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Is it possible to accelerate downloads in Synaptic Manager?

In Terminal that is possible by using apt-fast (using Axel). But is it possible to put to work Axel and apt-fast in Synaptic Manager? I found this suggestion, but I would not attempt it without the ...
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What are common causes for greatly decreased internet speeds?

Two days ago I set my computer up to dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04. On windows 7, my download speed averages around 500kb/s, regardless of time of day. On Ubuntu, downloading simple ...
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Which download manager is capable of 'throttle' and 'pause & resume' a running instance of download from a script

When downloading big files it necessary to pause the download many times. A big file can be downloaded by using wget. First start download, then kill wget, then resume download by wget -c. I want to ...
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Internet Download speed decreases over wifi

I have a D-link wireless router and an Adsl 5MB/s connection. The router have a Qnap box and a boxee box connected with 100/10 network cable, also we got My wife PC (running win7) my PC (dual boot ...
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Is the direct download of 11.10 exactly the same as the torrent?

Is the default download of ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso identical to the torrent ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso.torrent? I'm asking because i'm finding the direct download 25% faster, but would be ...
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Why is my download speed slow on Ubuntu 11.10? [closed]

Unfortunately I am experiencing slow download speeds on Ubuntu 11.10 but not on Windows Vista. My limited knowledge with Ubuntu and my subsequent flawed research to resolve the matter suggest, it ...
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How to make wget faster or multithreading?

I've just upgraded my computer hardware(cpu + motherboard + graphic card + memory + hard disk), so that install a new OS is needed. I tried to download debian-6.0.6-amd64-netinst.iso with wget command ...
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To allocate data usage efficiently with two internet connections

Assume you have two connections in Mobile Broadband and WiFi. I would like to allocate manually given packages to given connections. For instance, my bank connection to Mobile Broadband and my ...
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VLC is lagging when playing HD videos over my home network

I am well aware that this question has been asked about a billion times all over the Internet but so far nothing has worked for me... I have a home server (Ubuntu Server 12.04) and a laptop (Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu 12.04 slows down while installing updates or using software center

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7, and love to try it,but I don't know why it slows down and windows become grey while installing updates or using software center and that causes "un ...
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Download speed in ubuntu

When I use IDM to download anything on my Windows I get a speed of around 4-5 Mbps but for the same connection speed in Ubuntu (12.04) is around 600kbps. I tried wget, Kget Uget and so many other ...
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How to distribute internet speed equally

Hi i am using adsl on my internet cafe and is there any way that i can distribute internet speed equally in all computers, is there any program for linux (Ubuntu) and Windows as well control and ...
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I can not limit the speed of Ubuntu One [closed]

I can not limit the speed of Ubuntu One I use Ubuntu "Natty Narwhal" 11.04, and on the Ubuntu One I can limit my upload and download bandwidth, however, these settings are not being applied. What do ...
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Internet very slow on Ubuntu, but not on Windows [closed]

I have a 10mb of connection speed, on Windows the download speed is around 1200kbps. But in Ubuntu it is always around 150kbps, its very slow than expected. I tried to solve this by changing the ...
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Is there a faster way to download Ubuntu?

I want to download Ubuntu 12.04, but it seems to take a long time, i.e. 1 day via Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. Can you suggest an alternative way to download it faster (e.g. 2 hours)??
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download acceleration with multiple connections [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you recommend a good modern GUI download manager (wget wrapper?) I'm trying to find a good download manager that can open concurrent connections for a single ...
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Why does my download have a “heartbeat”?

I sometimes download large files, and when I do I always see this kind of "heartbeat" in the speed of the download: Although it doesn't really matter to me, I just wonder what causes this ...
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How do I make Youtube videos stream faster on my ubuntu?

According to this article, http://thetechblock.com/how-to-stop-isps-slow-youtube/, I can make Youtube videos stream faster on Linux, but I am not entirely sure how to carry out similar commands on the ...
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How to increase downloading speed

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . and I use Firefox for browsing and downloading . i would like to increase downloading speed. How can i do increase downloading speed ?
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Why has my internet speed dropped down?

I recently switched to Ubuntu. I've been having a lot of internet troubles ever since. I used Windows 7 before. I've had trouble loading web pages, and it would take a solid minute or two to even ...
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How to make modem faster?

I am new and I just installed Ubuntu on my desktop. Do I have to install drivers for my modem for it to download fast? Because the download speed I am getting is really slow compared to my mac.
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Ubuntu restricting download speed to 15kbps

I used a 3G broadband modem. I usually would be able to get a download speed of 40 - 60 kbps when i still used windows. but it seems ubuntu has a way of restricting downloads to 15kbps. this happens ...
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Slow (wired) internet in terminal and software center Ubuntu 14.04

New Ubuntu user here. I am dual booting with Windows 8.1, and in 8.1 I have no issues. In Ubuntu, I noticed extremely slow download speeds while downloading packages and it seems to also occur in the ...
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How to distribute internet speed in hotspot?

i use ubuntu 13.04 and use internet from broadband isp.i make my ubuntu pc hotspot and share internet with two of my friends. but the problem is when one of is downloading rest two of us ain't getting ...
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WUSB54G (rt2500pci) — Speed at 300K/s before going to sleep, 200B/s after waking from sleep. Any solutions?

What problem in the world has Ralink had with the Linux 3.x kernel?! In the pre-3.x days, from Jaunty to Karmic to Lucid to Maverick to Natty, everything was fine with RT2500 and RT2800-based cards ...
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How can I get the current network traffic broken down by subnet

I'm trying to modify one of my extensions that shows network traffic from my computer (For an indicator). I'd like to be able to quantify how much of the network traffic I see is coming/going to the ...
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Problem with wifi driver

I have a issue with wireless connection on Asus X51L notebook. I am able to connect with using Windows 7 with latency 1ms to my AP. But when I am using Ubuntu 12.10 the latency is 480 and more ms and ...
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Why is Ubuntu 11.10 download speed slower than Windows? [closed]

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 ...
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Accuracy of Network speed shown by System Monitor [closed]

How reliable is the speed shown by System Monitor? It varies 10-20 KBps with what nethogs show but is close to nload. So which one is more accurate?
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What is the best way to download a new Ubuntu release?

I like having a live cd to boot from (i'm presuming you can upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 from the live cd) in case of any problems, as i'm a bit of a fiddler, so i'd like to know if direct download ...
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Monitor disk usage changes to infer download speed

I'm testing various solutions for downloading large datasets, downloads which can take weeks and require several restarts. Instead of monitoring network speed, I'd like to use the change in disk usage ...
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How to disable everytime checking of universe repo?

As you know, every time you update your repositories in Ubuntu 12.04, the universe repository downloads all of it's contents in your computer, whether they have been changed from the last time you ...
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Problem when downloading ubuntu

I tried to download Ubuntu 10.04 LTS but i took a very long time (it stated, '1 day left') so I cancelled the download process..or maybe I did it incorrectly. Can somebody help me?
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Remove optional ubuntu packages for speeding up release-upgrade [duplicate]

I have to update ubuntu 13 to ubuntu 14. When I issued release-upgrade it is showing that about 700 MB data is to be downloaded from internet. I have slow internet connection now. So it will take ...
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Download speeds extremely slow

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an Asus k55n laptop, and I have found that when I attempt to download the KDE desktop, I get download speeds that vary between less than 1kbs to nearly 1mbs, which ...
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How to use a specific DNS on wifi connection?

I read a few articles which stated that my isp(BSNL) has weak DNS servers and using a different faster DNS like opendns or google will increase the speed. I use a wifi connection through the router. ...
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Slow wifi download speed with a TP Link tl-wn722n

I have PC (with ubuntu 12.04) connected to LAN with 100 Mbps internet speed. I created wifi hotspot on my pc with wireless usb adapter TP Link tl-wn722n, which allows up to 150 Mbps speed. With my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 slows down wireless network

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and my husband is using Windows 7. Ever since I installed Ubuntu, when my computer is on it slows down the entire network (when we are both connected wirelessly). We have ...
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How to increase the update download speed?

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 , I opened the Update Manager. I found that the average download speed for updates is about 12 Kb/sec. But I used to download with 64 Kb/sec.
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Getting URL of YouTube video with `youtube-dl` is slow, without downloading video

I want to get the URL using youtube-dl, and the "simulate" option -g that does not download the video. So I gave the following command: youtube-dl -g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4JGSAmu4lg ...
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download .deb from software center using a download manager

when trying to install apps from software center or using the apt the download speed is so slow otherwise the speed is well fast when downloading with a download manager like flareget so is there any ...
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Internet connection slow with intermittent drops

Is there a default firewall in 14.04 LTS? My speed will build up to 200k at best then shoots back down to zero and sometimes causes my connection to crash. All other devices on my wireless network ...
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Wi-Fi speed issue with 14.04 LTS

I have a strange issue with the Wi-fi speed in Ubuntu 14.04. After a restart of the computer my wlan speeds range at 20-30 Mbs, but after a while of usage (and/or idle) the speed drops to about 2-3 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Wifi Issue

I have a Qosmio X500-13R with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. Since I installed it I've had an issue with the wi-fi speed. It connects just fine and has no problem accessing any website. The thing is ...
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system test memory failure message

Could someone please tell me what this system report means - and what can or should I do about it - ... "memory/info FAILED Runtime error (func=(main), adr=17): Divide by zero ...
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LAN transfer speed

When I try to download various files from various hdd`s hosted on my Ubuntu 13.10 server, I get a maximum of 60Mbps. These files were downloading with arround 330Mbps on my old server. What could be ...
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Speed limiting Ubuntu server

I am looking for a way to limit the download and upload speed of my Ubuntu server (router). I want to have 20 Mb DOWN and 20 Mb UP total. I tried trickle and wondershaper, with no success. ...
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Should i enable zram and/or lower swappiness value?

I use ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have 2GB RAM. Now, that is split about 55-45 memory-swap. My CPU is almost flatlined! Could I get faster leaner meaner more efficient performance if I lowered swappiness down ...
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detecting if my server have band width limitation?

I have some ubuntu 12.04 server in a range ip address. I have problem with one of them on downloading from internet, although other ones do it by high speed. How can i detect the problem? If there is ...
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Newbie - Downloads slow on wireless, long time to connect to wireless

its taking a long time to connect to the wireless, and when it does, the internet in general seems unstable and really slow, like 45 mins to download a 50MB file on a 30MB connection. I switch to ...