Wireless connection very slow in Ubuntu.

Asked by Ahmed Aboul Ela on 2010-10-16

Wireless connection is very slow in ubunto download speed 2kb/s
While in windows 7 (dual boot) is over 100kb/s without changing anything (same laptop position, same wireless network, everything is the same.

Why is this happening ?

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The OS is called UBUNTU 9pronounced OO-BOON-TOO), Not Ubunto:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(operating_system)

Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C network

Windows has different support so speed may vary but 2kb/s is pretty poor.

Ahmed Aboul Ela (abol3ela) said : #2

I go this

 *-network [D
       description: Wireless interface
       product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
       vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 01
       serial: 78:dd:08:d0:a1:06
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=2.6.35-22-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.3 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
       resources: irq:16 memory:f4a00000-f4a0ffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8059 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 11
       serial: 54:42:49:0b:b5:38
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.28 firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:45 memory:f2220000-f2223fff ioport:a000(size=256) memory:f2200000-f221ffff

Ahmed Aboul Ela (abol3ela) said : #4

Thanks for the link But I still can't find an Answer... What should i do ?

Ahmed Aboul Ela (abol3ela) said : #5

I installed the compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2. Though my internet speed returned to normal I frequently get crashes with blank screen ( cannot type anything on it).

This happened after i installed the driver.

Can you help with this problem?

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