ubuntu. I installed 10.10 and tried to get my wifi running but that wouldn't work. I had a connection only sometimes and it broke up after 5 minutes. Once I got a webpage but annoyingly slooow. Got the advice to update drivers and stuff. But the wifi connection is the only one I have...
Went back to 10.4 32-bit. Booted from CD and will keep it that way until this is sorted out. Now I see my wifi hotspots directly and I have no problem to establish a connection. The icon shows 3 bars quality. Network Tools says: Wlan1 = Realtek, Transmitted bytes xxx Received bytes yyy, no errors, link speed = 1Mbps, State = active. Looks good!
The only minor thing here is that enabling/disabling my internal Atheros antanna also enables/disables my Alfa USB Wifi adapter (based on Realtek 8187) but who cares. A bigger problem is: when I start Firefox it doesn't come up with a webpage. It just keeps on saying: "loading". At the bottom of the screen it keeps saying "Looking up" for ages. Nothing further.
I have a desktop running Ubuntu 10.10 and several terabytes of files on it. In Windows all I have to do is enable sharing and my Mac will see the shared folders right away and I have no problem browsing them. I read somewhere that it was essentially the same process in Ubuntu which I followed but I am unable to browse. The desktop does show up in OSX but when I click on it from Finder (Path Finder actually) I get a message saying "The server "Foo" may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again."
If I select "Connect to Server" under the Go menu in finder and type in smb://ip-address then I get one step further. I am asked to log in and I just click on guest (my user name and password didn't work) and then I get a list of all the shared folders but when I click on one I get a message very similar to the one above but not identical.
Everything I have found is about 5 years old. Or has anyone had similar issues and solved them? This is the first time I have ever tried any kind of networking in Linux but I am thinking Ubuntu 10.10 may have some sort of software firewall enabled by default?
I have noticed that when iptables is active on my router i get a noticeable slowdown on browsing. This is untraceable through traceroute:
Code: traceroute -n www.a-site-here.com
finishes immediately and at the same time when loading the site on firefox I am getting timeouts.
I use firewall builder to configure iptables. I have removed all rules while trying to find the one causing the problem, but even disabling all rules does not solve the problem. So, by leaving only an "accept-all" rule on firewall builder(so i don't lock myself outside) I still get slowdowns. In this case
Code: iptables --list-rules gives: Code: -P INPUT DROP -P FORWARD DROP -P OUTPUT DROP
I've searched these forums as well as Firefox's site, as well as searching on Google Linux but can't find what I'm looking for.In a nutshell, I want to keep a log of my users' browser history so that even if they clear history or set Firefox to not keep history, I can still view a log of what site they have visited.My hope is that I can write a script(although I'm a BASH newb it would be a nice little real-world project for me to attempt) that would keep info such as user,visit date,ip of visited site, just the basics. A great feature would be for the logs to be emailed to me for inspection but that isn't vital if I can navigate to the log myself.
For all I know this is already available somewhere in the log folders I just can't find anything. If it helps I'm running Mint 9 Isadora and Firefox 3.6.12
I can browse smoothly without any speed problems at all but all update stuff like apt-get , software centre etc get stuck. As in they get 0kbps fr lk a long time n then move on n then agn 0kbps. Until the downlaod is done!
Ubuntu and after installing it i can't browse any internet through firefox although ping is working good and downloading plugins to system to run MP3 or videos is also working fine but can't open any website through firefox and i tried the live cd of Ubuntu 10.4 at other PC and internet was working fine and firefox was working fine
Ubuntu but an advanced user on Windows. On my home Workgroup network, I an running Ubuntu 10.04.1 on a spare PC and Windows 7 Professional on a fast 4 core AMD PC. I built both PCs myself. The Win7 system is fully updated with maintenance. So is the Ubuntu system. The Win7 desktop system sees and shares files and printers with an XP SP3 laptop and Win 7 Home edition Netbook... and the the Ubuntu system The Ubuntu system can browse and see shares on the the XP Laptop but not the Window 7 Desktop or Netbook. Both Win7 systems can browse and share the the Ubuntu system. There are no current problems anywhere in my Windows network.
Ubuntu gets into a login loop when trying to see the Win7 systems. But before that problem gets solved.I have problem with random BSODs (00007f) on the Windows 7 systems immediately when I first try to browse the network from Ubuntu. The effect is instantaneous. You click on an icon that will browse the network and bingo the Windows system takes a BSOD 00007f dump.This appears to be something new in 10.04.1. I have loaded 8.04 and 9.10 in past just for training and and curiosity reasons and never had this problem. In the past, I lost interest and never went deeper. This time I have a dedicated PC in my network for Ubuntu and need to get deeply into Linux. I am trying to get up to speed on Linux this time around because I find that Linux systems are appearing in the network at work and I need to understand how to use and network Linux.