Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 31, 2011, 09:53 AM   #1
jdreier
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Computers are slow to connect to network / internet

Ok first here's my system setup. All my computers are wired via ethernet cables.

I've got a cable modem Linksys router (wrt54g), thats wired to a 8port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, All the computers are wired into the gigabit switch.

I'm running all mac computers, 2imacs, mac pro, 2 mac minis. The problem happens on all the computers so I imagine its not the computers.

My problem.

Whenever I want to open a new webpage, or connect to a computer it takes my computers a good 2 minutes to "start" a new connection. Its like they are searching for the internet connection. When they do connect, everything runs fine and is fast. It's just the initial process that takes forever.

This happens when i'm trying to connect to the internet, open a new safari window, and when i'm just trying to connect to another computer on the network.

I imagine my problem is somewhere within the linksys router and the 8 port gigabit switch.... but I have no idea what to look at or check. I've gone into the linksys router settings, and everything seems normal.

Anything i'm missing?


Thanks,
jdreier is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 31, 2011, 10:54 AM   #2
lythium
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: IL
Will the switch only do 1000? or will is backpeddle to 100?

speed/duplex mismatches between your linksys and switch will slow you down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdreier View Post
Ok first here's my system setup. All my computers are wired via ethernet cables.

I've got a cable modem Linksys router (wrt54g), thats wired to a 8port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, All the computers are wired into the gigabit switch.

I'm running all mac computers, 2imacs, mac pro, 2 mac minis. The problem happens on all the computers so I imagine its not the computers.

My problem.

Whenever I want to open a new webpage, or connect to a computer it takes my computers a good 2 minutes to "start" a new connection. Its like they are searching for the internet connection. When they do connect, everything runs fine and is fast. It's just the initial process that takes forever.

This happens when i'm trying to connect to the internet, open a new safari window, and when i'm just trying to connect to another computer on the network.

I imagine my problem is somewhere within the linksys router and the 8 port gigabit switch.... but I have no idea what to look at or check. I've gone into the linksys router settings, and everything seems normal.

Anything i'm missing?


Thanks,
__________________
2011 27" iMac i5/16/120SSD
2010 13" MBA 1.86/2/120SSD
iPhone 4 VZW
AppleTV
lythium is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 31, 2011, 11:00 AM   #3
jdreier
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
The switch is running 1000. Once all my computers are connected everything runs really fast. It's just the initial connecting process that is slow.

It happens when trying to connect within the LAN and to the internet.

I'll try disconnecting the linksys router and see if the LAN connections through the switch still lag, or if they fix themselves.

I wanna say it's because i'm using the super old linksys router connected to my cable modem.... but that doesn't explain the LAN problems. Unless the router and my switch are interfering with each other.
jdreier is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 31, 2011, 11:02 AM   #4
jdreier
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
... yes the switch will backpeddle to 100.

my switch is the NETGEAR ProSafe GS108 8-port Gigabit Desktop Switch
jdreier is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 31, 2011, 03:58 PM   #5
lythium
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: IL
i dunno then, it sounds almost like a proxy detection issue or something.
__________________
2011 27" iMac i5/16/120SSD
2010 13" MBA 1.86/2/120SSD
iPhone 4 VZW
AppleTV
lythium is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why does Mac OS say 3 users are connected to my shares? I'm the only one connected? alexreich Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking 7 Oct 2, 2011 02:16 PM
Can't connect to network/internet with my Linksys router Sundance2007 Mac Basics and Help 6 Jul 7, 2011 07:43 PM
Constantly having to use Network Diagnostics to connect to the internet covertsurfer OS X 3 Jun 20, 2011 06:19 AM
MBA slow to connect to network wordmunger MacBook Air 3 Sep 21, 2008 11:10 AM
Airport Extreme Base Station-How to connect to Comcast Internet,Networking with WinXP markw10 Mac Peripherals 0 Apr 5, 2007 02:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC