I am running an Wi-Fi connection of our university residential hall. When I browse Internet or Download something it is about 300 kBps speed.

But in the terminal the connection is too slow and gets slower & then gradually tends to 0 kBps i.e. "No Internet". In average I get about 4kBps speed for any case. apt update, wget, curl, composer --- all are so slow that cannot complete even "apt-get update" command.

Before, this problem did not occur but recently, I am very upset now.
I cannot install anything from terminal.
N. B. Firewall is disabled as default.

  • What happens if you let a ping any site run for a few minutes? Do the responses get longer and longer?
    – heynnema
    Oct 29, 2016 at 14:13
  • Use grep to search the /var/log/kern.log* files for mentions of your wireless adapter. iwconfig will show you this name.
    – waltinator
    Oct 29, 2016 at 14:24

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Well you have to change the mirror from which you gets the data. go to Software & Update --> select Download from: other --> choose select the best server/ or the server you prefer! cheers:)

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