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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« on: November 01, 2014, 05:20:05 am »
Okay, all, I think I have a partial answer for you all... after the fact. I don't understand the "why" behind the problem, but I can more accurately pinpoint where the problem was.

So when I first installed elementary OS onto my computer, I also installed it onto my husband's computer, and we couldn't get the graphics driver to work. I discovered this was a well recognized (and currently unsolvable) problem and thus switched to Peppermint for him. Peppermint seemed to have no problems while on the USB and for about the first thirty minutes of working before I had finished setting it up. It stopped working, after I checked the driver manager and followed the instructions to install the proprietary wireless driver kernel. (I realize now that this must have been the exact moment, because...)

The same thing happened when I installed Linux Mint 17 xfce. The good news? I did not wait any longer to try to "fix" it and reinstalled Mint again but simply ignored the proprietary driver. The result? Works great. Actually has the best and fastest internet now of all the computers in the house.

Sooooo... I am fairly confident the same solution would have worked with Peppermint as well. Something is wrong when loading the proprietary wireless driver in both OS (which makes sense, since they share a lot of overlap).

Anyhow, I thought I'd go back and let you know, because maybe it provides some useful information for others in the future. Again, thanks so much for the support you provided!

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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« 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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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« 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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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« on: October 15, 2014, 10:18:23 pm »
Okay, it's a long set out of outputs...

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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« 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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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« 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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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (no longer solved?)
« 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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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (SOLVED)
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:27:40 am »
So for now the ping test won't work, as it keeps saying my IP address in not pingable. How do I make myself pingable?

However, here is the output for the commands you gave:

somjit@somjit-AOD270 ~ $ iwconfig
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"Pentecross" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.447 GHz  Access Point: E8:94:F6:D6:CE:E1   
          Bit Rate=52 Mb/s   Tx-Power=19 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=47/70  Signal level=-63 dBm 
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:24  Invalid misc:30   Missed beacon:0

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

somjit@somjit-AOD270 ~ $ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 04:7d:7b:df:4d:01 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:471 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:471 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:44865 (44.8 KB)  TX bytes:44865 (44.8 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 84:4b:f5:7c:14:75 
          inet addr:192.168.1.118  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::864b:f5ff:fe7c:1475/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3304 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3526 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:2453512 (2.4 MB)  TX bytes:756212 (756.2 KB)

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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (SOLVED)
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:46:37 pm »
The internet completely froze on me for a bit (though it still showed the connection), so here what I've got:

somjit@somjit-AOD270 ~ $ ping -c 5 google.com
PING google.com (173.194.126.64) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from kul06s05-in-f0.1e100.net (173.194.126.64): icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=98.1 ms
64 bytes from kul06s05-in-f0.1e100.net (173.194.126.64): icmp_seq=3 ttl=50 time=99.2 ms
64 bytes from kul06s05-in-f0.1e100.net (173.194.126.64): icmp_seq=4 ttl=50 time=114 ms
64 bytes from kul06s05-in-f0.1e100.net (173.194.126.64): icmp_seq=5 ttl=50 time=97.9 ms

--- google.com ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 4 received, 20% packet loss, time 4012ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 97.900/102.343/114.045/6.779 ms
somjit@somjit-AOD270 ~ $ ping -c 5 74.125.230.231
PING 74.125.230.231 (74.125.230.231) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 74.125.230.231: icmp_seq=3 ttl=43 time=1437 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.230.231: icmp_seq=4 ttl=43 time=440 ms

--- 74.125.230.231 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 2 received, 60% packet loss, time 4026ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 440.543/939.190/1437.838/498.648 ms, pipe 2

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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (SOLVED)
« on: October 07, 2014, 10:26:38 pm »
At the moment, the internet is basically working (albeit not excellently), so I've only done the first of the three you gave me.

Here's the output:
ii  pepperflashplugin-nonfree            1.3ubuntu1                             i386         Pepper Flash Player - browser plugin

I'll be waiting for the chance to use the other two.

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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (SOLVED)
« on: October 07, 2014, 12:59:26 am »
Hi PCNetSpec,

I am afraid I must have been a little too enthusiastic. Shortly after I wrote you, the problem began again, though I haven't had time to deal with it yet. The internet does still work, but it cuts out frequently with the "aw, snap" page or the "This webpage is not available" page. No videos or websites involved higher connection can be viewed. The internet cuts in and out, sometimes entirely unavailable for several minutes (though always showing an internet connection) and some completely usable, except for to watch videos and such (previously my husband was able to watch videos without a problem, which tells me there should not be a plugin problem). At the moment, the connection is 60% , but we're not right next to the router, and I would not expect it to be very high. However, even being right next to the router does not seem to help. Any advice?

Kara

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New Users / Re: shortcuts to switch languages
« on: September 29, 2014, 05:39:11 am »
Again, thanks so much!

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New Users / shortcuts to switch languages (SOLVED)
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:48:46 am »
Hi all,

Is there a way to create a shortcut for switching from English to another language (like Thai)? Actually, for that matter, I haven't figured out the long-cut either. I've successfully installed Thai in the language support and can open Thai documents, but I don't know how to switch the alphabet I'm typing into in Thai.

Kara

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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint (SOLVED)
« on: September 28, 2014, 05:22:55 pm »
Good news: Wifi is still working great! As to the strength, it's now staying around 80-89% (though technically I am actually sitting right next to the router). It feels very responsive, and there's very little to no delay when pulling up webpages or internet based apps. Well done, sir.

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New Users / Re: very slow internet on Peppermint
« on: September 27, 2014, 07:08:39 am »
Then thank you so much! I'll mark this one as solved. Thanks for being patient!  :D

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