Ubuntu Networking :: Severely Slow Wireless After Reformatting Hard Drive
Aug 2, 2010
My wireless connection has always slow on my ubuntu desktop. I have always thought this was a matter of hardware, but after reformatting my harddrive because of recent problems, the wireless has slowed to point of ridiculousness. I would guess I had a dial-up connection if I didn't know better. I've tried simple things like rebooting and removing add-ons, but nothing seems to work.
I am trying to install freeBSD on F14 (with LUKS encryprion). freeBSD doesn't detect hard-drive, probably coz of LUKS? Now what can I do within F14 to format harddrive and remove LUKS to get in a shape that I can install freeBSD or other OS.
I have two computers with ubuntu 10.04 installed. They both connect to the same wireless router. One computer has an external hard drive that has music, pictures and some documents. another thing, the hard drive has been formatted to ext4. I would like to be able to access that external hard drive from my other computer. I read some post on how to connect to the server through ssh but i think it's the intruction are too old. I tried nfs for server/client, but couldn't set it up, it was a little complicated.
i am using fedora 11 and i want to share my western digital external hard drive over my wireless network like i previousely did with my windows os. it is connected via usb to my computer. how do i do this ?
I have a 500 gig external usb, and a few 8 gig flash drives. If i copy a file (say a movie or large file) from my primary hard drive (80 gig WD formatted to ext3) to a usb drive it transfers very slowly, about 2 mb/s. But if I copy a file off my secondary internal drive (40 gig seagate formatted to ntfs) it transfers full speed (25-30 mb/s) Its also very slow transfering between internal hard drives (again, no more than 5 mb/s) I checked and as far as i can tell both drives are running in DMA mode. Any reason my primary seems to be causing this bottleneck? it seems to preform fine otherwise (as it is the drive with my ubuntu installation on it)
When I try to delete files form my flash drive, the file picture goes away, but the actual data does not. Lets say I put a 900mb file on my 4gb flash drive, then I delete it. It will still ll me that only 3100MB are left in free space. If I try to add more than that it tells me the drive is full. I keep reformatting and reformatting into all different types on file systems but nothing works.
I'm having difficulty repairing/reformatting a USB drive. I've yet to explore and get me on the right track. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious. I have a generic USB drive, 4GB, currently formatted FAT. I can't save files to it, can't format it using Ubuntu's Disk Utility. Attempts to format using Disk Utility return the following error:
Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error Yesterday I got fed up and tried to just zero the thing out using a dd command... ran it in verbose, the right stuff returned to screen, still no dice. I can't get it to a point where I can format it either using Disk Utility or mkfs.
I'm trying to back up my hard drive to a 2 TB WD external so that I can do a clean install of 10.10, however I'm getting tremendously slow write speeds. It hovers around 1.5 MB/s and steadily slows from there. It tells me it will take 150+ hours to transfer 400 GB of data.
I have a AMD quad core processor and 8 gigs of ddr3 ram... USB 2.0... I feel this should go much faster.
I need to re-format an external drive. All the instructions I have found start with figuring out where the drive is mounted (sda, hda, etc.). However, as soon as my RH Linux machine sees the drive's format (ntfs) it decides it won't even mount it in the first place. Gives me an error message. Also, the drive doesn't show up at all via "df -k". how to convince RHL to be a little more accepting?
My father installed Kubuntu to his external hard drive to try it out, however, it is running extremely slowly. It takes a good minute and a half to boot to the Plasma desktop and it even seems to run faster off of the LiveCD.His system easily meets the specifications to run Kubuntu (4 gigs of RAM, decent NVIDIA graphics card) yet it slows to a crawl immediately upon booting. Does anyone know how to fix this? The hard drive is a Western Digital MyBook, 475GB model.
What file system should I use to partition a slow and old hard drive? I know that ext2 was best for old computers which mine is not but I am using an old hard drive for extra storage and I was curious if anyone knew if using ext2 or ext4 would show any performance differences.
So I just reinstalled OpenSUSE 11.2 and I went from having 20-30 mbps speed to and from my 1 tb usb ntfs external hard drive to having about 1 mbps transfer speeds now. Is there any suggestions for how I can fix this? I know it can go faster, I just need to figure out how. and would setting acpi=off at boot affect this?
Opensuse 11.2 KDE 4.3 64 bit EXT4 main disk NTFS external
I am running the latest Ubuntu on a partition with windows 7 as my main OS. I got my wireless drivers installed and it seems to pick up on all the wireless networks, whenever i try to connect to mine it tires and then fails and asks for the password again, even though its definatly the right password for my wireless.
I am also having trouble connecting to my external hard drive, i am completely new with Linux and would appreshiate -retard proof- tutorials if you need me to run anything, and such. Its fully updated and drivers are up to date (apparently) so i cant understand what is wrong.
Basically I want a shared hard drive plugged into my wireless router and for the family (me and my girlfriend until the little one grows up) to be able to access common files on the same external without the desktop needing to be on.
How to do this?
Do I just use any external? Does it have to have its own power source if plugged into a router? If I have a networking router how do I access those neat features that seem to be written for WIndows?
There are too many things I like about Ubuntu to go back to Windows, but I would like some tips on having a shared external hard drive via the wireless router instead of dropping money on a new bluetooth enabled router.
I have a Linksys wireless G USB adapter. When I plug it in nothing happens, how do I install this hardware. I also have a Vantec external USB hard-drive and when I turn it on it says it cannot mount the drive. How do I get this mount this drive. It is formatted NTFS, my windows back up drive.
I got a dell inspiron 1501 laptop with a 80Gb sata drive what is the best solution to add data storage space for someone that love to have multiples operating systems at hand Note: I use mostly linux so I won't need to change my laptop for many years maybe ...
My parents bought a new hard drive for a laptop that I've owned for several years. It's much larger than the current one, so I plan on splitting it up to dual boot it with Ubuntu.I have no problem with partitioning a drive (I always keep a LiveCD handy), but my question is this: how can I go about moving the existing partition to the new drive? This is a laptop, so I can't simply plug the new drive into another slot.
Also, even if I manage to move it, will Windows still work on the new drive in a larger partition? I've had this laptop for quite a while, and I've lost the recovery discs that came with it a long time ago. I also have a lot of software without CDs to reinstall them with. This makes not reinstalling Windows a high priority.
Since I've updated from 9.10 to 10.04, I'm having some difficulties to use the internet. Even though I can connect to my home wireless network, the connection is really slow. I've got a Dell Inspiron 1545, and here comes the configuration:
I am running Kubuntu 10.04 (32-bit) on a Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX, when I connected to my router through Wireless the connection is too slow and random, 3 kB - 50 kB. But when connect to the router through Ethernet cable I get the normal speed 265 kB. I read many posts but can't find solution, and already updated all packages. the Wireless card is:
Code: 02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) the output of iwconfig:
Code: wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"zzzzplw9" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:25:68:9B:0D:FE Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
I have very suboptimal Internet speed in Wifi with Ubuntu. Normally in WIndows 7 I get download speeds up to 800 KB/s and a very fast Wifi experience, but in Ubuntu I get 100KB/s maximum and web page load speed is very extremely slow. Also, pinging to AP often gives very high response times and a lot of lost packages while in Windows they are very low and none packages are lost. I have a Netgear wg111v3 which worked out of box when I installed Ubuntu but always with this problem. It is updated and I've reinstalled Ubuntu many times..
Also I forgot to say that in Ubuntu the connection goes down very often and sometimes will not connect again until I reboot. Again in Windows never happened that. Motherboard: GA-MA74GM-S2H CPU: AMD Athlon 64X2 dual core 2 GB RAM Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit Wireless adapter Netgear wg111v3 USB .....
I'm using a Netgear WN11v2 wireless USB card, which I've read some people can't even get working with the default Ubuntu wireless driver. It works for me, but it disconnects fairly often, and download speeds are extremely slow, like 12-15 kB/s. I have broadband, and am running Ubuntu 11.04.
Trying to install Fedora 12 using the 6 CDs. Trying to install on an older x86 box.Problem is that when detecting my hard drive, Fedora 12 recognizes it as a sda hard drive instead of hda hard drive. I have no SCSI connected to my computer what so ever. It's an old fashion PATA Western Digital hard drive.If I proceed with the install, Fedora 12 only installs 200MB of the OS from the first CD only. No options for additional software or anything.
I'm running Lucid Alpha 1. Installed it about two weeks ago. Until a few days ago, the wireless networking was the best I've witnessed on any o.s. However, after last Wednesday's updates, connectivity now lags about 10-30 seconds whenever I open any web-page or access the repositories via aptitude. Granted after it gets going, it's fine. I noticed this same behavior in 9.10. I tested my XP connection and found no problems. .
I've been using Ubuntu 8.04 for about a year and the wireless has been fine but now it's gone screwy and I can't figure out why. This has happened on my laptop and wife's who uses Ubuntu Hardy also. The speed drops to almost 0 mb/s whenever the signal strength is less than 95%.
It isn't the internet connection as vista (I dual boot) works fine below 95% signal strength. To get the internet speed to be at a level that can load an internet page, I have to within 3 feet of the router!! Both of the laptops don't use ndiswrapper, the internet connected straight away from a fresh install.
I am running 9.10 on my compaq laptop. I tried linux a couple years ago and was not impressed with it's operation on this machine (wifi didn't work, pain in the butt to make it work) but I just installed 9.10 and to my surprise, everything on this machine seems to work now automatically!
One minor annoyance though, when I boot my machine and the gnome desktop loads, it takes about 1 minute until the wireless finds and connects to my router. Granted, my SSID is set to not broadcast but I set ubuntu to find it as a hidden network and it does in fact work, just takes more time than usual to find and connect. Normally with windows, when it loaded, my wifi was present and connected immediately.
I am running dual boot of windows professional xp and ubuntu lucid lynx.I am experiencing a slow network with ubuntu.I am connected through trend net wireless N adapter and dlink 524 wireless router.my network icon is down to 1 bar,25-30% mostly.
Its a Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop. 1.8GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, and some form of Intel graphics. The wireless card in question is a Dell TrueMobile 1300, with a BCM4306 Rev02 chip.Installed 10.04 LTS, updated it all on wired connection, then enabled the bcm43legacy drivers that were in the Hardware Drivers box, and it all worked fine. First thing I did was try to install some media codecs, and noticed they went slow on wifi, and swapped to the wired connection again. I thought it might just be slow servers, but I instantly got an extra 200kbps just by wiring. I try browsing the web, but its extremely slow and sometimes Firefox stops responding. I then begin to install WINE, and it complete stops loading, so I watch the net traffic when I hit a search in FF. Nothing goes out. I hit it a few times more, and finally it'll send something and receive something, but still VERY SLOWLY.
Its not a local problem, as other computers and laptops can connect fine with good speeds. Just wondering if this is normal, or if there's any other drivers to try, or if there's something I'm doing wrong here. I'm kind of a linux noob, but I'm for defs not a computer noob. But since I can't be guaranteed the drivers work with my specific card, who knows?
When first starting up I am not able to get a wireless connection, network manager says that wireless is disabled. Then some time later (can be up to five minutes after starting up) it will finally start working.I have tried rfkill list all, but it shows:
0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
I installed 11.04 last week. Everything was working brilliantly until I turned on my laptop today. Now my wireless internet is running soooo slow. Requests take like 5 seconds, then it loads the page for about 10 seconds. Last night it was running fast.Chrome/Chromium/Firefox all run super slow. I tried turning off wireless-N and using G instead, but that didn't help. My windows 7 desktop is not experiencing the same problems in Chrome, or Firefox. I'm not sure if it's updates that I installed yesterday that didn't take until I restarted today