Slow net speed in garuda-dragonized-kde

Hello everyone. I installed the garuda-dragonized-kde to my pc as my daily drive. But I run in to problem right from the beginning. The internet speed is really really slow. I tried some of the forum suggestions, like disabling the wifi powersave and the mac address randomization. But other than that I'm a total n00b. Only garuda is installed in the pc ( I mean no dual boot with anything what so ever.) I know its not the router coz I tried it in other places with much more faster internet speed than mine with the same result. So please help or if any one could point me to the right direction.
The specs of my pc is a dell i7 8th generation with 12gigs of ram, Kernel: 5.11.1-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits, KDE Plasma 5.21.1, Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi

NB: The slow net speed is not only on for the update and upgrade but also for general stuff like browsing the internet

Try this:

echo "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=8" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf 

Then reboot.

Welcome to Garuda.


Thank you for the replay. I just checked the internet speed using and the result says with I have a 2mb download but I'm getting not more than 200kbs.

And I did exactly what u told me to do and reboot the system

Try this:

echo "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf 

Then reboot.


How much speed are you actually expecting? I mean are you having other devices connected to same network with more speed?


This is very out-of-date. Fully update your system and try again.

You also want to try with an Ethernet cable.


This is an older adapter that is no longer actively supported by Intel. It is well known for having issues and limited solutions.

Please install the LTS kernel and headers and test your speeds. The linux and linux-mainline kernels and possibly others may also be worth testing.

Please post:

sudo dmesg | grep -Ei '08:00.0\|wlan\|iwl\|80211|firmware'

keep in mind will measure in Mbps (megabit) and not MBps (megabyte).
2 Mbps = 256 kB/s. If 2 Mbps is what you are expecting from your ISP and modem, then 200kB/s download speed is "normal".


I gave you a troubleshooting suggestion a week ago, and I also requested that you post an output a week ago

If you request assistance and then do not follow up on suggestions and requests for logs or information from forum assistants in a timely manner then it makes it seem your thread has been abandoned. You were online the day before yesterday and it would have taken all of thirty seconds to post the requested output, but you did not. This also makes it seem as though this thread is no longer being actively pursued anymore.

I am putting a timed lock down on your thread for two days from today to give you a chance to post the outputs I requested. If your thread has passed the auto-lock date, you can request your thread be reopened. You can PM another mod if you want this thread reopened as I am no longer accepting PM's.


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