17" iMac wireless is slowww!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by EM87, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. EM87 macrumors regular

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    My 17" iMac can not seem to get a decent download rate! Using speedtest.net I get 65KB/s (kilobytes, not bits) but on my PS3 (also is connected via wireless) and PC I get between 160KB/s and 200KB/s. My PS3 gets less signal strength as well but it is still three times faster so I am thinking that maybe there is a problem with my iMac's wireless card or is is this just normal for Mac's? If this is a problem is there anyway for it to be fixed?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    My iMac gets well over 5000kbps, so that removes Macs being slow as a pollibility. Have you tried positioning your router closer to you iMac? Wireless cards are kinda of a rare problem, I would call Apple and see what they have to say about it.
     

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