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How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me?

When I download something from the Ubuntu Software Center, it usually downloads at about a 40kb/s speed. Thing is, I can download things from the internet at 1MB/s+ and sometimes as high as 2.2MB/s. Why is it so slow? Is there anything I can do to speed it up?

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marked as duplicate by Lekensteyn, fossfreedom, Jorge Castro, htorque, Marco Ceppi Jan 26 '12 at 2:36

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Try a different mirror.

There is a list here :

Select a mirror close to you with a large bandwidth.

Synaptic also has the ability to identify the fastest mirror.

You will have to install synaptic first of course =)

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