Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2012
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Newb Internet very slow on Ubuntu 12.04

hello there first time poster :-)
On my box I was previously using Fedora 17 but for other reasons I decided to switch to ubuntu 12.04 I am really liking it so far but for some reason my download speed is sub par at best. On fedora I was getting anywhere from 1.5 to 3 mbs a sec, which for me I was loving.

Now on ubuntu it seems like im getting capped out at 500kb ..ive read other forum posts and have disabled ip6 through network manager but still no improvements.

does anyone have any suggestions? thanks in advance!
Old 10-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Eastern PA, USA
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Posts: 1,799

Rep: Reputation: 157Reputation: 157
If it's straight Ubuntu 12.04 (vs. Kubuntu, Lubuntu or Xubuntu), try disabling the Ubuntu One and deja-dup services (unless you really want those). Of course, that might disable Ubuntu's software market (I don't know, I don't use that), but you can install synaptic, which is arguably a better package manager. I have heard people complaining about Ubuntu One hogging bandwidth somewhat severely.


Another thing to try is disabling IPv6 support (if you're not using that) .

If neither one is it, let us know.

Last edited by JaseP; 10-19-2012 at 10:19 AM.
Old 10-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2012
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
hey thanks for the reply,

the following didnt work its still capping out at 500kb ...could it be a driver issue?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ubuntu internet very slow after update PatrickNew Linux - Networking 2 12-29-2009 07:56 PM
Ubuntu 9.10 painfully slow internet mnl2005 Linux - Newbie 7 11-08-2009 12:12 PM
Ubuntu 9.10, internet slow TigerLinux Ubuntu 1 11-07-2009 01:08 AM
Ubuntu 8.10 - Internet really really slow Boffy Linux - Wireless Networking 21 05-05-2009 07:02 AM
Slow internet after upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 balls Linux - Networking 7 07-19-2008 09:22 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration