View Full Version : Confusingly slow Internet speeds

May 30, 2010, 12:12 AM
Hi all

I love my mba, and never had internet issues, I use a wireless connection Via Bt Broadband. My mba has been a very good machine to me for the last 2 years, but just the other day I put my mba to sleep for just over 10 hours (which i never do) and after waking it up i noticed the internet speeds slowed down significantly.. I've been trying figure out what is caused this and why it's happening but to no avail.. The only thing i could blame it on was the sleep mode? am i right in thinking this?

My download speeds went down as much as 30kb/s and no more, even with Megaupload Premium! .. I did a Speed test and it showed
0.24 mb/s Ds
0.21 mb/s Us


anyone exprerience the same problem?

May 30, 2010, 03:49 AM
could it be an update issue?

iSpoody 1243
May 30, 2010, 04:18 AM
i think it would be more to do with the provider than anything
3g wireless is not exactly very "consistent"

May 31, 2010, 04:15 PM
Hey I was having the same problem with my air, but the other computers on the same internet connection seemed to be fine....turned out my router(airport) just needed a restart...if you havn't already tried restarting the router, give it a go.....

Jun 1, 2010, 12:22 AM
Thank you guys for your quick replys.

It turns out i've exceeded my providers download limit. Even though I'm subscribed to BT's unlimited connection, they have a limit on your monthly downloads where you can only download 100gb per month.. if you exceed it your connection speeds are slowed down for peak hours for 30 days!:mad: can you believe that ish! anyways thanks again guys and sorry for wasting your time, and great site btw! :)