My internet is slow on Linux but fast on Windows

So I have download speeds up to 230mb/s on windows and 500kb/s on EndavourOS, as well as other flavours of Linux. I have a network antena(ish) connected to my motherboard giving me access to wifi. Downloading large files used to take me 1-2ish minutes on windows, but take an hour on Linux. Is there a way to fix this? Might it be a driver issue? Firewall issue? or something simmilar?

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What chip is it using?

inxi -Na
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Screenshot from 2023-06-12 23-32-15

Thank you for the fast response, this is what the command shows


Welcome to the forum! :smile:

Could also be that the mirrors are not working well, so you can update them and see if that helps.
Note that Welcome app supports program rate-mirrors too, so if you install it:

sudo pacman -S rate-mirrors

then Welcome shows a button with rate-mirrors to update the mirrors.

Edit: some info to look at:

Your wireless chip seems supported.



You may need to use some kernel parameters. Check the output of this command.

sudo modinfo iwlwifi

Edit: It could also be a firmware issue.

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Great feedback guys, is there a program that would let me remotely control my computer (write to the terminal) while i am away on my iphone

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Hey, this is the result of modinfo

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Hey, i tried this. However, it didnt work. I will look at those links you sent me and i’ll see if i can find anything.

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Yeah, it probably is about some driver setting(s) or firmware.

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Yeah, i’ve been looking on this documentation:

to see if i can find a driver for my card

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That should be the correct driver. Or did you already try this one?

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Hey, i didn’t see that. thank you for pointing it out. I have downloaded it, do you know how i would go about installing it?

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TBH, no, I don’t. I rarely have to do things like this, so I usually search for instructions. Here’s a quick one I found:

But pls keep in mind that I can’t guarantee that the info on this site is correct. But if you wait a bit I’m sure someone here will have an answer.

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The module it uses is iwlwifi. What I’m trying to figure out is which chip is it? They all support some form of WiFi 6 but the AX411 is newer.

What does this show? All three like the other command?

lshw -C network


lspci -k 


You can try disabling power save by creating the following.



options iwlwifi power_save=0 

I would not follow these instructions. They are talking about manually downloading iwlwifi-cc-a0-46.ucode and copying it to /lib/firmware.

But linux-firmware 20230404.2e92a49f-1 already contains newer versions of this driver:


Sorry, please forget my post here. I am just seeing now that you have a AX210 and I have AX200.

I also have “Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200” in my box:

  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280

But it has a different chip-id.

I do not have a wifi 6 router yet but I get 100 mb/s download speed. This is maximum with my router and far better than the 500kb/s you are seeing.

I did not do anything special to the setup.

Hi Guys,

Sorry to barge in here, I was wondering if someone would have an idea on all the possible options that can be used in the iwlwifi.conf file?

Been Googling for this but it’s just bits and pieces everywhere that are returned.

Many thanks in advance!!

You can check with

modinfo iwlwifi
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First of check if the problem is really with your wifi or with ethernet also. If the problem is with ethernet wire also, then it is a network configuration problem.

I had a similar problem. My symptom was that opening any website was taking time, but once it was loaded the speed was good. I mean it took time to open the youtube website, but once it is there, the video streaming was as fast as in Windows OS.

If the above symptom matches, perhaps it is due to using the avahi DNS resolver. Use the systemd-resolved DNS resolver instead.