Confusingly slow Internet speeds

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aminman15, May 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

    :confused:

    anyone exprerience the same problem?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #2
    could it be an update issue?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Australia
    #3
    i think it would be more to do with the provider than anything
    3g wireless is not exactly very "consistent"
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    May 16, 2010
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    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.....
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Damn British Telecom

    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! :)
     

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