The internet is so slow as to be unusable. And I'm not being picky. Even after minutes I can't get my Google home page to load. I tried installing a package through apt-get and was getting rates between 0 and a few hundred bytes/s. That's bytes, not kilobytes! Mostly 0 however (no exaggeration, it spends large amounts of time stalled). And I would go to a speed test web site of some kind but I can't since nothing will load.
Briefly put, the laptop I am using was connected to two wireless networks while using Ubuntu 11.04 without any issues before this. It was also connected to a wired network without any issues. It dual boats Windows 7 which has never had any issues, not even with the current wireless network.
Just to be clear, on the current wi-fi network, Windows 7 encounters no issues (speedtest.net puts the network speed at 1mb/s) but my network connection in Ubuntu 11.04 is so slow as to literally be unusable.
I am unfamiliar with the router except for the fact that it boasts a Rogers logo (that's a large ISP/cable provider in Canada for those not familiar with the land of igloos and polar bears). I am far from the router and some desktop widget I use tells me the signal strength is at 58% (it seems fairly reliable and this would appear to match up with the filled bars in the network icon).
I should also mention I'm just renting a room in this house so I'm not the network administrator and while I can access the 192.168.0.1 router page, the password wasn't set to 'password' so it's not much use to me.
Here are a bunch of commands I ran which don't tell me a whole lot but I thought might be more instructive to the wise around here:
lspci (just showing my network card):
05:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
This one is self explanatory.
PING www.googele.com (188.8.131.52) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from nnw.net (184.108.40.206): icmp_req=1 ttl=51 time=267 ms 64 bytes from nnw.net (220.127.116.11): icmp_req=2 ttl=51 time=190 ms 64 bytes from nnw.net (18.104.22.168): icmp_req=3 ttl=51 time=212 ms 64 bytes from nnw.net (22.214.171.124): icmp_req=4 ttl=51 time=207 ms 64 bytes from nnw.net (126.96.36.199): icmp_req=5 ttl=51 time=220 ms --- www.googele.com ping statistics --- 5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4003ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 190.079/219.699/267.963/26.121 ms
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 20:6a:8a:02:20:da UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) Interrupt:42 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:960 (960.0 B) TX bytes:960 (960.0 B) wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 20:7c:8f:05:c6:bf inet addr:192.168.0.16 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::227c:8fff:fe05:c6bf/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:982 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:658 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:497250 (497.2 KB) TX bytes:95076 (95.0 KB)