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Old 06-15-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy Why is Linux so slow over CenturyLink?

My Linux boxes (Sony TV, Fedora14, etc) are SLOW while accessing the internet. I ran Here are the results:

OS/Browser Down (Mbps) Up (Mbps)
Win7/IE9 16.49 0.75
Fed14/FF5 0.85 0.01
Android/Dolphin 7.5 0.802

My ISP is CenturyLink. The DSL modem is PK5000Z.

Can anyone tell me what is going on? CenturyLink has been no help.
Old 06-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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Some network configuration setting could be wrong. Could you try the speed test while running on a bootable LiveCD ?
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Tried live Fedora 14 CD - same problem. Tried live Fedora 17 CD - problem is gone. I guess it's time to upgrade.


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