[SOLVED] Problem with network in all non-native applications

I am facing issues with internet speed and response in everything which is non-native. Be it a browser which is anything except FireDragon, or be it Zoom VC. The network completely shuts down when using a browser and works in spurts but not consistent. For eg- when I am trying to navigate to a webpage, it would load for 7-8 seconds without a single byte downloaded, then instantly it reaches the speed it is supposed to. This is the case with most high-end server sites like YT and Facebook. At first I thought it was a problem with Chromium based browsers since I used Brave, Chromium and Opera and they all responded in the same way, but it was the same with Firefox as well. Today I discovered that Zoom is responding in the same way. All this has happened before when I was using the Gnome version of Garuda, and I updated the linux-zen kernel (or the system which I am not sure what is the cause). The same happened when I updated the Dr4gonized version yesterday.

I do have some clue into the matter though. It seems that when I initially installed Brave from AUR, it was an old version which had many problems with adblocking. So I had to install the brave-bin package. It seems that after installing it, some new packages were also introduced which seem to have caused the problem.
Please help.

Your journal should contain ideas of what may have been added or changed. And what results do a different kernel, say the LTS, provide?

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It probably isn't a kernel problem since the network is still working fine with Native apps and there are numerous others who are using the same kernel without any problem.

It might be a problem with Network drivers. I checked the dependencies brave-bin relies on, and they are actually less than what the original required. But I also did see it upgrading certain packages. I am unable to access the list since they are already upgraded and won't show up.

I will try to get the list and also reinstall the drivers.

Please try testing your download and browsing speeds from a live KDE boot disk. Then test the speeds wth Gnome and LXQT.

It sounds like you could have made a lot of changes and without knowing all you've changed it is hard to hazard a guess at what's causing this.

Is a firewall enabled? if so, test disabling it temporarily.

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It seems the problem has been fixed, I simply went to Garuda Assistant and clicked on "Apply new configs/ Restore to default" and boom it is all working fine now. Even the internet speed which was seen in the native FireDragon has increased significantly in speedtests.

Looks like some upgrade or installation made some changes which has been corrected. I will surely inspect more into the problem caused and give an exact answer later.
But for now here is the post.

System: Kernel: 5.12.3-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=600e34d5-4939-4e33-b73b-3e2a7f5717fb rw [email protected] quiet splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
resume=UUID=2a459528-efa8-4fb8-b0a3-2d85883cb1f8 loglevel=3
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Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine: Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ROG Strix G731GT_G731GT v: 1.0 serial:
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G731GT v: 1.0 serial: UEFI: American Megatrends
v: G731GT.306 date: 03/11/2020
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 29.1 Wh (62.3%) condition: 46.7/50.5 Wh (92.4%) volts: 12.5
min: 12.5 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Not charging
CPU: Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-9300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake
note: check family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: D (13) microcode: DE cache:
L2: 8 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38400
Speed: 3750 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3750 2: 4055 3: 4041
4: 4041 5: 3979 6: 4052 7: 4002 8: 3998
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nvidia v: 465.27 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1f91 class-ID: 0300
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s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 120 dpi: 128 size: 382x215mm (15.0x8.5")
diag: 438mm (17.3")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.0
direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK 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
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.3-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.27 running: yes
Network: Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
port: 5000 bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac:
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: eno2 state: down mac:
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: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address:
Drives: Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 14.97 GiB (3.1%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Micron model: 2200V MTFDHBA512TCK
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4
rotation: SSD serial: rev: P1MA0V4 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 21.69 GiB size: 21.69 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.97 GiB (69.0%)
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ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) used: 580 KiB (0.1%)
fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
ID-3: /home raw-size: 21.69 GiB size: 21.69 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.97 GiB (69.0%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 21.69 GiB size: 21.69 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.97 GiB (69.0%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 21.69 GiB size: 21.69 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.97 GiB (69.0%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7
Swap: Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.81 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 975.2 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 975.2 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram1
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 975.2 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram2
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 975.2 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram3
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 975.2 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram4
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 975.2 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram5
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 975.2 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram6
ID-9: swap-9 type: zram size: 975.2 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3900
Info: Processes: 278 Uptime: 47m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.62 GiB used: 3.63 GiB (47.6%)
Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0
Packages: 1277 pacman: 1271 lib: 302 flatpak: 6 Shell: fish v: 3.2.2
running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.04
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If you include terminal outputs in your post please use the proper output format in your post. Using "~" 3 times above and "~" 3 times below the text block will provide a readable, raw look.

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