its about why when using linux ( any linux any browser) my Internet is ...
Steve64 wrote:but its not about how fast a file downloads etc etc ....its about why when using linux ( any linux any browser) my Internet is slower and is sluggish , when im using windows i get no slowness and no sluggishness i just want to know why this would be and how ( if i can) make is faster
In my mind faster means speedier; more speedy..OK, so why no context yet!..
-- software; hardware setups (Linux/Windows)It will always be a matter of the hardware/software settings for each OS, and whether or not they are being treated equally
--the only way to conclude if a fair comparison is being made
- In Linux, which browser, how are the settings arranged; browser cache size?
- In Linux, hardware, how is the network setup
- In windows, which browser, how are the settings arranged; browser cache size?
- In windows, hardware, how is the network setup
- Do both Linux and windows get the same connection path to the Internet, or must Linux use the windows connection, in some manner
Is the network device natively supported in Linux, or must it use a windows driver, eg ndiswrapper or does it have poor support in Linux ?
In terminal, check
--short list of all hardware
--network card only
--help options for inxi command
..a D-Link DSL Cable Router Context: Model numbers always help
Steve64 wrote:Hi When first I installed My Mint 7 my Internet was nice and smooth and fast ( I have a Virgin Media 20Meg Wired Connection Via a D-Link DSL Cable Router )....i have a dual boot set up ,
; which dlink router model for example ?
--not that I particularly want to start looking up everything, but that is always the place to start when looking at the problem; is the physical setup OK or not ?
And if as you say, it got worse (for Linux) from that first installation, what ,might have changed, which updates were done ?
--you can run mint menu>System>Control center>System>Computer janitor
; and see what might have been uninstalled and able to be removed
--you might also install bleachbit, and clean up web cache/ history, /tmp ,/home/..thumbnails and various other debris
--you might run mintupdate or sudo apt-get update, in the terminal, to get any system (OS) updates needed for the applications (eg, Gnome network manager ) or system
In terminal, check
apt search bleachbit
i bleachbit - delete unnecessary files from the system