[Solved]help, slow wifi in porteus with asus usb-n13

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[Solved]help, slow wifi in porteus with asus usb-n13

Post#1 by linuxnoob » 12 Oct 2013, 08:07

web surfing is noticebly slower, torrents are many times slower than normal

router is configured correctly as i get good speed in windows

i suspect firmware drivers arent cutting it even with the latest from slackware repo

ralink drivers are available on asus website but i havent a clue how to install them or make a module

please help as i really like porteus and want to continue using it, but this internet speed is painfully slow

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Re: help, slow wifi in porteus with asus usb-n13

Post#2 by linuxnoob » 12 Oct 2013, 13:36

according to an online speed test i'm only getting 5mbps down

does porteus come with the rt2870sta driver because i think thats what i need

i tried modprobe rt2870sta but that didnt work

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Re: help, slow wifi in porteus with asus usb-n13

Post#3 by brokenman » 12 Oct 2013, 14:35

After a quick search around it appears this amy be an upstream kernel bug.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1132381

From a console you can see which kernel module is being loaded with: nm-tool

From the info you uploaded it looks like: rtl8192cu

Some other people have had success by unloading the module and reloading with:
modprobe -r rtl8192cu
modprobe rtl8192cu swenc=1

Make sure you disconnect from the wifi first.
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Re: help, slow wifi in porteus with asus usb-n13

Post#4 by fanthom » 12 Oct 2013, 14:51

Ralink is not the same as Realtek (and your have a realtek chipset).

if the brokenman's trick wont help then kernel upgrade is the last resort. there is kernel compilation HOWTO posted on the main site if you are interested.
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Re: help, slow wifi in porteus with asus usb-n13

Post#5 by linuxnoob » 12 Oct 2013, 16:12

sorry brokenman that trick didnt work

its 2am here now so i might try a kernel compilation tomorrow but will that work my kernel is already 3.9.11

it seems theres two revisions of the usb-n13 one with a ralink chipset and the other with realtek chipset how can i be sure which one i have?

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Re: help, slow wifi in porteus with asus usb-n13

Post#6 by linuxnoob » 16 Oct 2013, 10:09

actually brokenman on closer inspection that trick seems to have worked. still testing it out but its more than usable atleast until a new porteus version comes out, so i'm marking this thread as solved, thanks for you help

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Re: [Solved]help, slow wifi in porteus with asus usb-n13

Post#7 by brokenman » 16 Oct 2013, 21:07

Beauty. Hopefully the next kernel version module works out for you. This chipset has been troublesome.
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