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Old 09-16-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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Wireless Internet Slow Now

In my new laptop I am using windows xp 9 months. I am an opensource enthusiest. 2 weeks ago I installed fedora 9. My wireless was detected automatically and connecting very well. Only the problem I had was connecting to HTTPS sites. No HTTPS site was working. Some time after long hours of try I could open HTTPS pages. All other HTTP sites were working very fast and no different from Windows XP. Even I tried disabling the firewall. No any good result.

I posted several post regarding HTTPS site not working in many forums including this forum. I dint get any proper replies. Eventually I formated the Fedora 9 installation and re-installed it.

Now all site are loading including HTTPS. But the problem is.. all sites are very slow. If I try to install something from YUM.. the speed i can see is less than 10 Kb/s. dead slow. Before it was 60+ Kb/s. I am unable to find out what is happening. I believe in this forum some one will reply cos there are experienced guys in this form.

Thanks in advance.
Old 09-16-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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Yum is not a device to test your speed. try it maybe at
If you can connect to the wifi, that means you are connecting with atleast a speed of 1Mbps. And your maximum seems to be 5112kbps. So it couldnt be your wifi.
As I said, check your speed at other places and not YUM.
Old 09-17-2008, 02:16 AM   #3
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yea. I just told YUM for comparison. Cos when downloading it shows the speed in letters. If you can brows a website, then you know the speed of the site. there is no need of any speed testings. Same website loads in 10 seconds in WXP and in F9 it takes 10 minutes.
Please go through all paragraph, I have explaind the complete situation.
Old 02-05-2009, 05:05 PM   #4
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Smile One solution

There is some solution that involves removing NetworkManager, install Wicd and set manually your rate using iwconfig.

In my next post I will put more detail

Best regards
Old 02-05-2009, 05:07 PM   #5
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Solution (continuation)

Sorry but since Im new to this forum I had to post the first message without links, now there is what I did:

A solution to your problem is to disable or uninstall NetworkManager and instead install Wicd instead you can download it from

for complete installation guide you could check

Also if you run the command iwconfig and you notice that your rate on the wireless card is set to 1M like in this output:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"xxxxx"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.422 GHz Access Point: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

in my case wlan0 is my network card your could be different. You can set it manually running

iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M

to set the rate to 54 Mb/s assuming you are in a 802.11g WLAN

Hope this is of some help


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