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I got this netbook from my friend when he bought a new one. All it needed was a charger and it was up and running again. I wiped his HD and installed Debian (crunchbang) and noticed immediately that the network connection (wired) was very slow. Updating and Upgrading was taking forever!

After it finished, I tried to use scp to move a larger file from one computer on the network to it. The .iso for crunchbang moved at a whopping 9 MB/s. Updating and Upgrading was a bit better, at around 30 kB/s. Using netselect-apt to find the fastest mirror bumped that up to 212 kB/s.

28.77 Mb/s / 17.62 Mb/s

I don't expect gigabit speeds over my network, but I wouldexpect around 100 Mb/s for local.

I can get more info if needed. It's not the cable, I've tried three (including the ones that I use for my desktops) and it's always the same.

wget --output-document=/dev/null shows my download speed at 27.5K/s, and it topped at around 60.2K/s for a few seconds before dropping back down.

Using the newest images for the distro, the speed is just fine. When it's finished upgrading and setting everything up, I might be able to compare what was set up before with what is being used now to figure out what the issue was. I much prefer the older version of the distro, but won't be on this computer much anyway.

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I can't stand having an unanswered question in my "Questions" section. Updating the kernel worked great, no issues with it at all anymore. (other than b43 wireless, woo boy).

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