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This is not fair at all.

Why is the download speed (both wired and wireless) in Ubuntu 11.10 slower than Vista or 7?

I've tried all the methods known to get the same speed or at least close the gab to Windows... but none worked.

I tried ~

  • Played with the MTU > no success, same speed
  • Watch dropped packets / errors > none arised
  • Reduced the txqueuelen > nothing happened
  • Installed the latest Wireless drivers > nothing at all
  • Opened all ports / closed firewall in both Router and OS > No speed performance enhancement
  • Stopped using wifi N > nothing changed

I'm still having 1 - 2 Mbs / sec less than Windows while using Ubuntu 11.10 down to 10.04

Now, I'm open to try anything! just hit me, I'll give it a try.

It's really annoying to lose in that ground to Windows... I'm expecting the best performance from my Ubuntu! So, give me a solution please.

My setup

Sony VAIO ~ sudo lspci -nn

Sony VAIO ~ sudo lsusb

Sony VAIO ~ /var/log/udev

Sony VAIO ~ /var/log/dmesg

Sony VAIO ~ sudo lshw -class network

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Update the kernel. –  Uri Herrera Feb 16 '12 at 17:27
Have the lastest ~ 3.0.0-16-generic –  Adame Doe Feb 16 '12 at 17:37
What are you using as a test? –  cprofitt Feb 16 '12 at 18:50
@cproffit speedtest.net –  Adame Doe Feb 16 '12 at 20:32
@fossfreedom I've added all more specs / debug of my system. Thanks for the advice. –  Adame Doe Feb 16 '12 at 20:33

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