Ubuntu :: Slow Download Speed - Establishing A Connection With The Tracker ?
Feb 11, 2010
I am currently using Ktorrent on Ubuntu9.10, the torrents either have a slow download speed or have trouble establishing a connection with the tracker. I have no such problems when I was using utorrent on Win XP.
Basically the problem is a slow download speed over my wireless connection that does not occur in Windows Vista. The reason I'm so annoyed is that the speed is not constantly slow. It bursts at around 600kb/s (good for my internet connection). The problem is that while trying to download a file it bursts for about a second,then total throughput decreases to +/- 1kb/s for a few seconds, then another burst and so on. Note the file I'm downloading is a http:// download, not p2p or anything. I've attached a screenshot of the System Monitor. Screenshot-System Monitor.png Some additional info. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with all available updates installed. The browser in use is Google Chrome.
Using 10.04 my download speed is so slow, with Opera browser(tried FF too)using places like rapidshare, I get 70/80 kbs , but on windows machine on same connection/line, i get 500/700 using same link,Did i miss something? Is this a firewall problem? or is it just me?
I have just installed ubuntu 10.10 and i have noticed that my download speed is quite slow. i have an excellent connection to the internet and i didn't have any speed problems when i used windows vista. (i'm using a friend's windows 7 os right now and everything is fine.) how do i modify the download/bandwidth feature that is naturally a part of the ubuntu package so that it's not a problem anymore? the most i think i saw it download packages and files was 37 kb/s.
Basically, the kind of downloads i'm doing are for installing new packages to ubuntu, and that took ages. i even tried to download ubuntu 10.04 from ubuntu.com and it would have taken almost 3 hours to complete!
I am using debian(lenny) on a pc coexisting with windows. I use grub to decide which o/s to boot.
I picked debian, logged in as a regular user. I selected "Administration" under the "System" tab and then selected "Update Manager". I had to provide the root password.
I was asked to insert Binary DVD-1 and was told to use smart update. I did at which time 16 files begun downloading at between 4400 B/s and 4800 B/s from the Security server. It looks like it is downloading a new linux image.
Ran the update manager, system was pretty much up to date, only a few files to download. Was it ever SLOW. Most of the time I can download from other sites about 650 kB/s. The update was around 10 kB/s and slower sometimes. What is wrong? Just a lot of people updating at the same time?
So i am very new to linux based OS. Just started getting used to the terminal. but my problem is i am trying to install a game on steam and it is downloading very slow. i am used to getting close to 700 kb/s on windows 7 but on ubuntu 11.04 i am only getting 170-180 max. now i have searched all over and tried to fix it on my own but i just cant figure it out and am getting very frustrated. so if anybody has an idea as to how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated. (have looked through the forum by the way but as i said im new to linux and im not actually sure if im looking at the right things) but im using a wired connection. it says im connected to something called auto etho. and there is something called a loopback connection or something like that.
I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Dell Latitude D830 laptop using the Wubi installer. Everything seems to be working fine except for my wireless connection. When I plug in my wired connection and test on speedtest.net I get download speeds of 20MB/second. However, when I switch to my wireless connection, I barely break 1MB/second. I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG wireless adapter. I have scoured this forum, Google, everywhere I can think of to find a solution and none seem to work for me. I love Ubuntu but this might be a deal breaker...
So I switch between Ubuntu and Windows alot, because some games I can only get to run smoothly in the windows environment. Anyways, one thing I have been noticing ever since I got Ubuntu but never really questioned, was about my download speeds. When downloading a torrent in Windows, I topped out out about 2.0 mb/s. Where as in my Ubuntu install, running the same torrent program (utorrent) and downloading the same file, I was getting 3.0 mb/s. I was wondering, what is it about Ubuntu that is utilizing my internet connection better? Only a hand ful of times have I ever reached 3.0 in my windows install (such as right now while I am downloading a game through steam).
I need a program that will limit download speed per connection. So that each download is limited to 100kbit/s for e,g. I tried trickled, it only limits whole application (and doesn't work with firefox). Also tried pyshaper, doesn't work. Is there such software?
I have a pretty decent DSL connection that usually gave me about 105KB/second download speed over wifi. The "official" download speed was 1.5 megabits so I should have been getting a bit more, but that's not my question.
I recently switched to Mint from Ubuntu. Now my download speed is significantly slower, to the tune of 45 KB/second. Since the connection runs at normal speed when I connect via an ethernet cable, my guess is that mint doesn't give enough power to the wifi card. Is there any way I can fix that?
I have a problem with establishing a VPN connection, it's driving me nuts already. No matter what I try, which packages I (re)install, or how many configuration settings i change.. the result is always the same (see syslog at the end of this post). On the same machine, but on a different harddrive, I have installed Windows 7. The VPN connection works without any problems on this system.
I played already with KNetworkManager, NetworkManagerm, KVpn and so on. Further I re-installed each VPN- and network packages multiple times (eg KNetworkManager, NetworkManager, network-manager-pptp, pptp-linux). Further I tested almost every possible VPN configuration (PAP,CHAP,MSCHAP(v2),EAP,MPPE, stateful encryption, no password, BSD compression)... My syslog is as follow:
What's the best way to establish a VNC connection to a computer located behind a firewall/router, to which you don't have access? I have a home Linux computer on a Comcast connection, which explicitly blocks incoming requests, so I can't hit the IP directly, but I'd like to remote into it from an arbitrary Internet connection. How would I work around this?
I've witnessed some commercial products, such as one employed by Dell tech support, which appears to use a public web server, which you visit from the target computer in order to "expose" it to an incoming VNC connection. Is there anything similar that's free/cheap for personal use?
I have set up a dialup connection using my nokia N70 mobile.. The connection i think, is ok. but when i took a browser-epiphany or mozilla, i cannot open a webpage.. the browser tries to connect but times out.. It seems to be a problem in some settings(firewall, proxy or something) in debian, because im using the same phone to connect in windows XP.. I dont know how and where to check for the settings. code...
One of the (many many) problems that I had with Ubuntu 10.4 was that I wasn't able to connect using a wired. It really came to me as a huge surprise, because that's a problem that I have never encountered. I had dealings with wireless-issues in the past. But never a wired connection failed. The thing is that we (in the dormitory where I live) had a network problem recently. A hardware piece got fried and we weren't able to replace it for about 3 weeks (go figure :X ). But in the past 3 days or so we're back online. The thing is - none of my neighbours (all of them are using Windows) has network issues now. Usually it was on the contrary - I was the one who had beautiful connection while they had to deal with a load of d@ng. That said - I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10. The problem got resolved and I was as happy as a chick during her first wedding night with Don Goivanni in her bed. BUT after I updated (note - update and NOT upgrade) my system, I was suddenly unable to use the wired connection. The strange thing is that the NM says that I am connected AND I even get some short bursts of network traffic (last for 2-3 seconds) but usually not enough to load even a simple web page. Ping always returns 100% loss no matter how long the package burst lasts. I have slept this night for about 3 hours looking for a solution. None has been found so far. I don't have WAPs at home so wired connection is the only way for me to use this modern thing called internet.
I've got my netbook set up so that I can run a SOCKS proxy via my desktop machine. This works fine at home, but I'm wondering what happens at an internet cafe with public wifi.
Specifically, the connection needs initially to be set up with an ordinary direct internet connection so that I can log in to the cafe's router. I'm concerned that when I then set the network proxy to SOCKS host, the router will cease to recognise me and will disconnect me. This particular detail doesn't seem to have been covered in any instructions that I've seen (maybe I haven't looked hard enough).
I have ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso loaded in Transmission, which starts every time I boot up. Today, I booted up and got these weird error messages from Transmission with the ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso file. The message is: Tracker gave an error "Requested download is not authorized for use with this tracker." - Idle.
I thought that maybe something was wrong with Transmission, so I paused the torrent and then removed it. I then reloaded it and pointed Transmission at the download directory. Transmission verified the downloaded data and then spat out the same error message at me - "Requested download is not authorized for use with this tracker."
I then removed the torrent from Transmission, exited from Transmission cleanly, restarted Transmission, reloaded the torrent file, pointed it at the current download location, it verified the file was completely downloaded, and then got the same error message. I have a firewall running, and it has ports 51413 and ports 6881-6999 open for both TCP and UDP connections. These are the same settings that I had yesterday, and there was no error message spat out by Transmission yesterday.
I am having difficulties in establishing a vpn connection using vpnc (or NetworkManaager-vpnc).
As long as the openswan IPsec daemon is running, vpnc-helper quits with the error message
Failed to bind to 0.0.0.0:500: Address already in use [user@computer ...]# vpnc-helper --local--port 0
If I use NetworkManager-vpnc, then establishing the connection simply fails. Using the --local-port 0 option does not change anything.
If I stop the ipsec service (service ipsec stop) then establishing the connectiong works, both with NetworkManager-vpnc and the console tool, but apparently the network traffic is not routed via the VPN - in my case this means that I cannot access hosts within the vpn and stuff.
Funny thing is - on my notebook from where I connect via WLAN, everything works fine. With Fedora 13 everything works fine, too.
Does anybody have an idea how to enforce that the vpn connection is actually used?
I am at a university where my bandwidth is severely capped. I can start several other computers near me and download at the limited speed simultaneously. Is there any way for me to share the download between the computers to get the cumulative speed?
I just recently installed RT Tracker 3.8.8 on a Centos 5 VM install. I've been running 3.6.6 for more than a year now with no issues. But I'm having some serious slowness issues with 3.8.8. When I start the httpd service at least one of the processors go straight to 100%. It also tends to do this when you browse to it for the first time. I've been trying to figure out the problem, but I can't get a grip on this one. This error pop's up in the /var/log/messages log:
Jun 22 11:03:56 helpdesk RT: Apache2::RequestIO::rflush: (103) Software caused connection abort at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/ApacheHandler.pm line 1020 (/opt/rt3/bin/webmux.pl:79)
I downloaded ubuntu 10.10 recently from ubuntu.com, I used the bittorrent files. Now I am trying to upload a torrent of each version to thepiratebay.org to help sharing this great software. First, I am allowed to do this right? The problem is that I am trying to use ubuntus trackers, but I am getting the message: "Requested download is not authorized for use with this tracker" in utorrent when I am trying to seed. Maybe I am doing this wrong?
I have good experience in microsoft enviroment, now tiring to use linux, i tried Ubuntu 9.10, OpenSuse on different computers bur there is same big problem: Very slow download speed compared to microsoft.same file at same time downloaded by microsoft winxp toke incomparable short time. for example file 5.5MB attached to e-mail on Yahoo toke ~1minute to download on winxp computer,same file at same computer but with Ubuntu takes more thane 30minutes!
I have a problem with Transmission. After using it for over six months without a single problem, it suddenly stopped downloading. In the torrents that do no get downloaded, I get an error message Tracker responded: Unknown error (0) in the info window, tracker tab. But there are torrents with the same tracker that don'thave a problem and get downloaded fineThe logs don't give a clue about whats wrong either.I tried downloading those torrents with Vuze and I had the same problem. What could be wrong?
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 from a USB key (16GB). Overall I'm pretty fine with it but there are a few problems I am having. It seems to be very slow. In particular, Firefox and Pidgin freeze every now and then, before becoming active again. The same thing also happens for other applications such as Rhythmbox, Gedit, and the terminal. Additionally my start up and shut down times are horrible (worse than when I use Vista and Ubuntu 8.04). I was wondering if there is something with my install or if this is all due to the fact that I am running from a USB. I don't think it's the USB since I ran 8.04 from a USB HDD (55GB) and didn't have any problems with speed.