[Internet Speed Problem] My System is using 1Mbps ONLY out of 8Mbps

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sat Aug 3 00:05:28 UTC 2013

On 8/2/2013 6:32 PM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> Hi,
> I have this problem for months but I decided NOT to deal with it as a 
> high priority and sometimes to ignore it. Now, I can't ignore it 
> anymore. I'd like to understand and know what is going on??!!
>   * My Internet Connection is 8Mbps
>   * I'm using this machine: P4 with 512MB RAM and USB Network Adapter
>     (N) and Lubuntu 13.10 (latest update) is installed
>   * I have N Router
>   * *-network
>            description: Wireless interface
>            physical id: 1
>            bus info: usb at 1:1
>            logical name: wlan0
>            serial: 00:1f:1f:a8:e5:21
>            capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
>            configuration: broadcast=yes *driver=rt2800usb*
>     driverversion=3.10.0-6-generic firmware=0.29 ip= link=yes
>     multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
>   * http://www.speedtest.net/ is showing that I have more than 8Mbps
>     (9.31Mbps) for download and 1.06Mbps for upload
>   * NO matter what website I use, even when I use LXTerminal to update
>     my system, my machine/system is refusing to use more than 1Mbps
>     (125KB/Sec) of Connection Speed while I have total of 8Mbps
>   * Needless to say, everything is FINE with other machines. I'm using
>     two machines right now, the one with the problem explained above
>     and the other one is Core i5 first generation with 4GB RAM
>     connected to the very same router which the P4 machine is
>     connected to.
> What is going on?
> Thank you!
> amjjawad

Could it be that this is working properly and you're simply looking at 
different reporting standards -- megabits/second vs. megabytes/second?  
That would be the easiest explanation for an 8x difference.


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