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KX250
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download speed slower than win 7 :(

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strange problem here, when on mint 15 im getting max constand speed of 40Mbps download on the newsgroups using lottaNzb. ( DWA-140 Wireless N USB adapter )
but when in on the laptop using win 7 i'm getting around 70.2Mbps.( old toshiba satalite pro laptop )

any ideas?
thanks.
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Re: download speed slower than win 7 :(

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There are some tweaks I have used in sysctl.conf to optimize IPv4 TCP parameters. Check it out but be sure to make a backup copy of this file first. Out of the box, TCP parameters are set to values that accomodate "the average connection" including possible dial-up.

Also look at the Administration > Network > (your connection) > DNS tab. I run mine with no entries in either box.

Are you using Firefox in Windows? There are some Firefox performance tweaks as well.
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Re: download speed slower than win 7 :(

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Which revision of the DWA-140 do you have? If you don't know, please run this in terminal and post the output:

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lsusb
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Re: download speed slower than win 7 :(

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trapperjohn wrote:There are some tweaks I have used in sysctl.conf to optimize IPv4 TCP parameters. Check it out but be sure to make a backup copy of this file first. Out of the box, TCP parameters are set to values that accomodate "the average connection" including possible dial-up.

Also look at the Administration > Network > (your connection) > DNS tab. I run mine with no entries in either box.

Are you using Firefox in Windows? There are some Firefox performance tweaks as well.
thanks for the reply guys, as for trapperjohn i have only been using mint for just over a week now but i think i'm learning pretty fast ( i hope). i will have a read about the sysctl.conf before i change anything lol.

web browser is fire in windows, but i use alt.binz for my newsgroup on win 7. wich pulls around 70 / 72 mbps avegrage.

AlbertP wrote:Which revision of the DWA-140 do you have? If you don't know, please run this in terminal and post the output:

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lsusb
and here you go :)

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Bus 001 Device 003: ID 07d1:3c0a D-Link System DWA-140 RangeBooster N Adapter(rev.B2) [Ralink RT3072]
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card Reader
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 192f:0416 Avago Technologies, Pte. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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Re: download speed slower than win 7 :(

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Ok, it's a Ralink RT3072. Should work well with Linux today.
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Re: download speed slower than win 7 :(

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You can try installing a newer driver version:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ ... 3-2.tar.xz

Please download and extract that file, then please go to the folder where you extracted it (compat-drivers-3.8.3-2 folder) and right-click inside it > Open in Terminal.
In that terminal please run:

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./scripts/driver-select rt2x00
make
sudo make install
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Re: download speed slower than win 7 :(

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thanks for your help it turns out i have a fault homehub. i have just booked someone to comeout and test my line as im only getting 30mbs from 76, usualy 20 mb up but 6 max :(
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