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Internet Speed Difference between 18.3 and LMDE3

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:13 pm

I have 18.3 Cinnamon and LMDE3-Cindy installed on two separate partition on this laptop.

I have been spending a lot of extended time on "Cindy" to try and ascertain if this is real or not.
But, LMDE3 seems to me, to be much faster, and hangs up less, than 18.3 does.

I have a copper wire ADSL connection at 10.5Mbps ( on a cloudless day )

and when in 18.3, I get periods of the network hanging up for long periods of time.
wish it were only one website, but it is not.

Is there any valid reason that LMDE could be faster at network access, or does it work more efficiently with the WiFi adapter?

Something is different, it is NOT my imagination, have been noticing this now for more than two weeks.

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john@john-TP500LA ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: john-TP500LA Kernel: 4.15.0-30-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: TP500LA v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TP500LA v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: TP500LA.203 date: 06/11/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-4030U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 840 MHz 2: 870 MHz 3: 859 MHz 4: 887 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-30-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: MEDIATEK MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter driver: mt7630e
           IF: wlp3s0f0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (29.6% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_860 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 28G used: 9.4G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 164G used: 71G (46%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2600
Info:      Processes: 213 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 2113.8/11893.0MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35 
john@john-TP500LA ~ $ 
next post will be from Cindy with inxi -F

Okay, this is LMDE3-Cindy

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john@tp500l:~$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: tp500l Kernel: 4.9.0-7-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8  Distro: LMDE 3 (cindy)
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: TP500LA v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TP500LA v: 1.0
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: TP500LA.203 date: 06/11/2014
Battery    BAT0: charge: 48.2 Wh 99.9% condition: 48.2/48.3 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-4030U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 1799 MHz 2: 1799 MHz 3: 1800 MHz
           4: 1800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.6
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.0-7-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: MEDIATEK MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: mt7630e
           IF: wlp3s0f0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (2.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_860 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 13G (67%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 0.01GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2700
Info:      Processes: 198 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 542.3/11903.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.5 
john@tp500l:~$ 

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Re: Internet Speed Difference between 18.3 and LMDE3

Post by trytip » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:39 pm

boot your 18.3 with kernel 4.4 and test your internet again
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Re: Internet Speed Difference between 18.3 and LMDE3

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:49 pm

not sure that this is a valid test to see if DKMS WiFi install worked, as I installed 4.4.0-131-generic as a temporary test to see if it produces a faster Internet access via the WiFi than 18.3 did with 4.15---30.32 kernel

For the moment, it is equally as fast, but I have not yet installed the MT7630e internal WiFi.
DKMS routine did not work, but is that because I reverted to a different kernel series?

Made a snapshot to show the items in the /home/MT7630e folder which was created the last time when I ran the code to make the WiFi work from my /Documents/WiFi/MT7630e folder.

Just did a Speed test with the Panda PAU06 WiFi adapter and it is in the same neighborhood as all the previous speed tests.... but that does not tell me about how the overall picture is with using Firefox to access different internet sites.

I wish there was a way to rule out the Internet provider in this somehow.

Would a test with the using on the LAN connection be meaningful?
I don't think so because that would require me to be in a very uncomfortable situation setting on a stiff wooden chair at a desk.... which I can't do for more than a few minutes.

kernel 4.4.0-131 has big hurdles that I don't want to tackle.
the MT7630e adapter will NOT install with the standard method I have been using.
So, I am deleting the 4.4 kernel and not going there again.

this shows that:

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john@john-TP500LA ~/Documents/WiFi/MT7630e-release $ sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-amd64
[sudo] password for john: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package linux-headers-amd64 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'linux-headers-amd64' has no installation candidate
john@john-TP500LA ~/Documents/WiFi/MT7630e-release $ 
The MT7630e folder in /home that was created by the previous install, I think by Jeremy's DKMS test.

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Re: Internet Speed Difference between 18.3 and LMDE3

Post by trytip » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:26 am

maybe this will help https://github.com/neurobin/MT7630E

solution #1:
https://github.com/neurobin/MT7630E/archive/release.zip

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sudo chmod +x install
sudo ./install
solution #2:

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sudo apt-get install git dkms build-essential
git clone https://github.com/neurobin/MT7630E.git
cd MT7630E/
sudo make dkms
solution #3:

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sudo apt-get install git build-essential
git clone https://github.com/neurobin/MT7630E.git
cd MT7630E/
chmod +x install test uninstall
sudo ./install
ps: i believe every kernel update you need to reinstall. also if you choose one option and doesn't work you need to remove it first before trying another. not quite sure what command to remove every option usually sudo ./uninstall if there's a uninstall script
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Re: Internet Speed Difference between 18.3 and LMDE3

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:57 am

trytip wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:26 am
ps: i believe every kernel update you need to reinstall. also if you choose one option and doesn't work you need to remove it first before trying another. not quite sure what command to remove every option usually sudo ./uninstall if there's a uninstall script
This is a problem that JeremyB has been working with me on, it is a darn shame that the WiFi install is only good for that specific kernel.....

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