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#1 HDWildBill ONLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 08:06 PM

All you that use Linux here is a little tweak I just discovered that can possibly speed up your internet connection. It did mine. I can't take credit for this, a guy name Jay posted this over on the Peppermint OS forum. This is supposed to work on all Distro's

Here is what you do:

1. Go to Accessories and open up a terminal.
For a wireless connection type in iwconfig and for a wired connection type in ipconfig
Note the adapter name you are using for you internet connection eth0, eth1, wanl0 etc

2. now open another terminal and type in sudo gedit /etc/rc.local
Note: substitue what ever text editor you us in your distro.
a: supply your root pasword Note you will not be able to see it
b: when your editor opens go the the bottom and just before the exit command type in iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M substitute wlan0 for what ever your adapter is.

The end of your file should look something like this:
# By default this script does nothing.
iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M
exit 0

c: save the file and exit the editor and both terminals.

3: Reboot your computer and then check out how much faster it is. At least mine was.

Here is the link for the actual post over at Peppermint Os

Hope it works for you too.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 09:56 PM

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No command 'ipconfig' found, did you mean:
Command 'tpconfig' from package 'tpconfig' (universe) - not installed on some Linux OS, to use must install
Command 'iwconfig' from package 'wireless-tools' (main)
Command 'ifconfig' from package 'net-tools' (main) - used for wired connection

ipconfig is used for Windows not Linux or Unix

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 09:53 AM

OOP's my bad! Yes ifconfig.




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