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    Unhappy Ultra slow download speeds in Linux Mint


    I had windows 7 and wanted dual boot windows and Linux Mint but ended up with just Mint.
    I am using firefox Web Brouser ( beginning to think it is the culprit ). I am on a cable hookup with a hardwire connection from Modem to a Netgear WGR614 V9, then a hardwire to my computer ---the grandkids are in another room wireless and enjoying 6.9 mbps download speeds while I struggle with .06 kbps
    I am 79 yrs old struggling to learn the basics of Linux and waiting 10 minutes on a page to load. That makes learning a real pain
    I would appreciate any help I can get on this
    thank you
    Last edited by ancient11; 06-17-2012 at 07:17 PM. Reason: mispelled

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    It could be as simple as the grandkids hogging all the bandwidth, so kick 'em off and see if that sorts it out. If it doesn't the next culprit to check out is IPV6 as some network hardware doesn't handle it very well.

    Right click on the Network Manager Icon
    Click Edit Connections
    Select your network connection and click edit
    Select IPV6 settings
    Change the method to Ignore
    Click save. You will need your password.

    Then in Firefox, open a new tab and type about:config
    In the search box type IPv6, you should see one item called network.dns.disableIPv6
    Double click it to set the value to true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient11 View Post
    I had windows 7 and wanted dual boot windows and Linux Mint but ended up with just Mint.
    open a terminal and post the output of
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    so we can check if Windows is gone or just not showing up on the boot menu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    open a terminal and post the output of
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    so we can check if Windows is gone or just not showing up on the boot menu
    Usage:
    fdisk [options] <disk> change partition table
    fdisk [options] -l <disk> list partition table(s)
    fdisk -s <partition> give partition size(s) in blocks

    Options:
    -b <size> sector size (512, 1024, 2048 or 4096)
    -c[=<mode>] compatible mode: 'dos' or 'nondos' (default)
    -h print this help text
    -u[=<unit>] display units: 'cylinders' or 'sectors' (default)
    -v print program version
    -C <number> specify the number of cylinders
    -H <number> specify the number of heads
    -S <number> specify the number of sectors per track
    I really appreciate the help
    thanks

    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000e2d3a

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 1936826367 968412160 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1936828414 1953523711 8347649 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 1936828416 1953523711 8347648 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00093901

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    Last edited by ancient11; 06-17-2012 at 09:25 PM. Reason: made mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    It could be as simple as the grandkids hogging all the bandwidth, so kick 'em off and see if that sorts it out. If it doesn't the next culprit to check out is IPV6 as some network hardware doesn't handle it very well.

    Right click on the Network Manager Icon
    Click Edit Connections
    Select your network connection and click edit
    Select IPV6 settings
    Change the method to Ignore
    Click save. You will need your password.

    Then in Firefox, open a new tab and type about:config
    In the search box type IPv6, you should see one item called network.dns.disableIPv6
    Double click it to set the value to true.
    I got Network servers and Network Connections and when I right click on them I get " Open, Cut, Copy, Make Link, Resize, Make copy and a few more but no Edit connections.
    thanks so much for trying

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient11 View Post
    I got Network servers and Network Connections and when I right click on them I get " Open, Cut, Copy, Make Link, Resize, Make copy and a few more but no Edit connections.
    thanks so much for trying
    If you select Open, are you presented with more options?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    If you select Open, are you presented with more options?
    Jay
    I finally got there and just did a sped test and got 6.4mbps down and 1.mbps up- wow what a change. You really made a difference.
    thank you sooooo much
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient11 View Post
    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000e2d3a

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 1936826367 968412160 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1936828414 1953523711 8347649 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 1936828416 1953523711 8347648 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00093901

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    sda does not contain a windows partition ... can you post the information for sdb

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