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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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internet on mba

hey,
so i'm staying in a student dormitory with my roommate. we have set up our wifi network. i have mba 2011, he has a dell laptop and his internet works faster.

For example, when we watch series online I always struggle with slow loading time and only few times a day can watch an episode without any lags, or waiting 1h for episode to load. On his computer loading time is superb.

what could it be? at home i dont' have this kind of problems and router is located much further
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:21 AM   #2
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hey,
so i'm staying in a student dormitory with my roommate. we have set up our wifi network. i have mba 2011, he has a dell laptop and his internet works faster.

For example, when we watch series online I always struggle with slow loading time and only few times a day can watch an episode without any lags, or waiting 1h for episode to load. On his computer loading time is superb.

what could it be? at home i dont' have this kind of problems and router is located much further
This is a router/traffic shaping issue, not a problem with your laptop. It could be the consequence of a variety of reasons, but a common example: a lot of routers give the first machine priority bandwidth/speed wise, and everyone else is left with what's left. See if you can tinker with your router's firmware/settings.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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uhm he did set up a network using his laptop, so this is why he has the priority?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:36 AM   #4
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Delete the saved network item in the network preference and re-establish the connection. Look .what happens.?
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