Every so often I seem to switch back and forth between using Windows and Linux as my primary platform.
There are advantages to each. I actually prefer linux for localhost development, but that's not what I am wirting about here.
The latest version of Wubi.exe yields Ubuntu 11.10 and my install was a breeze. However, right out of the box the download speeds were "Poopie" to say the least.
Found out that it is the the wireless part of the system and found the solutuion, thanks to the follwing forum post by Jay @ Peppermint
It worked for me and maybe it will work for you.