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Old 12-09-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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Only getting 5Mb/s in Ubuntu


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My rt2500 network card works fine in Ubuntu live session but according to connection details I'm only getting 5Mb/s. My network card is 802.11G so I should be getting something like 56Mb/s, but how do I do that?

I haven't had to do anything to get it to work and it works fine with WPA, so I don't think there are any major driver problems, but I have heard of the unreliability of these linux drivers.

Please help.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 12:40 AM   #2
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Hey there linuxisgreat.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who had that problem with Ubuntu (before I got rid of my wireless card that is.) I had that same card, with the same problem, but I was only getting 1 MB/s. The only way I ever fixed it was to install NDISWrapper and use the Windows driver (which gave me full speed)...
 
Old 12-10-2008, 06:28 AM   #3
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Its not the problem with Ubuntu. I have seen this problem almost everywhere in India, from cyber cafes running windows to my office, running on Linux. Our LAN cards are capable of 10 MB/sec of speed but I never got more than 2.1 MB of transfer. Same for cyber cafe, you never get more than 80 KB/sec of transfer.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:32 AM   #4
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Hmm...that's really odd...and the 80 KB/s transfer rate is all you get when moving files across the local network too?
 
Old 12-11-2008, 04:02 AM   #5
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As I said, these days, in my office, I get 2.2 MB/sec, when it should be 10.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 06:36 AM   #6
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Hey now I'm now getting 2Mb/s too, that's even slower! This is really strange as I think I get the full 56Mb/s when I use windows with this card.


I can't check right now as windows has stopped working on my machine and I can't do what I need to do to fix it.


I haven't tried moving files across a network, I've just been using the internet with ubuntu.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 07:33 AM   #7
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hopefully duplex settings is set to autoneg and ipv6 if set to off if you are not using it.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 12:30 PM   #8
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Are you using NDISWrapper or the native Linux driver?
 
Old 12-12-2008, 07:53 AM   #9
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Are you using NDISWrapper or the native Linux driver?

As an answer to your question read what I said in my first post above:
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I haven't had to do anything to get it to work and it works fine with WPA, so I don't think there are any major driver problems, but I have heard of the unreliability of these linux drivers.
I didn't have to do anything to get the card to just work, I'm using ubuntu from live cd with the native rt2500usb driver.

Also I tried my network card in windows safe mode with networking and in status it said my network card was getting 56Mb/s.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 11:26 PM   #10
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If it's working in Windows like that, then it's as you said, the unreliability of the Linux driver...I had alot of bad luck with it on mine...so i had to switch to NDISWrapper and use the Windows driver...
 
  


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