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Old 01-21-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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My wireless internet speed is not stable with linux

I am a Linux newbie using fc11 and wireless broadband from 3G for my personal laptop. Sometimes my download speed is up to 100+ kB/s (due to my observation from using yum command) and also there is time its only 5.6 kB/s. Its really slow.
At first, I disabled automatic update so that it can work faster. It does work faster for a while and then the speed drops to around 11 or 12 kB/s. Its really not stable

I tried to google for several days to see if there is anything helping me in this matter but no such luck.

Any suggestion would greatly appreciated.

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Have you ruled out that the 3g connection as such is flakey?
Old 01-22-2010, 03:29 AM   #3
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But anyway, when I disconnected the USB wireless broadband and plugged it back in, the speed seems to be ok. And it just lasted for only 1 hour and dropped the speed down to 11kB/s. Then I decided to chuck that wireless broadband and get another one to see if that wireless broadband is hardware faulty. Moreover, that wireless broadband of mine has been in use for 3 years so I think its time to replace it. And the new one works perfectly

Anyway, thanks for your time guys


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