Slow internet speed on Ubuntu wifi SOLVED. I recently upgraded the operating system on my office laptop. I prefer to utilize the open-source Linux system Ubuntu since this laptop is used primarily for internet browsing and printing. I did, however, encounter a major problem after upgrading. I could no longer print and my internet was painfully slow. AAHGG!!!
After hours of searching Google and attempting different fixes I am still unable to print from this laptop. I also searched for hours regarding the slow internet. Most forums and sites spoke about disabling ipv6, hardware vs software encryption, disabling wireless N on your router but none of these solutions fixed my problem. Then I stumbled upon this blog. Chris Nelson points out that “the problem lies in network-manager”. So I followed his advice and installed WICD. Now my internet is as fast as ever (maybe even faster?)!
If you would like to try this fix and see if it solves your “slower-than-molasses” internet connection then enter the following code into a terminal:
sudo apt-get install wicd
sudo apt-get remove network-manager
I have come to realize that repairing the computer’s wifi has also fixed the wifi printing. Apparently the computer was having trouble connecting wirelessly to the network and to the printer. I thought it was an issue with the drivers but it wasn’t. Now that the computer is fully connected to the wireless router with no problems it can also connect and print to the wifi printer perfectly. That’s great!