I've just managed to access my windows share from Ubuntu but am now getting write speeds (to xp share) of only 9MB/s over my wired network, anyone have any ideas as to why this may be? I've googled but can find no specific answer.
My NIC is: Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10) (from lspci) on a Dell studio 1737)
Whenever I transfer a movie into my 16GB USB flash disk, my whole system becomes windows-like and unusable!
When i drag the file(s) into the USB disk folder, it starts out fine and pretty darn fast (25mb/sec) then slowly decreases until it's unbearably slow (3m/sec) and as a side effect my whole system starts deteriorating. I basically have to wait for the file to finish transferring before i can use my desktop again!
This has been happening with every version since Karmic (all 64bit)- I put up with it because I don't use the USB stick that much.. but lately it's been my go to source for transfering large files to/from work.
I am currently staying on a university campus in Taiwan. Internet on Ubuntu Lucid 64bit here is often painfully slow, except for connections to Taiwanese websites. I dual boot with Windows 7, and there is no problem there. For instance, I downloaded the same piece of software (Spideroak) on both Win and Ubuntu, with Ubuntu I had to try repeatedly as the download would not complete, and in the end it took several hours to download. On W7, it took 10 minutes. What is Windows and Ubuntu doing differently?
I tried disabling ipv6 for this session by running sudo sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1, as a number of posts mention improving connection speed that way, but no effect.
I know that websites from Taiwan are working well, because I am getting my Ubuntu updates from a Taiwanese mirror: updates are fast, except for packages in the 'partner' repos (presumably not loaded from the mirror) which take hours to load, if at all. I don't want to depend on Windows for large downloads... (I don't want to depend on Windows for anything).
I'm at the end of my rope here. And the most frustrating part is, I've found many posts all over the web from others who have had similar problems, but they ALL seem to be older distros and those solutions don't work for me. "Find Similar Threads" only yields one thread, and I don't have the file mentioned in the answer (the original poster didn't either).
Computer: AMD 64 Quad core, USB 2.0 on front bus, dual booting Vista and Ubuntu 10.10 Device: New Sansa Clip+ 8GB mp3 player
Problem: When I transfer files to my mp3 player in Ubuntu, I max out at about 150 KiBbps. It's painfully slow - it takes me half an hour to transfer 300 MB worth of albums. I had similar problems with an older player that may have been usb 1.1, but this one is brand new. And when I switched to Vista (first time in months, thankfully), I was able to transfer the same files at upwards of 3 MBps. I know that flash devices often can't write anywhere near the max speed of USB 2.0, but obviously it can do a whole lot better then 150 KiBps!So, same hardware, same files, different OS - the problem must be with my Ubuntu config.
I'm having a strange problem with data transfers between systems. I have a file server + my desktop. Both are running Debian 8.3. I have a samba share running on the file server and I mount the shares on my desktop on boot via /etc/fstab
When I copy a file using the nautilus from my home folder (on my HDD) on my desktop to the mounted network location, my transfers start out at gigabit speeds 80MB/s-90MB/s for a couple seconds and then drop down to about 8MB/s
But when I terminate the transfer and then use scp to transfer the same file, I get consistent gigabit speed throughout the transfer. I am not sure what is going on.
This is a recent problem, and I can't pinpoint any change/upgrade that would cause this. Rsync transfer from Client to Server: sent 11756196 bytes received 1032741 bytes 138258.78 bytes/sec total size is 144333466390 speedup is 11285.81 Pinging back and forth from each machine is fine. No Ifconfig errors Client, but Server has RX packet errors.
I'm finding that the internet speed in Ubuntu 10.04 is over twice as slow as the speeds that I am getting in Windows 7.I've tried disabling IPv6 through Grub and Firefox but it didn't really help much.. anything else I can try?Connecting through wireless at 54 Mbps.
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.
I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 and I'm having problems with internet speeds on wifi. I have tried the two available networks on my university campus and both of them are very slow with 10.04. I'm not having problems with Windows 7 running on these networks. Although, the wired network works perfectly fine, with normal speeds. I've looked around for help but I could not find anything specific to this problem.
I've been using Ubuntu for a while (though I would not consider myself an "expert") and have just gone back to school. I live on campus and connect to the network through an ethernet cord. On Windows, the download speed is 1 Mb/s by default, but if you go through and configure the network card (turning off the auto-negotiation and setting the speed to 10, duplex full) the download speed will increase to 10 Mb/s, a considerable difference. So, I tried to do this in Ubuntu by opening the terminal and typing the following:
sudo ethtool -s eth0 autoneg off speed 10 duplex full and all of a sudden, my computer isn't connecting to the internet. When I type: sudo ethtool -s eth0 autoneg on it suddenly starts working again.
Trying to watch movies between my systems and I'm getting upload speeds of 6.5 kb/s from my system to the one connected to the tv. I'm running Ubuntu on both machines, tried with VLC and XBMC. Both are running wirelessly but I know that this issue is new, I used to get at least a meg a second on LAN.
I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to get the best speeds possible. I pay for 16mb/s connection (with charter) and I was getting about 4mb/s. After upgrading firmware, and changing some encryption settings on my router, that went up to about 6mb/s. It's improvement, and I'm happy with that, but I'm looking for that 10 more mb/s
So, is there anything in Ubuntu to tweak to optimize connection speeds? Also, if it affects anything, I'm using a linksys WRT320N router. I was going to use the 5.0ghz band, but my wireless adapter is an 802.11gb, so I'm stuck with 2.4.
A friend of mine is running Ubuntu. He used to run Windows XP, but he kept destroying it completely, and I soon got tired of fixing it for him. So I setup Ubuntu, and we're both happier people for it.BUT! The other day he asked me to setup a VPN (PPTP) connection to his workplace, which I promptly did. It also just works, except for one minor problem: When he fires up the VPN connection, I lose the ability to connect to his computer over SSH. As soon as he shutdown the VPN connection, I can once again log in over SSH.I use the SSH connection for basic maintenance and for tunneling port 5900 so I can assist him over VNC.
His nic is setup with DHCP. Gateway is 192.168.57.1. Port 22 is NAT'ed to 192.168.57.2, which is the IP his computer is assigned by the router (it's reserved to his MAC address).
When he connect the VPN, a new interface is created with the IP 192.168.1.32. I'm very much _not_ a network expert. I can manage the very basic stuff, but beyond that I'm quite lost.
Last week I attempted to get "up to speed" with my Comcast cable connection... Ubuntu 9.10, Dell Vostro 400 desktop, Firefox 3.6.13... Comcast says I should have 12 Mbps connection... if I get 1.0 Mbps, I'm doing good... they just tested everything, and said everything is fine on their end. They use [URL] and connects to a server in Chicago, 60 miles away. That gets fantastic speeds, and it's a durn shame the internet doesn't store all its files there!! I use [URL] for my tests, and it uses a server in Dallas TX.
I go to my girlfriends house, and her AT&T DSL line has d/l speeds of 4.5 Mbps or better!!! She's running XP Pro on a Dell machine. So, started digging on the web and thru the forums, and found this:
But, like ALL too many things, it's dated... it's from 2008... I've set my settings to what is there, and disabled ipv6 in Firefox. Hey, now, I'm sometimes up to 1.4 Mbps!! Also found this, but no date...
Reading forums, I see that folks have said there is a network connection problem with 9.10... and then I see that others are saying the same thing about 10.04 and 10.10!! I have 10.10 on my laptop and had to fight to get its Atheos card to be recognized. Running some tests [URL] gives me weird results: Download 2.64 Mbps, Upload 4.12 Mbps. NOT what it should be. Similar results from testmy.net.
Dunno exactly what info is needed... Speedguide.net gives me results below, but I've tried changing numbers (says my RWIN is low) and nothing changes:
-------------------------------- TCP options string = 020405b40402080adf1dca100000000001030306 MTU = 1500 MTU is fully optimized for broadband.
So, today, find, once again, that I'm d'ling in the range of 90/KB/s (719 Kbps)... disgustingly slow. I go on my HP laptop and run the test, and it says 1.6 Mbps. So, desktop directly connected to router is not even 1 Mbps, and wireless connection is faster? Neither of which is close to what I should be getting...
I'm using Xubuntu 8.10, network-manager, Atheros AR2413 802.11bg NIC, and Radeon Xpress 200M with open-source ati drivers.
My problem is that I'm frequently losing my internet connection--whether I'm wired or wireless. It happens most often when I'm watching a ..... video but it happens other times too. My cpu usage is high when watching ..... (70-100%), so that may have something to do with it but I'm here because I really don't know.
I started having this problem when I switched from the proprietary fglrx driver to the ati driver. I switched because my laptop was always freezing halfway through a movie using vlc/mplayer. The ati fixed this but gave me my current problem. I do not want to go back to fglrx.
Here's what I've done so far to try to fix it without success:
-tried using noapci boot option -tried using a different router -tried using wicd
When I lose the connection I still have a strong signal. My lshw and iwconfig outputs are the same as before I lose my connection. However, I cannot ping my router when I lose the connection. I have to reboot to reconnect.
I just bought a 1Tb hdd and reformatted to FAT32 it is connected via eSATA to SATA cable.At first I transfered music that initially was getting speeds over 100mb/s (according to nautilus) after about a minute it started to dwindle. Now most files will range somewhere between 8-20mb/s although I've only seen a couple go beyond.i edited hdparm.conf to enable DMAHere is the output of hdparm -Tt for both internal(sda) and external(sdb) hardrives.
Code: /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 14872 MB in 2.00 seconds = 7444.68 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 372 MB in 3.00 seconds = 123.91 MB/sec[code]....
What is the issue this output leads me to believe that I should be getting the same speed I once got.I'm running Intel Core 2 duo at 3.00, ASUS P5Q (enabled AHCI) and 4gb ram 12gb linux swap. Also Karmic 9.10
I am running Karmic AMD64 on a homebrew desktop PC, but I also previously had this trouble on 32 bit with different hardware and on Ubuntu 9.04 and 8.10. The router is now an ADSL+ Thomson TG585n supplied by O2 and badged O2 Wireless box III. The PC has a direct ethernet connection. The router was replaced by O2 when the problem first appeared, as the Wireless box II was suspect. However, I still have the problem and it is getting more frequent.
The symptoms are these: I generally shut down the PC each night, and only fire it up again when needed, which is usually the following evening, but it remains on for most of the day at the weekend. Very often when started, I find I have no connectivity to the internet, and cannot retrieve my emails. Strangely though, the Skype connection is still present and works, although not every time. My wife's laptop is connected over the wireless link - and that STILL WORKS! Sometimes I can connect to the router interface, but sometimes I can't. I've never lost the connection while the PC is running.
I have tried everything I can find in the router (when I can connect) and also in the Systemreferences:Network Connections and also in System:Administration:Network Tools, but can't find anything that helps. A re-boot of the PC doesn't help. A re-boot of the router doesn't help. A hard reset of the router on it's own doesn't help. The only solution to restore the connection is a hard reset of the router (using the recessed reset switch in the back) followed by a re-boot of the PC.
Since the Skype service remains working, and the lights on the router remain normal and wireless service doesn't fail, I think this has to be a DNS server problem. In the previous release, Jaunty, I changed the DNS service to OpenDNS within Ubuntu, overriding the router's settings. That seemed to help a great deal, although there was still the occasional outage which might have been another cause. I can't find anything in the GUI interface in Karmic that will let me do this, and I can't now remember how I did that in Jaunty.
I did a clean install of 10.10 just under a week ago and something is really wrong with my wired connection. I keep loosing all connectivity and have to connect again from the panel app. After that, every thing works again for about 30 to 60 seconds and the the connection goes again. No lost connection notification pop up or anything like that, but i cannot browse the web or download upgrades while the connection is gone.
Then the really weird part. Sometimes my connection works just fine. On some boots everything is fine for a long time (hours?) but then the problem comes back. My network card is an Intel 82567LF-2 and it uses the e1000e kernel module. I dual boot to Windows Server 2008 R2 and there I have full connectivity all the time.
Is there a way by which i can improve my Internet speed. I have a 100Mbps connection but the download speed is only 100kbps. I know that my ISP has limited by connection speed, but i am curious to try as to how i can get the maximum speed.
Since I installed Ubuntu I've had this problem that makes me loose connection to the Internet. The wireless-icon on the panel starts loading, and after like 5 minutes, it works again.I had this problem when I had Mint 11, but it happened more often.Anyone know how to fix? Edit:Network: Card-1 Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver ath9k Card-2 Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver sky2
I have a very strange problem with my Linux Router/Firewall machine where i keep losing my connection on the ethernet card.
I have installed a Debian 4 distro on a PC with 2 nics to create a router/firewall machine. On nic-1 i have connected the ADSL modem and on nic-2 a laptop for testing.
What i want is to build a DMZ with public IP addresses assigned to the servers in DMZ.
We have a total of 16 Public IP's assigned to the ADSL modem from our ISP configured in routering mode. Unfortunately our new ISP does not support Bridge mode, otherwise i would not have this problem. (we had modem in bridge mode working fine with our old ISP, but they have stopped so we were forced to switch to another ISP. eth1 and eth2 both have public IP addresses from the modem set hardcoded in the /etc/network/interfaces on Linux pc and on my testlaptop in the DMZ (server-1) i have set another public IP (they all fall in the same network range) I have enabled IP forwarding on Linux router/firewall and for testing the firewall is set to allow all traffic.
When i try to ping the testlaptop in my DMZ from a remote machine outside in our datacenter i get no reply.
However when i run the following command: ip addr add xx.xx.xx.xx dev eth1 to assign the public IP i have chosen for the laptop to the inner nic (eth2) and then try to ping the testlaptop again from the remote machine it still does not reply ... but (and here is the most bizar thing)...
When i then run the following command: ip addr del xx.xx.xx.xx dev eth1 (where xx.xx.xx.xx is the ip of the testlaptop) and try to ping again from the remote machine then it seems to be working fine ... however only for a short time because then connection is lost somehow.
Sorry if this has already been solved;answered anywhere else - I tried looking it up but to no avail. The problem persists & the hints I found around the forum did not provide a solution to the case, neither other net solutions i looked up I run Winblows at the lab and sometimes take my Ubuntu PC with me. There is an open Wireless network where they set MAC permission, and there's no pwd to access. It so should be fairly easy to change m MAC and access it, right! No. I run ifconfig and macchange, successfully change my MAC addr BUT the connection drops! Then if I change it back (MAC to my original address) it goes back online. And yes, I shut down the service -- "ifconfig wlan0 down" and then up..WHAT ON EARTH am I doing wrong??? No webpages touch this 'trouble-frigging-shooting instance!
I'm experiencing slow speed transfer between two wireless connected laptops running ubuntu 9.10. Using SSH to tranfer files between these two laptops, which connect to the internet via a wirelesss router, with good speed. This is why I'm surprised by this low speed : 52.3 KB/s, averaging 3 hours and 31 minutes for a 700 Mb movie. Is there any way to make this faster ?
I'm setting up a computer with xUbuntu installed and wan't to run it as a PPtP VPN server.
I'm using a mobile broadband for internet connection, with DynDNS wich updates the host with public IP-address.
I've managed to set up the connections and installed the needed packages. The problem appears when I connect to the VPN server through another computer;
When I get connected to the VPN server the remote computer recieves an IP-address from the server (xUbuntu) wich is great! But the server changes prefered network, from the mobile broadband to the wired network wich results in the remote computer losing it's connection to the server.
I have connected two computers with each other both having fc installed. Now, when I tried to transfer a file from one computer to another using scp command, sometimes the file transfers very slowly and sometimes very fast. I wana know that why it sometimes transfers slowly. By slow I mean much slower than a file downloaded from a dsl.