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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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Slow wifi on iMac and MacBook Pro

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Over the last 7 weeks I have noticed safari much slower than previously. Using a a broadband speed checker, I'm getting 8.5mb on my IPad and iPhone BUT my imac and MacBook Pro struggle to get 2mb!!

I have checked he router and there is 11.5mb broadband moving in.

Does anyone know what he problem may be or settings I need to change to fix this?

I want to get this sorted before my new imac 27, i7, iTB fusion, 680mx arrives
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:42 AM   #2
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Guys

Over the last 7 weeks I have noticed safari much slower than previously. Using a a broadband speed checker, I'm getting 8.5mb on my IPad and iPhone BUT my imac and MacBook Pro struggle to get 2mb!!

I have checked he router and there is 11.5mb broadband moving in.

Does anyone know what he problem may be or settings I need to change to fix this?

I want to get this sorted before my new imac 27, i7, iTB fusion, 680mx arrives
Wi-Fi will generally be slower than data cable. I'm on 100Mbps and get just over that with a data cable connected to my iMac. About 98 with Time Capsule Wi-Fi on the floor. And downstairs though a concrete floor it's down to 20Mbps on my iPad...
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:44 AM   #3
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UPDATE:

When i plug in an ethernet cable i get 8.5 to 9mb

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Wi-Fi will generally be slower than data cable. I'm on 100Mbps and get just over that with a data cable connected to my iMac. About 98 with Time Capsule Wi-Fi on the floor. And downstairs though a concrete floor it's down to 20Mbps on my iPad...
Thanks, but i am sitting 6ft from the router and my iPad, iphone get 8.5mb and my macbook pro in the same place gets 2mb... surely this is not right?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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Have you got many other access points in the area? It's possible the 2.4ghz band is clogged up. On my Airport Extreme I get pish speeds on 2.4. On 5ghz I get just over 200mbps. I'm the only one in the area with 5ghz
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:03 AM   #5
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I don't get it. Today I tested my old mac and my new mac (late 2012 21.5) and guess what? The Wifi on my old mac gives me a speed of approx 50Mbit/s , while the new mac gives around 2MBit/s (see screenshot attached).

They connect via the same airport express to my modem.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:48 PM   #6
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My iMac won't hold a 5ghz connection, neither will the MBP, the macbook sometimes won't stream video when everything else will. I have a 14mb connection.

my late 2009 iMac never had an issue with the wifi so I'm assuming they started using dodgy cards after 2009.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:42 PM   #7
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My iMac won't hold a 5ghz connection, neither will the MBP, the macbook sometimes won't stream video when everything else will. I have a 14mb connection.

my late 2009 iMac never had an issue with the wifi so I'm assuming they started using dodgy cards after 2009.
What a load of rubbish - using dodgy cards. The cards they use now are better than the cards back then.

Op - best thing to do is try changing the wireless channel on your router, and maybe try a different band too.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:24 PM   #8
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What a load of rubbish - using dodgy cards. The cards they use now are better than the cards back then.

Op - best thing to do is try changing the wireless channel on your router, and maybe try a different band too.
Hi Brian, thanks i did try that with the Internet provider, in fact I went through 10 different channels.

I had a session booked with Apple but I couldnt keep the telephone appointment. If you google the problem there are lots of different suggestions, somehow I think I have tried them all so far
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What a load of rubbish - using dodgy cards. The cards they use now are better than the cards back then.

Op - best thing to do is try changing the wireless channel on your router, and maybe try a different band too.
I didn't say they were, just a theory. no need to be rude.
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