network connection

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Wed Aug 8 11:28:19 UTC 2007

Darryl Tidd wrote:
> I am having trouble with my network connection.  I am on a network at 
> work, and when I am downloading files, the network activity spikes and 
> then drops off.  The download then times out.  If downloading multiple 
> files, it will do this throughout the entire time.  Sometimes, it works 
> like it should and downloads from beginning to end, but most times it 
> spikes up and drops off.
> Any help or suggestions would be appreciated
> Darryl Tidd

Are there other machines on your network? Do they also experience this

Maybe your cable to the network (I am assuming that you are on a cabled
network) is defective or your network board is faulty.

Do you experience similar things when working locally, i.e. not via the
Internet but ex. downloading something to an internal server?

Do you happen to have dual boot and can compare how windows or another
Linux works on the same machine?

kind regards

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list