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ok im relatively new to ubuntu and i realised that although before when i had windows7 my relative download speed was around 5.0 MB/s ( i have a 50MB virgin connection)now with ubuntu 10.10 im limited to only 2.8MB/s or somewhere around there.
First i tested my wireless speed on another laptop (with windows 7) on the same network and the speed was as i said around 5.0MB/s sometimes even more. So i thought it was only chrome that i was using at that point.However, this download speed limitation appears in jdownloader as well as in firefox and i guess the whole system.
SO im wondering if there is any way to set up the speed limit on the system and if there is, how should do i go ahead with this change,through the terminal or through preferences?
I tried the sudo vim command, but i get this sudo: vim: command not found
Originally Posted by repo
How do you measure the speed?
Try to disable ipv6
I disabled the ipv6 and then i got a little bit higher speedtest form 22 up to 24 something. SO after disabling ipv6 i tried the speedtest
and then a minute later tried a speedtest on the windows 7 laptop and went up to 39MB/s.
so what else do you think may be affecting the internet speed?
Could it be the router (D-link 615) not being correctly set-up for ubuntu? since my housemate has a macbook pro and it wont connect to the router and in general with any mac, cause D-link hasnt bothered updating its firmware for use with mac OS. so since both OS are unix could it be that ubuntu connects but still has limited connectivity?
i havent tried disabling WEP or WAP, im a bit concerned about the network since there are around 20 more networks available in my area. so disabling the security of the network wouldnt be risky ?
However, logging in to my router (D-link 615) i noticed that the QoS engine was enabled, and i thought this might have been the reason. NO luck in this case since disabling did not change anything to the wireless speed which still is being somehow monitored and halfed.
ok i disabled security on my network (WAP in my case). and with not secure network i still got half the speed. However, i realised that although i disabled the QoS engine in advanced options, there is still WMM (wireless QoS) which is ticked (enabled) and im not able to untick it, its like its permanent, it doesnt let me choose.