Author Topic: Am I the only experiencing very slow download times from the mirrors?  (Read 1213 times)

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Offline JustAPatsy

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Hello,

I live in the United States and have installed the net edition, but when I try to start adding things from the repos I find that I cannot get speeds of more than 5kb/s out of the mirrors, and its often more like bytes per second. I have tried using pacman-mirrors -g to rank the mirrors but they are all slow for me. Various web based internet connection tools are showing that I get downloads speeds from 4-10mb/s on the same machine. Thank you for any input.

Offline PingoDindo

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Did you try rank mirrors as in here?

It could be particular mirror not all in general, I am having usual good speed. Rank mirrors and retry.
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Offline JustAPatsy

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Yes, in my original post I stated that I had ranked the mirrors using the 'pacman-mirrors' command but that all of the mirrors were slow for me. I dusted off my old netbook and found that I get normal speeds from the mirrors. My newer machine, the one that just took about half of an hour to sync its repositories, is a Dell Inspiron 5737 the wireless card is IntelĀ® 7260BGN + BT4.0 [IntelĀ® Wireless-N 7260 BGN + Bluetooth 4.0].

I just had the bright idea to use a wired connection and the download speeds from the mirrors jumped up to around 250k/s. so perhaps its an issue with the driver?

For more context, I am running a fresh installation of manjaro-openbox 8.10. along side ubuntu and windows both of with which I have not experienced issues with the wireless connection being slow.

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Sorry, skipped you already tried it. Based on what you say seems to be a issue with wi-fi card.

Can you try another kernel? Older or newer, try and see which one gives you best bang of the bandwidth.
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Offline JustAPatsy

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Ok, I did what you are supposed to do after installation and performed a system update with pacman which updated which the kernel from 3.12.20 to 3.12.30. Now I am getting normal download speeds over wi-fi. Thanks.