Laptop performs really slow when running from wifi

Anthony M. Rasat anton at
Mon Nov 19 03:38:52 UTC 2007

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From: Asif Iqbal <vadud3 at>
Sent: 18.11.'07,  19:07

> Hi All
> I am running ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop. It is a HP Compaq nc 6220. Here
> are some hardware specs
> - 512M (builtin) + 1G memory chip = 1.5 total ram
> - Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz
> - 02:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG
> Network Connection (rev 05)
> In ubuntu 7.06 I had no issue with wifi.
> But I notice my laptop slows down, mouse starts flickering, keyboard
> to screen response very slow. It
> happends *only* when I run my laptop for few hours or so on wifi.
> The only way I fix it is by rebooting the laptop.
> Is there a way to fix this issue
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Since you mentioned running laptop few hours or so made your laptop crawl, I would suspect overheating problem. Linux kernel usually logs such incident in kernel dump message so maybe when your laptop starting to crawl, you need to open a terminal console and type:


And look in last few lines at bottom of that log.


Anthony M. Rasat
IT Department
Kaltim Post Group
Balikpapan - Indonesia.-

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