Monday, June 14, 2010

Ubuntu slow internet connection

I'm running Ubuntu Karmic Koala on a Dell Latitude D620. I've had a pretty tough time with wireless. Broadcom's support for Linux is terrible.

Yesterday my browsers became ridiculously slow. Running "ping" or "host" from Konsole showed that the problem wasn't networking.

I found a few posts suggesting that I disable IPv6 and reboot. I created a file "/etc/modprobe.d/bad_list", added "alias net-pf-10 off" and rebooted. Much better.

I was on another machine and don't have links to the actual posts from Linux forums and Ubuntu's forums. My apologies to the solution's authors.

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