Kali Linux slow update fix + Screenshots

After installing Kali Linux and running apt-get update if you notice slow downloads, then you could try the following to fix the issue:

Open Terminal and type the following:

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Your sources file may look like the one below (Notice the highlighted box that indicates http):

kali linux default apt-get sources file screenshot

Now, change the text (indicated in the box) from http to repo. So, after making the changes to your mirror list(sources file), it should look like the one below:

After changing kali linux mirror screenshot

Save and close the file.

Now, run the following to verify the download speeds from the new mirrors:

apt-get clean all
apt-get update

You should notice considerable difference in running updates. Do let me know in the comments section below if this worked.



Source: Kali Forums – inkbird