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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2016, 02:43:36 pm »
what's the output from:
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iwconfig
and
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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, 03:56:46 pm »
Here you go.
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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ iwconfig
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
         
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ sudo iwlist scan
[sudo] password for eve:
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:11:50:31:EA:F7
                    Channel:7
                    Frequency:2.442 GHz (Channel 7)
                    Quality=62/70  Signal level=-48 dBm 
                    Encryption key:off
                    ESSID:"belkin54g"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000000000000
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000962656C6B696E353467
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                    IE: Unknown: 030107
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                    IE: Unknown: DD06001018010000
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:A4:23:E4:6E:85
                    Channel:6
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality=58/70  Signal level=-52 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"E46E7D"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000000000000
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 0006453436453744
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B968C129824
                    IE: Unknown: 030106
                    IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B1E
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 3204B048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A2D001BFFFFFF0000000000000000000100000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1606000500000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080000000000000040
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
                    IE: Unknown: DD940050F204104A000110104400010210570001001041000100103B0001031047001037B7D94A200411E5800184A423E46E7D10210008536167656D636F6D102300174F70656E524720506C6174666F726D20506861736520331024000433342E351042000F4E51313533303830393030333732311054000800060050F2040001101100064F70656E5247100800020084103C000101
          Cell 03 - Address: EC:22:80:19:28:5C
                    Channel:11
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality=64/70  Signal level=-46 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"192858"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000000000000
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 0006313932383538
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B9624B0486C
                    IE: Unknown: 03010B
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 32048C129860
                    IE: Unknown: 0B050300A20000
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1ABD1917FFFFFF0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D160B081500000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080400080000000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD860050F204104A0001101044000102103B000103104700100000000000000000000000000000000010210006442D4C696E6B102300174F70656E524720506C6174666F726D20506861736520331024000433342E351042000D525A42383145373033313733301054000800060050F2040001101100064F70656E5247100800020084103C000101
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180203001C0000
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: 46057200010000
          Cell 04 - Address: 00:81:D8:D3:FB:FC
                    Channel:11
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality=42/70  Signal level=-68 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"D3FBF6"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000000000000
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 0006443346424636
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B968C129824
                    IE: Unknown: 03010B
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 3204B048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1AAD011BFFFF0000000000000000000080000000000406E6A70C00
                    IE: Unknown: 3D160B001300000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080000000000000040
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
                    IE: Unknown: DDB40050F204104A000110104400010210570001001041000100103B000103104700106BD5E312BFDE11D380013C81D8D3FBF61021001B4A756E676F20536F66747761726520546563686E6F6C6F67696573102300194F70656E524720506C6174666F726D20506861736520322E351024000F4361626C65766973696F6E20312E301042000F4E51313232383530353030333433301054000800060050F2040001101100064F70656E5247100800020084103C000101
          Cell 05 - Address: 3C:1E:04:DB:28:56
                    Channel:11
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality=33/70  Signal level=-77 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"DB2852"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000000000000
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 0006444232383532
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B9624B0486C
                    IE: Unknown: 03010B
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 32048C129860
                    IE: Unknown: 0B050000900000
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1ABD1917FFFFFF0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D160B081100000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080400080000000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD860050F204104A0001101044000102103B000103104700100000000000000000000000000000000010210006442D4C696E6B102300174F70656E524720506C6174666F726D20506861736520331024000433342E351042000D525A42383145433031373435391054000800060050F2040001101100064F70656E5247100800020084103C000101
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180200001C0000
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: 46057200010000
          Cell 06 - Address: 3E:1E:04:DB:28:57
                    Channel:11
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality=36/70  Signal level=-74 dBm 
                    Encryption key:off
                    ESSID:"optimumwifi"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000000000000
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000B6F7074696D756D77696669
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B9624B0486C
                    IE: Unknown: 03010B
                    IE: Unknown: 050400010000
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32048C129860
                    IE: Unknown: 0B050000900000
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1ABD1917FFFFFF0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D160B081100000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080400080000000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180200001C0000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: 46057200010000
          Cell 07 - Address: EE:22:80:19:28:5D
                    Channel:11
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality=70/70  Signal level=-40 dBm 
                    Encryption key:off
                    ESSID:"optimumwifi"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000000000000
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000B6F7074696D756D77696669
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B9624B0486C
                    IE: Unknown: 03010B
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32048C129860
                    IE: Unknown: 0B050000A20000
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1ABD1917FFFFFF0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D160B081500000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080400080000000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180200001C0000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: 46057200010000
          Cell 08 - Address: 00:65:A3:D6:91:A0
                    Channel:3
                    Frequency:2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
                    Quality=61/70  Signal level=-49 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"Dominican Irish"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000000000000
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
          Cell 09 - Address: 60:A4:4C:66:4F:3F
                    Channel:1
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality=25/70  Signal level=-85 dBm 
                    Encryption key:off
                    ESSID:"This Is Not The Malt House"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000000000000
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
          Cell 10 - Address: 52:65:A3:D6:91:A0
                    Channel:3
                    Frequency:2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
                    Quality=62/70  Signal level=-48 dBm 
                    Encryption key:off

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2016, 05:00:28 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, 05:33:14 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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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for eve:
  *-network               
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 01
       serial: 00:23:08:15:80:af
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=6.30.223.248 (r487574) ip=192.168.2.4 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
       resources: irq:17 memory:f0200000-f0203fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:21:70:c2:80:c7
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:43 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0610000-f0610fff memory:f0600000-f060ffff memory:40400000-4041ffff
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2016, 06:07:40 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, 09:34:36 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, 06:52:24 am »
Okay let's switch you from the wl driver to the b43 driver .. open a terminal and run:
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then reboot.

Once rebooted please post the output from:
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2016, 09:36:39 am »
Okay, here you go...
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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for eve:
  *-network               
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 01
       serial: 00:23:08:15:80:af
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=6.30.223.248 (r487574) ip=192.168.2.4 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
       resources: irq:17 memory:f0200000-f0203fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:21:70:c2:80:c7
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:43 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0610000-f0610fff memory:f0600000-f060ffff memory:40400000-4041ffff
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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, 11:02:15 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 wl
then
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sudo modprobe b43
if those commands both finished without error, and wireless is still working .. please post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C network
again.

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

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2016, 08:16:18 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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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
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  *-network               
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 01
       serial: 00:23:08:15:80:af
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=6.30.223.248 (r487574) ip=25.250.103.178 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
       resources: irq:17 memory:f0200000-f0203fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:21:70:c2:80:c7
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:43 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0610000-f0610fff memory:f0600000-f060ffff memory:40400000-4041ffff
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2016, 08:31:57 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, 12:16:35 pm »
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, 12:41:08 pm »
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, 01:31:28 pm »
Ok first this and then I'll try connecting via wire.
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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
wl                   6144840  0
cfg80211              422935  1 wl
dell_laptop            17970  0
compal_laptop          19139  0
dcdbas                 14448  1 dell_laptop
rfcomm                 58045  0
uvcvideo               71465  0
bnep                   18895  2
bluetooth             391253  10 bnep,rfcomm
6lowpan_iphc           18262  1 bluetooth
videobuf2_vmalloc      13048  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops       13170  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
joydev                 17113  0
coretemp               13201  0
videobuf2_core         48344  1 uvcvideo
v4l2_common            15132  1 videobuf2_core
videodev              131265  3 uvcvideo,v4l2_common,videobuf2_core
media                  20899  2 uvcvideo,videodev
lpc_ich                16877  0
i915                  808761  3
serio_raw              13251  0
jmb38x_ms              18240  0
snd_hda_codec_realtek    70664  1
snd_hda_codec_generic    62931  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hda_intel          29349  3
snd_hda_controller     29252  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec         120400  4 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
snd_hwdep              13272  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                87194  3 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
drm_kms_helper         55007  1 i915
snd_seq_midi           13324  0
snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi            25722  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                56592  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
memstick               16174  1 jmb38x_ms
snd_seq_device         14137  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer              28648  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd                    66670  16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device
shpchp                 32143  0
drm                   255504  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
soundcore              14599  2 snd,snd_hda_codec
i2c_algo_bit           13197  1 i915
video                  19475  1 i915
parport_pc             32021  0
ppdev                  17391  0
mac_hid                13059  0
lp                     13299  0
parport                40836  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
btrfs                 888461  0
xor                    26221  1 btrfs
raid6_pq               97455  1 btrfs
psmouse                99602  0
pata_acpi              12901  0
r8169                  61579  0
mii                    13654  1 r8169
sdhci_pci              18640  0
sdhci                  38345  1 sdhci_pci
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2016, 03:39:24 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...