Ubuntu :: Very Slow Download Speeds

Jun 29, 2010

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and my internet works fine except for my download speeds. In Windows, downloading the same file, it downloads at around 200kb/s but in Ubuntu, it hovers around 20kb/s and never tops 50kb/s. Any idea how I can fix this because I really don't want to go back to Windows but I may have to.

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Hey guys, I got a new laptop, so I installed ubuntu 11 on my old laptop. And I have noticed the download speeds have been extremely slow.I have only been getting speeds around 20-60 kbs/sec before I installed ubuntu when it was running windows 7, I was getting around 100-300 kbs/sec. I know its not my internet, because my new laptop runnings windows 7 gets about 250-300.Any suggestions? Its not just in chrome or firefox, its especially slow when downloading packages.

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Whenever a client tries to download a file from my server via ftp, SAMBA, Teamspeak 3 File Transfer, etc., they report very slow download speeds, around 3-6 kb/s. If I try a ftp file transfer locally, the upload speeds are normal, but I still experience slow download speeds.

My server is connected to a router, which connects to the internet. All other machines connected to that router can upload and download files at normal speeds. It seems to be a server problem, I just don't know where to start.

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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:

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I have read many threads but cannot find a solution on this code...

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This is really slow, since the worst (2.0TB) can do a minimum of 30 READ

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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.

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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
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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.

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May 24, 2010

My wireless network is giving me a fit. Slow transfer speeds and then I lose connection and have to reboot.

greg@greg-computer:~$ /sbin/ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:92 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:92 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:10214 (10.2 KB) TX bytes:10214 (10.2 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:b6:5a:9c:a5
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::216:b6ff:fe5a:9ca5/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:13085 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9600 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:15268450 (15.2 MB) TX bytes:2704035 (2.7 MB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-16-B6-5A-9C-A5-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP RUNNING MTU:0 Metric:1
RX packets: 0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets: 0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes: 0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

greg@greg-computer:~$ netstat -rn
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 wlan0
greg@greg-computer:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# Generated by NetworkManager
nameserver 192.168.1.1
greg@greg-computer:~$

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I can connect to my network and browse we pages just fine. However, when I download a file the speed starts high, drops down to around 50kbps and then works its way back up to around 1.3 mbps before dropping right back down. I tested a file on megaupload and it seems to bounce between 50kbps and 1.5mbps nonstop.

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