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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2014, 01:07:44 pm »
I see no excessive transmit/receive errors between the wireless card and your router .. so I still think this is an encryption issue.

Can you TEMPORARILY disable wireless encryption in your router and see if that makes a difference.

You can re-enable it after testing.
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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2014, 05:52:03 pm »
At the moment, we are visiting friends, so we can't mess with their router. However, this has been the case on three different routers and only with my husband's computer (I am using my computer to send this message). Also, there was no internet challenge before Peppermint. I'm just wondering if I should try reinstalling Peppermint all over again. It would be a hassle, but maybe something went wrong during the installation.

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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2014, 07:12:13 pm »
I'm thinking it might be easier to just get one of these
http://www.edimax.com/edimax/merchandise/merchandise_detail/data/edimax/in/wireless_adapters_n150/ew-7811un/
which should work "out of the box" in Peppermint 5
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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2014, 08:38:15 pm »
Okay, my next round of trial and error to get internet working...  my my nephew gave me his old SMC toggle (SMCWUSBS-N3). I downloaded the driver and opened the Read Me file and can't understand it all. (I don't at the moment have access to the exact product you recommended).  I'm not actually sure if it works in Peppermint.

I am copying and pasting the Read Me file here:

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Is this something I can use/do?
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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2014, 01:30:04 am »
plug in the adapter, then post the output from:
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lsusb
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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2014, 04:33:07 am »
Okay, here it is:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b367 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 083a:a701 Accton Technology Corp. SMCWUSBS-N3 EZ Connect N Wireless Adapter [Ralink RT3070]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bust 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2014, 08:27:12 am »
OK, can you post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C networkand
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rfkill listand
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iwlist scanningand
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iwconfigand
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lsmod
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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2014, 10:18:23 pm »
Okay, it's a long set out of outputs...

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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2014, 05:19:42 am »
run:
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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.confwhen a file opens that already contains some stuff, add a single NEW line at the bottom that reads

blacklist brcmsmac

SAVE the file .. and reboot

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sudo iwlist scanning
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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2014, 05:37:18 pm »
Okay, next output round... (by the way, thanks again... we're way above my head now, and I appreciate the time you've put into solving this)

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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2014, 10:24:11 am »
Try running:
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sudo update-initramfs -uthen REBOOT.

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sudo lshw -C network
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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2014, 04:01:30 am »
I apologize, my husband has given up on Peppermint now. He's ready to go back to Windows, so I am going to try to find some other last minute solution. I'm sure it is not Windows only that can use the aspire one's wireless driver. Thanks so much for your help, and sorry we couldn't bring this problem to a conclusion.

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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2014, 05:45:52 am »
I don't know if this will help solve the mystery of kskarda's problems, but she and her husband may not be alone concerning diver issues that are affecting some computers running either Arch or Ubuntu-based distributions.  Might there be an issue about Xorg affecting divers? 

Admittedly, I don't know a thing about Xorg, so feel free to take what I speculating upon here with a grain of salt!

Of course, you guys know me.  I tend to blame everything on that new Aura feature of Chrome and Chromium.  I did notice that her own personal computer has no problem with Elementary OS, and the default browser of Elementary is Midori and not Chromium.

So now I'm speculating her husband's computer's problem is either with Xorg or Aura, and maybe there's nothing anyone here can do about it at this time.  :(

« Last Edit: October 26, 2014, 09:17:46 am by perknh »
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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2014, 08:14:01 am »
Can't for the life of me see how Xorg would influence wireless ?

Xorg is concerned with graphics and input .. it has nothing to do with networking/wireless, in fact my VPS hasn't got Xorg installed (14.04 server edition, so no GUI ddesktop) yet networking/wireless work fine.

Oh, and what's with the video ? .. I wasted nearly 12 minutes of my life waiting for him to mention a connection, but he doesn't AT ALL .. the video is TOTALLY superfluous and takes MUCH longer than 1:45 to watch  :-\
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Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2014, 09:16:13 am »
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I wasted nearly 12 minutes of my life waiting for him to mention a connection, but he doesn't AT ALL .. the video is TOTALLY superfluous and takes MUCH longer than 1:45 to watch  :-\ -- PCNetSpec

Sorry, PCNetSpec.

Xorg was mentioned in the first minute plus as being the reason why Matthew Moore wasn't using Arch or Ubuntu -- nothing more.  I'll remove the link.

My apologies.  :-[

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« Last Edit: October 26, 2014, 01:10:18 pm by perknh »
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

--  PCNetSpec, Cornwall, Eng.  Dec 03, 2013 5:18 pm