Sorry if this question has already been addressed, but I'm not good at all with computer-speak, so all I can think to do is write out my problem in my own terms in hopes a more comprehensible (to me) answer becomes available.
Anyhow, I updated to Lubuntu 14 with a fresh install, and while it generally works okay, I'm unsure whether I want to keep it.
My qualm in question is that the internet connection works funny.
For the most part, it lets my laptop connect to various wi-fi points, but there seems to be a "time limit" before it begins acting up. After twenty or so minutes, the internet connection will slow down dramatically, and oftentimes I'll even get booted off and totally unable to get back on, and if I do get back on, it's at very slow speed.
At first, I didn't want to deal with the frustration, so I thought to try out Lubuntu 13 Raring Ringtail, but, as you could guess, the download -- given the file size -- rockets along for a while before it slooows down to an eventual halt, never finishing. I thought to download Raring Ringtail from a library computer, but the connection speed is way too slow; it would take almost the entire allotted session.
Now, what could I do to address this?
Now that I think of it, I recall I had this same exact problem when I began experimenting with Puppy Linux, and it was the internet frustration there that resulted in me flocking to Lubuntu in the first place.