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I find the bit torrent downloads to be MUCH faster than the direct links. Check out http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/alternative-downloads and select the desktop version you need (i386 is 32bit ubuntu; amd64 is 64bit ubuntu).


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The method in the forum thread (tricking Synaptic by renaming apt-fast to apt-get and vice versa) will not work with Ubuntu, because our Synaptic does not use apt-get. I've verified this by quickly looking at the source code, and also by moving /usr/bin/apt-get elsewhere -- Synaptic still works fine. Synaptic does reuse bits of code from apt-get, and it does ...


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Why not try axel ? It is a fully fledged Command line based Downloader. install axel and spawn download by axel -a -n [Num_of_Thread] link1 link2 link3 ... where '[Num_of_Thread]' is the number of parallel connections to create for each link you want to download. -a just show an improved progress bar.


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Personally, I would do what LnxSlck said in his comment, set up a VM with Ubuntu and test there. That would allow you to test without any real issue. If it breaks, don't do it. If it works, you can be semi-safe in the idea that it will work correctly without any true incident. I tend to do this with every "test" i do with Ubuntu, so its a good practice ...


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This is a question of packet routing, e.g. deciding which packets (addressed to which IP addresses) go out which interface. To answer question 1, both connections' packets are routed to the same interface. Use the route command to show your current routing setup. Use the ifconfig -a command to see your interfaces and the IP addresses assigned to them. There ...


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Usually torrents are the best way, as mirrors always see a huge bandwidth spike on release day. Another good way to have an up to date system on release day is install the release candidate and allow it to update on its own. The servers will be less congested, and the differences will be minimal. Of course, torrenting allows you to give back to the ...


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Yes, no matter where you download it (so long as it's an official source) the iso will be the same. You can check the hash to make sure the download is correct: Where to find the md5sums of Ubuntu ISO images? How to verify that the ISO I downloaded is bootable before I burn it?


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It might be irrelevant, but are the Windows download speeds after using a download accelerator? I think windows did not report its download speeds for updates. In case you are wondering why the software center downloads are slow, it might be because it uses wget (which does not use an accelerator) and is like downloading files using plain firefox. Try ...


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My guess it's a driver discrepancy between Windows / Ubuntu. Also a guess is Bufferbloat. Give this line a shot and see if anything changes: sudo ifconfig eth0 txqueuelen 0 This tends to fix the issue of latency under heavy load - not so much raw download speed, but you may notice some improvement.


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If you want increased speed downloading 11.10, use a torrent program like 'transmission' or BitTorent. You will get the data from multiple places (simultaneously) and your download bandwidth will be used to the max (or whatever max download speed you set).


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I want to download Ubuntu 12.04, but it seems that it take a long time The time to download depends both on the speed of your internet connection and on your geographical location. Do you know what kind of connection you have? If not, you can get an estimate of your speed by visiting this test site. If you can edit the question to include your country ...


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I'm using JDownloader. However, AFAIK running instance cannot be controlled by command line. On the other hand, there are add-ons like: - JD Scheduler or - JD RemoteControl which can do a great job. See: http://jdownloader.org/home/features http://jdownloader.org/home/addons (I guess that there will be more tools, maybe someone else will add another ...


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The commands would be sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dest 173.194.55.0/24 -j DROP sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dest 206.111.0.0/16 -j DROP Use at your own risk as it might stop other Youtube functions as they are Google infrastructure servers.


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I used to use IDM in windows before I switched to Linux. I missed it for a while, but found alternatives for where I needed it. The problem is probably not, as mentioned in the comments, slow download speed, per se. The problem I had was that some sites limit download speed per connection, so a download manager that makes several connections can make a ...


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Use Axel: it will download each file from multiple servers (if available), thus increasing significantly the download speed. sudo apt-get install axel Install FlashGot addon in Firefox Set Axel in Flashgot options as the main downloader or just for capturing media.


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This is a common bug on ubuntu 12.04. Workaround: Since the affected repositories are the unchanging distribution repositories, one approach to circumventing this problem is to run the following commands immediately before running sudo apt-get update. Be sure to adjust them for the name of the archive site you use as well as the name of the release you are ...


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Yes, find another mirror in your own country , if you're not in america. Pick a mirror here


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Add the packages uget and aria2. Start uGet then go to settings and enable the aria2 plugin, this is needed for multi-threaded downloads. You'll need to manually specify the number of connections when you add new downloads, but other than that little annoyance it's a great app. I am having problems whitelisting the indicator icon for this app, however, and ...


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Thanks "AbrahamVanHelpsing" for your replies and sorry for the delay. I have finally fixed my issue and thought it may be helpful for others as well.. After struggling I found out that nothing was wrong with my VLC setup. I could actually just have left the default settings. The problem was my connection speed... I was convinced that it wouldn't be the ...


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Do you have a reference speed to go by? It may not be related to Ubuntu at all. If you have another operating system or another computer to compare against you might be able to narrow down if its Ubuntu or your router/modem.


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Although this is a bit different that what you asked for, this may be one solution. If you take the number of PCs and divide the speed by that you could use wondershaper for the Ubuntu computers. $ sudo apt-get install wondershaper To use it, run ifconfig to find the name of your network controller. After that, type the upload speed in Kbps and and ...


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Actually, Linux (Ubuntu in your case) does not limit the speed. In all cases i have known it boosts the speed to the maximum on the connection to the modem. you must have a router limit, modem limit or maybe you configure something on Ubuntu that changed that (For example trying to see a youtube video while downloading with transmission) I repeat in all ...


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First of all, I would like to suggest to change the resolver in your router if possible. All hosts connected will be able to benefit the higher speed. If you can't or just need to use this on one machine, add it here in NetworkManager: Be sure to select "Automatic (DHCP) addresses only" in order to be able to enter the DNS resolver(s). The screenshot is ...


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You can try out flareGet ( a recently released download manager for linux). It is still in the alpha stage but works pretty good. It is multi-threaded and supports upto 16 segments per download for download acceleration. For browser integration you can use flashgot. http://sourceforge.net/projects/flareget/


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Try this : In firefox, go to "about:config", search "ipv6" and change the value of "network.dns.disableIPv6" to true.


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I also tried http://www.jonboy60.com/2011/11/02/how-to-increase-internet-speed-in-ubuntu/ I could take out the code if it didn't work anyways. I just applied the settings a few minutes ago; it seems to have sped up my connection. Nice tip! I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. I'd recommend for anyone who has a crappy DSL connection to try it. If it doesn't work for ...


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A lot of people were downloading Ubuntu 10.10 on the same server where you tried to download Ubuntu 10.04, maybe that the reason or maybe your connection is too slow. Either way the best solution for you is to use Bittorrent download, here are the torrents for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : Ubuntu 10.04.3 Desktop 32-Bit Ubuntu 10.04.3 Desktop 64-Bit The others ...


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Provide detail of INTERNET speed and rights There is problem with INTERNET not Ubuntu site. It depend on your inter speed and local permission .


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This is apparently a known kernel bug. The launchpad bug report is here, and there is a workaround listed in comment 161 which may work for you.


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Those are terribly slow speeds. Assuming you have a broadband connection, you should try changing the download server. Try a few close to you. Open Update Manager and click on the 'Settings' button at the bottom left. Click the 'Ubuntu Software' tab and change servers. I don't know what kind of connection you have but I typically see downloads max out my ...



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