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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2016, 11:43:36 am »
what's the output from:
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iwconfigand
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sudo iwlist scan
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2016, 12:56:46 pm »
Here you go.
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2016, 02:00:28 pm »
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wlan0     IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:"belkin54g"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.442 GHz  Access Point: 00:11:50:31:EA:F7   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on

That doesn't look right, it isn't showing quite a bit of info, such as link quality, connection speed, transmission  power, etc.

what's the output from:
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sudo lshw -C network
and have you tried simply deleting the wireless profile in Networkmanager, then recreating it ?
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2016, 02:33:14 pm »
Ok here's that... and I have to admit I don't know what that all means. I'm not even sure what you mean by deleting the wireless profile and recreating it, but I will try...

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2016, 03:07:40 pm »
To delete the wireless profile, right click the networkmanager icon by the clock and select "Edit Connections" .. now highlight the wireless profile, and then click the "Delete" button.
Now click the "Close" button

now normal left click the networkmanager icon by the clock again .. and click on your network in the list of displayed networks .. you should then be prompted for the network key (the one for your router).

and you should be reconnected again.

If that doesn't help, please post the output from:
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2016, 06:34:36 pm »
Yeah, it didn't help...
Here's the next output...
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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ lspci -vnn | grep -i net
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2016, 03:52:24 am »
Okay let's switch you from the wl driver to the b43 driver .. open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installerthen reboot.

Once rebooted please post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C network
If for some reason wireless doesn't work let me know and I'll explain how to reinstall the wl driver .. you will require an ethernet cable for this.
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2016, 06:36:39 am »
Okay, here you go...
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I can't tell yet if it fixed the problem, but my connection is still only at about 73%. Why is that, do you know? Thanks for sticking with me and trying to help me. I can't really explain why I love this little laptop so much, it's kinda silly, I know... Anyway, if it doesn't work, can you tell me of another little laptop to update to? It has to be 11" or less, very sturdy (more important to me than light), with an ss drive preferred and hopefully not very expensive...
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2016, 08:02:15 am »
Hmm, it's still favouring the wl driver ... what happens if you run these commands in sequence:
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sudo modprobe -r wlthen
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sudo modprobe b43if those commands both finished without error, and wireless is still working .. please post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C networkagain.

If they throw an error, please post the error back here.

and remember, if for some reason those commands kill wireless .. a reboot will get you back to where you are now.
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2016, 05:16:18 pm »
Okay, the first command killed the wireless but no error message, second command nothing, no error.
Rebooted and here's the output from the last:
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2016, 05:31:57 pm »
Yeah the first command will kill wireless, but the second "should" make wireless come back to life .. does it ?
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2016, 09:16:35 am »
Nope, it didn't. I let it try it's searchy thingy 3 times and then I rebooted... ::)

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2016, 09:41:08 am »
Can you post the output from:
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lsmod
and just as a test, can you connect to your router via an ethernet cable and tell me if the internet is quicker .. just to confirm my suspicion this is a wireless issue.
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2016, 10:31:28 am »
Ok first this and then I'll try connecting via wire.
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2016, 12:39:24 pm »
Okay, I connected via wire and surfed a bit and it's still just as slow. Is it possible that it's some sort of physical problem, like the wire itself?  It's a really long wire that's been coiled up for years and kinda shoved behind the cabinet... I also noticed that the clear plastic rectangular clicky thingy at the end, you know the male part that goes into the computer is missing its little tongue that keeps the connection secure. There are two lights that show when the connection is made, but I noticed one only blinks if I kinda wiggle the cable around and if I leave it, it doesn't come on at all. I guess I always thought that one is either connected and the icon will show that you are, or one is not and the icon will show accordingly, not that there are better wired connections than others... but am I wrong?  I will go see if I have another cable...