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Connection on Wi fi gone slow

asked 2018-10-17 12:51:23 -0500

SimoneDC gravatar image

Hello everybody, I'm running fedora 28 freshly installed yesterday. The problem is that on windows I was getting a stable 150mbps in download (the actual limit of my wifi card) since I have a 500mbps connection, but now that I'm running Fedora the speed dropped to 35mbps.

On all other computers with windows is fine, so I guess it's something wrong with Fedora. Maybe the drivers? Maybe a speed limitation coming from somewhee ove the rainbow? I don't know but I hope you can help me find out.


13:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 804b
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 48
Region 0: I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at d3000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: rtl8188ee
Kernel modules: rtl8188ee
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How do you measure your connection speed, with ? How do you connect, with NetworkManager?

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-10-18 06:48:42 -0500 )edit

The speed has been measured with speed test from ookla and also on a simple download from steam (no limits download setup).

Sorry what do you mean with "How do you conect, with NetworkManager?"

SimoneDC gravatar imageSimoneDC ( 2018-10-18 08:37:41 -0500 )edit

How do you activate wifi? What do you use, Gnome, kde, etc? What speed do you obtain over ethernet?

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-10-18 14:21:59 -0500 )edit

I have Fedora28 Workstation Gnome desktop and I just turn on the wifi as usual, just turn on the laptop and connect to my wifi. I wanted to try with Ethernet connection but sadly I cannot actually connect with lan cable since I don't have one, I should buy but I know that the Hardware is fine and the modem too since it was working properly before installing Fedora.

Actually on my other laptop, a netbook, I didn't had this problem the speed has always been fine, but I have Fedora Mate on the netbook.

SimoneDC gravatar imageSimoneDC ( 2018-10-18 16:43:49 -0500 )edit

Connect as usual what? By telepathy? The computer guesses the correct wifi ssid and the password without knowledge? Or do you enter this information? In the latter case, how do you do that? If not, I want one too.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-10-18 17:25:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-11-01 15:07:44 -0500

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I've updated my laptop to fedora 29 and the connection now works perfectly fine. Thank you all for your help anyway.

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