Increase the speed of the internet in Linux Mint

Increase the speed of the internet in Linux Mint
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Recently, I moved to Linux and chose the Linux Mint distribution, which is also suitable for Windows fans as its appearance is more about Windows than Ubuntu's version. However, while it was all good, I noticed that there is a problem with the internet connection, which is literally slow.

After searching on related blogs, I found that the problem is due to the "IPv6" connection, which should be disabled to allow us to get the most out of our connection.

The following way works in Ubuntu distributions too, but I tried it at Mint 14.

Open a terminal Window and give the below command (Give your password when asked):
sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf

When the word processor opens, go at the end and put the commands below:
#disable ipv6
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1

Save the file and close the word processor. Then give this command for the changes to be enabled:

sudo sysctl -p

Now go to the Speedtest page to test your connection. You can restore the system at any time, by deleting the "sysctl.conf" file.

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Welcome to my blog. My name is Akis Mparekas. I am a freelance web developer from Greece and I have been involved in SEO, Website Migration (transferring content from a site, eg blogger to WordPress), website optimization, and web scraping (extracting content from one or more sites) for years.

At the same time I am taking my first steps in game development (unity) and animation (blender). I also create cool stuff, either for work or for fun. When I have time, I write tutorials and I blog.

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