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I use GSM connection to surf Internet. Before I moved to Ubuntu I used windows 7 OS. It gave me good speed with GSM connection (100 KB/s). But now Ubuntu gives me a very slow speed (2-3 KB/s). So it is difficult to use GSM connection. In my country (Sri Lanka) mobile broadband services are very expensive so I cant move to another one. If I use GSM connection they give me free data (AirTel connection). For me that is the main reason to use GSM connection. Please, can anybody help me speed up my Internet?


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The broadband companies specify on which distro their products are tested. For Ubuntu, this is mostly 9.10/10.04/10.10. Compatibility and speed are not yet tested on newer versions. Best you can do is use USB extension cable to get the dongle near to a window to increase signal as there might be some external interference.

In case of any doubts, please contact your regional customer care center for more information.

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Thank you very much. – ThanujJA Nov 10 '12 at 13:24
Any time. I have DOCOMO with similar problem. – VedVals Nov 10 '12 at 15:15

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