Your installation or update does not use the full bandwidth and is slow
Your mirror servers in /etc/apt/sources.list are not configured optimally
You can use the following command to install netselect and netselect-apt
apt-get install netselect
apt-get install netselect-apt
Now you run netselect-apt with the version of debian you want to install. e.g.
This will generate a sources.list file in the current directory which is optimal for your location on the internet. You can have a look at it and move it to /etc/apt to use this configuration.
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Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.