Download speeds - wireless, using 02 broadband and karmic koala
I am running Karmic Koala on a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop, and using 02 broadband on which I am supposed to get 7/8 mbps download speed.
I called O2 this morning as I am rarely getting anywhere near this on my laptop, and on testing a download from the 02 site just now (as instructed by the O2 call handler) I was getting just 100 kbps as opposed to what I should be getting, somewhere nearer 700 kbps.
It's strange,because when I use my windows vista PC, with a netgear wireless adapter (I haven't managed to go full Linux household just yet!) I am getting 4/500 kbps, on a wireless connection. When I connect my laptop to the router with the ethernet cable I am getting 700+ kbps download speed, and when I disconnect it drops immediately to 90/100 kbps....
I am a linux newbie, and only been using for about 4 weeks now. I have no idea how to access hardware details on my Vostro system so I wouldn't even be able to tell you what wireless adaptor I am using!
The 02 tech guy advised me to upgrade the driver on my wireless adaptor as he suspected that could be the issue.... but how on EARTH do I do that??!!
If anyone else also has any other suggestions please do advise...
I am determined NOT to go back to windows, and otherwise VERY happy with my Ubuntu KK system, but when I reach problems like this I am stumped. I knew my way round windows quite well, and this would not have caused me any problems, but that was after ten years of using it.....
Yours gratefully, Pete