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

Ali Linx (amjjawad) amjjawad at gmail.com
Sat Aug 3 11:34:29 UTC 2013

On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 4:07 AM, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:

>  On 8/2/2013 8:05 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> 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.
> --John
> Sorry, I see that this possibility was already covered in a reply post.....

Never mind :)

I know the first impression is: are you sure it is Mbps not MBps? :D
It is confusing, I know.

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