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Re: Slow download
« Reply #210 on: July 21, 2013, 11:25:46 am »
Dunno if this is possible somehow in Linux .. but in Windows you use an application called SetIP

see page 34 here:
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201107/20110722094633890/EN/english.pdf

But once the IP is set it doesn't matter what OS is used .. so you may have to use a windows PC to set the static IP.

If you haven't got a Windows PC, let us know and we'll see if there's a way to do it within Linux.

On most printers it can be achieved on the printer itself, by use of the configuration buttons .. but samsung seem to have had a brain fart moment where Linux is concerned  ::)

SetIP (for Windows) can be downloaded here:
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/SW/201108/20110811153648878/SetIP_V1.05.03.exe

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Re: Slow download
« Reply #211 on: July 21, 2013, 11:53:49 am »
There is a method of using SetIP in Linux.
If you go to page 36...
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Re: Slow download
« Reply #211 on: July 21, 2013, 11:53:49 am »

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Re: Slow download
« Reply #212 on: July 21, 2013, 12:41:26 pm »
Well spotted SeZo .. shows how lazy I was feeling earlier, just 2 pages further on  ::)

@ Samsung .. I apologise for my earlier comment :)
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Re: Slow download
« Reply #213 on: July 21, 2013, 12:54:22 pm »
I have a Windows 7 installation so I can use either Windows or Linux whatever you think is best or easiest

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Re: Slow download
« Reply #214 on: July 21, 2013, 01:02:55 pm »
Unless you know where to find the SetIPApplet.html file .. probably easiest to go the Windows route with the executable above.
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Re: Slow download
« Reply #214 on: July 21, 2013, 01:02:55 pm »

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Re: Slow download
« Reply #215 on: July 21, 2013, 01:51:22 pm »
Ok I'll download the .exe and let you know how I get on

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Re: Slow download
« Reply #216 on: July 21, 2013, 05:21:14 pm »
Well to get back on track I've set all PC's on my network to static IP and everything is fine except for the offending PC which is still only giving me around 1 mbps download speed, we've covered a lot of ground on this without success so is there any point in pursuing this any further, because I don't want to waste anybodys time


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Re: Slow download
« Reply #217 on: July 21, 2013, 05:36:38 pm »
It would be handy (now) to see how a LiveCD/LiveUSB compares.

Here's an idea .. is this system simply at the boundary of it's resources ? .. with the web browser open and running the speed test .. whats the output from:
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top
hit Ctrl+C to stop top from running, so you can copy/paste the output.

also what's the output from:
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free -m
Also run whilst doing the speedtest

Also the same outputs whilst downloading something may be informative too
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Re: Slow download
« Reply #218 on: July 21, 2013, 05:47:03 pm »
Ok heres the top output while running broadbandspeedchecker

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[email protected] ~ $ top

top - 17:39:47 up 58 min,  3 users,  load average: 2.02, 0.96, 0.69
Tasks: 148 total,   3 running, 145 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 64.7 us, 27.1 sy,  1.0 ni,  0.3 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  6.9 si,  0.0 st
KiB Mem:   2324308 total,  1260156 used,  1064152 free,    53716 buffers
KiB Swap:  1571836 total,        0 used,  1571836 free,   829916 cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S  %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND           
31457 pat       20   0  289m  89m  29m S  30.2  3.9   1:37.37 chromium-browse   
 1239 root      20   0  116m  50m  23m R  24.3  2.2   3:38.45 Xorg             
 3213 pat       20   0  513m  79m  48m S  12.1  3.5   3:04.07 chromium-browse   
10527 pat       20   0  222m  42m  28m S  10.8  1.9   0:06.33 chromium-browse   
 1232 root      35  15  4932 2100  856 S   7.2  0.1   0:33.57 preload           
31448 pat       20   0  218m  38m  22m S   1.0  1.7   0:24.81 chromium-browse   
   10 root      20   0     0    0    0 R   0.7  0.0   0:05.84 rcu_sched         
 2585 pat       20   0 45956   9m 8124 S   0.7  0.4   0:19.47 xfwm4             
 2640 pat       20   0  166m  23m  13m S   0.7  1.0   0:21.09 python           
 8233 pat       20   0  158m  12m 9.9m S   0.7  0.5   0:00.50 lxterminal       
11461 pat       20   0  6424 1256  912 R   0.7  0.1   0:00.05 top               
    3 root      20   0     0    0    0 S   0.3  0.0   0:02.08 ksoftirqd/0       
    1 root      20   0  3900 2216 1288 S   0.0  0.1   0:03.68 init             
    2 root      20   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kthreadd         
    5 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kworker/0:0H     
    7 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kworker/u:0H     
    8 root      rt   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 migration/0       
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free-m

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[email protected] ~ $ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          2269       1250       1019          0         52        815
-/+ buffers/cache:        381       1888
Swap:         1534          0       1534
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Re: Slow download
« Reply #218 on: July 21, 2013, 05:47:03 pm »

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Re: Slow download
« Reply #219 on: July 21, 2013, 06:14:13 pm »
With all web browsers closed (preferably all apps closed), run:
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31525164/FunnyComb-Beta5.tar.gz

Wait for the transfer to start .. then you'll see something at the bottom of the terminal similar to:

36% [=============>                         ] 46,725,881   937KB/s  eta 94s

What's the figure I've highlighted red ?

Ctrl+C should end the transfer .. as should closing the terminal.
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« Reply #220 on: July 21, 2013, 06:23:16 pm »
I hit ctrl-c  during the downlod here'sd the output, hope it tells yopu more than it tells me

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[email protected] ~ $ wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31525164/FunnyComb-Beta5.tar.gz
--2013-07-21 18:17:11--  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31525164/FunnyComb-Beta5.tar.gz
Resolving dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)... 23.21.51.225
Connecting to dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)|23.21.51.225|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 129524052 (124M) [application/x-tar]
Saving to: ‘FunnyComb-Beta5.tar.gz’

 1% [                                       ] 1,576,413    146KB/s  eta 12m 28s^C
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Re: Slow download
« Reply #221 on: July 21, 2013, 06:31:18 pm »
Yeh, it tells me your download speed sucks ;)
(and it aint the browser)

This is an odd one this ..

a) router and external connection must be OK if other PC's aren't slow
b) wireless has been pretty much ruled out if it was slow on ethernet too
c) IP conflicts have been ruled out by using static IP's

So as far as I can see, it MUST be sommat in the OS itself .. which is why I'd like to try PM3 .. maybe the earlier idea (that we never got to test properly, did we?) of turning PM3 into a PM4(alike)

Try a LiveCD of peppermint 3 again, and see what speedtest reports.
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Re: Slow download
« Reply #222 on: July 21, 2013, 07:57:19 pm »
Well Mark just so as not to make this too simple I tried to install PM3  on this PC and the installer kept crashing that's how I ended up with Zorin but it wasn't any better

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« Reply #223 on: July 21, 2013, 08:00:19 pm »
Missed the last sentence of your post there I can load a live PM3 CD but I can't install it

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Re: Slow download
« Reply #224 on: July 21, 2013, 08:04:37 pm »
I was just more interested in whether another distro with an earlier (substantially different) kernel would have made a difference.

If you've tried Zorin and it's based on the 3.2 kernel, and is still useless (even on an ethernet cable), then I'm gonna have to say this is probably a lost cause :(

I suppose testing from a Live session would rule out the HDD I/O as a factor ???

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