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Old 02-08-2004, 12:34 AM   #1
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dont know my connection speed


I just got online with linux and was wondering, how can I see my connection speed? In windows, it was displayed in my taskbar, but I see no way to see in linux, using fedora and mozilla. Is there a command I can type in terminal or something? Normally I would not care, but I seem to be getting a slower speed in linux than I have in windows and that really surprises me Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:41 AM   #2
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get a program called gkrellm it can be congfigured to display how much bandwidth your using, also google for +internet +"speed test" to look for a speed test that you can try from windows and linux and see if theres a difference, the only possible reason that there would be (that i can think of) is that your network drivers could be improper
 
Old 03-11-2011, 02:16 AM   #3
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HI!!!

For the good internet connection and details,
Just visit this site www.ip-details.com/ip-search
It has the best result about internet service provider,location, country and and also provides the IP details at free cost itself.....
 
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:29 AM   #4
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I just got online with linux and was wondering, how can I see my connection speed?
Clearly, you don't seem to mean 'rated connection speed', but you could gets lots of different numbers depending on what exactly you do mean.

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In windows, it was displayed in my taskbar, but I see no way to see in linux, using fedora ..
It would be helpful to know which GUI you are using. In kde, the knemo/wireless traffic monitor is quite good, but there is probably some Gnome option (is that the Gkrellm mentioned earlier, or is the a native gnome as well?), too, which you might prefer if you were using Gnome.

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Normally I would not care, but I seem to be getting a slower speed in linux than I have in windows and that really surprises me
Normally this is caused by a flaw in how networking has been set up. Having ipv6 set up as well as ipv4 is one possibility, another is having a 'bad' nameserver set up as your default. In either of these cases, you'd get a decent maximum rate, but due to the latency a poor average throughput (except on, eg, big downloads).

Does 'dig' show up any delay in getting name look ups? And is the first name resolution slower than subsequent ones?

Another -probably less likely possibility- is that the browser can well be set up differently (different browser, maybe, different cache size) and that can be an influence, as well. But this probably wouldn't cause dramatic differences.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 04:40 AM   #5
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You can test your connection speed in this site http://speedtest.net/
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In windows, it was displayed in my taskbar
What program did you installed for this feature, as I known, Windows has no such tool?
 
Old 03-11-2011, 05:36 AM   #6
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Is the connection slow while surfing or in general?
Try to disable ipv6 in firefox.
Try to use another dns server like google (8.8.8.8)
To see your speed, do a ftp download from a known fast,stable ftp site.
Ideal would be the ftp from your provider.

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