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Old 03-14-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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Google CR-48/Ubuntu 11.10/WiFi 802.11n/Incredibly slow speeds


The title says it all. I have a CR-48 that I flashed the BIOS on, and installed Ubuntu. Works great except that my internet speeds are horrible.

I was in my bedroom. I clicked a link in Google. I walked out to the kitchen. Opened the same link on my Windows box and it popped right up. As I type this on my Windows machine, the Ubuntu box still has not pulled the page.

This happens on every page. They either take forever to come up, or I have to stop and reload to get them to come up at all.

Note: I've tried to restart comp and router both.

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Slow internet loading is sometimes caused not only by its internet connection, but also by the memory over-usage.

I know this is a bit off-topic, but why would you even want to install an OS into a Chromium Netbook?

This is my hypothesis, it might be wrong but it might help as well.
To load its Desktop, Ubuntu uses quite a lot of memory. Chromium Netbook has a small spec, which doesn't allow it to have heavy programs running with ease.
You said that everything goes well except for the internet, which I think because the Desktop uses almost all of your memory, leaving the browser with almost none.

Now, let me ask you, have you try another OS beside Ubuntu?
Have you ever check the memory usage of your computer (RAM and Processor)?

Have you try using internet with another computer?
 
Old 03-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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I know this is a bit off-topic, but why would you even want to install an OS into a Chromium Netbook?
I disliked Chrome. I was seriously limited when I didn't have an internet connection.

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This is my hypothesis, it might be wrong but it might help as well.
To load its Desktop, Ubuntu uses quite a lot of memory. Chromium Netbook has a small spec, which doesn't allow it to have heavy programs running with ease.
You said that everything goes well except for the internet, which I think because the Desktop uses almost all of your memory, leaving the browser with almost none.
I didn't realize that Ubuntu was so RAM intensive. The CR-48 has 2GB, though. Ubuntu eats that much?

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Now, let me ask you, have you try another OS beside Ubuntu?
No. I chose Ubuntu for its ease of installation. I am nearly a complete newb. I did try one other... I can't remember which now, but it didn't want to recognize the SSD.

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Have you ever check the memory usage of your computer (RAM and Processor)?
How, please?

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Have you try using internet with another computer?
Yes, my Windows 7 machine on the same wifi network, no problems and I can game on it.
 
Old 03-17-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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I didn't realize that Ubuntu was so RAM intensive. The CR-48 has 2GB, though. Ubuntu eats that much?
Seems enough ram to me. I don't think the new Ubuntu eats that much yet though I don't run it. Whatever the new Ubuntu uses for a Network manager should give connection speeds. I use Wicd and AntiX with Fluxbox with LXpanels with a wireless usb on a 1 gig of ram Desktop.

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@biker:~$ inxi -z -F
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 2.6.38-7.dmz.2-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit) 
           Desktop Fluxbox 1.3.2 Distro: antiX-M11-base-686 Jayaben Desai 25 April 2011
Machine:   System: GATEWAY product: W3507 version: 500
           Mobo: Intel model: D102GGC2 version: AAD70214-201
           Bios: Intel version: GC11020M.15A.2010.2006.0817.0956 date: 08/17/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron D CPU (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3) clocked at 3200.115 MHz 
Graphics:  Card: ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200] X.Org: 1.11.2.901 driver: radeon Resolution: 1024x768@85.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RC410 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 7.11.1
Audio:     Card: ATI IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller driver: HDA Intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.23
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver: 8139too 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter driver: rtl8187 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (9.7% used) 1: /dev/sda ST3120213A 120.0GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 109G used: 11G (11%) fs: ext3 ID: swap-1 size: 2.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.9C mobo: 52.1C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2505 fan-2: 1225 fan-4: 0 
Info:      Processes: 89 Uptime: 10:04 Memory: 252.0/880.0MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.27 
harry@biker:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8189 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1267:c002 Logic3 / SpectraVideo plc Wireless Optical Mouse

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How, please?
Type into terminal

Code:
top
The command

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lspci -knn
Will give your thread some info on what driver and chip messages are happening with your netbook and Ubuntu also.

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Old 03-18-2012, 01:10 AM   #5
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I disliked Chrome. I was seriously limited when I didn't have an internet connection.
Well, Chrome IS designed for nothing but internet connection

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I didn't realize that Ubuntu was so RAM intensive. The CR-48 has 2GB, though. Ubuntu eats that much?
....................
Yes, my Windows 7 machine on the same wifi network, no problems and I can game on it.
It is just my hypothesis, try using another OS beside Ubuntu (you will want to use a more lightweight ones like Puppy Linux or Feather Linux) to prove it right or wrong.
At least we know that the problem lies within the PC and not the internet connection.
 
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