Slow internet issue

Hello Garuda users!

i recently got started on garuda after trying distro after distro trying to find the perfect one for me and when i found out about garuda i instantly installed it and deleted the distro i was using which i thought was perfect for me but seems it wasnt after all

but well let me go straight to my issue:

so since i have installed linux on my computer my internet has been a little bit slow even tho in tests in speedtest.net and fast.com says i got 200mbps [speed i have in my internet plan] i seem to not be able to use more than 25mbps downloading apps, games etc etc i have tried changing drivers [using a r8168 network card] resetting os many times changing every setting i could find in my network settings/terminal and even up to disabling IPV6 but nothing has worked im posting here in the forums to see if someone can help me out since i got no more options.

information that may be necesary

garuda-inxi:

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╰─λ garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 5.18.15-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=90c23ed6-e523-4048-9e19-9e0729d47f9b rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-cx0xxx
v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 8478 v: 70.60 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Insyde
v: F.25 date: 11/13/2020
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 38.7 Wh (85.1%) condition: 45.5/52.8 Wh (86.2%)
volts: 12.4 min: 11.6 model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion
serial: <filter> status: N/A
Device-1: apple_mfi_fastcharge model: N/A serial: N/A charge: N/A
status: N/A
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-8300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 8 built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158)
stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3663 high: 3902 min/max: 800/4000 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3025 2: 3901 3: 3900
4: 3902 5: 3665 6: 3116 7: 3900 8: 3901 bogomips: 36799
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: nvidia v: 515.57 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-07) arch: Pascal code: GP10x
process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
ports: active: none empty: HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c8d
class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Wide Vision HD
Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:3
chip-ID: 05c8:03bc class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia gpu: i915
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP-1-1 model: BOE Display 0x07a1 built: 2016
res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6")
diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA
515.57 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fb9 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.15-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8168 v: 8.050.03-NAPI modules: r8169 pcie:
gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: enp0s20f0u4c4i2 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB
driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:4 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.4 TiB used: 18.74 GiB (1.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNU512GZ
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 002C
temp: 46.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SanDisk model: TEAM T253X2001T
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 7B0 scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 18.74 GiB
(3.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 608 KiB
(0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 18.74
GiB (3.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 18.74
GiB (3.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 18.74
GiB (3.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.52 GiB used: 2.2 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 67.0 C pch: 66.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 322 Uptime: 28m wakeups: 6 Memory: 15.52 GiB used: 5.07 GiB
(32.7%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1740 lib: 515 flatpak: 0
Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.5-1):
System install date:     2022-08-01
Last full system update: 2022-08-01 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

ethtool eno1:

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╰─λ ethtool eno1
Settings for eno1:
Supported ports: [ TP ]
Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
1000baseT/Full
Supported pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Supported FEC modes: Not reported
Advertised link modes:  1000baseT/Full
Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised FEC modes: Not reported
Link partner advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
Link partner advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
Link partner advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Link partner advertised FEC modes: Not reported
Speed: 1000Mb/s
Duplex: Full
Auto-negotiation: on
Port: Twisted Pair
PHYAD: 0
Transceiver: internal
MDI-X: Unknown
netlink error: Operation not permitted
Current message level: 0x00000033 (51)
drv probe ifdown ifup
Link detected: yes

inxi -N

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╰─λ inxi -N
Network:
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: r8168

problem happens while connected to wifi too so its a general network issue it seems

Internet speed tests are generally in Mbps (Megabit), while apps/games are MB/s (Megabyte), though on occasion I have seen the wrong acronym in an app.

In most cases, if you have a 100 Mbps connection your download speed would be 12.5 MB/s. Your numbers indicate that you are getting 200 Mbps and the second number is actually most likely MB/s, which would make 25 correct. The following page has information on the conversion, and a reference chart at the bottom Mbps to MBs.

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Also keep in mind that low-end ISPs will prioritise speed test sites to make their service look better, but when it comes to general use you get lower speeds.

Given you are getting line speed with the speed tests then there's nothing wrong with Garuda.

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