I installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon some months ago.
As I never used Linux this long everything was new to me.
But since the very beginning my internet speed was extremely slow. At first i thought it was because my network connection at work was bad but now I am at home and can confirm that it is indeed super slow to open websites.
Following is the observable behaviour:
Chrome start -> Open any website -> Loads for about 10 - 15 seconds -> opens page
Second try without restart after visiting another site -> Open same site which was loaded once -> instant loaded
My internet connection is a 100 Mbit/s so that should be no problem.
After some research I tried using google DNS 126.96.36.199 or OpenDNS.
I deaktivated ipv6
I checkted /etc/nsswitch.conf for weard samba entries
I turned DNSSSEC off as it was a problem for some guy i found
I did nslookup for google for example and tried the same with the ip afterwards its both slow.
There is a noticable wait time when I ping www.google.com in comparison to using the ip instead:
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ping www.google.com PING www.google.com (188.8.131.52) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from mil04s03-in-f4.1e100.net (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=21.8 ms 64 bytes from mil04s03-in-f4.1e100.net (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=21.8 ms 64 bytes from mil04s03-in-f4.1e100.net (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=22.0 ms ^C --- www.google.com ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 6038ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 21.821/21.907/22.028/0.192 ms
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ping 22.214.171.124 PING 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=21.8 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=21.3 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=21.1 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=20.9 ms ^C --- 126.96.36.199 ping statistics --- 4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3004ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 20.909/21.316/21.818/0.381 ms
Nothing I found helped so far.
I just tried a Ubuntu 16.4 LTS in liveboot and installed chrome. Websites are loading almost instantly.
Please help because I don't want to switch to ubuntu or any other distribution than mint but can't work like that anymore.