G5 (2006 isight) iMac and "high speed" internet issues

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hurd111, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I have a late 2006 G5 iMac with isight, and I have been experiencing some issues with my "high speed" internet. The iMac was in the shop for a while getting a new hard drive, and when I got it back, my internet was blazing fast. That lasted about a day and a half. Slowly the speed died down, from 1mb+ per second, to about 160kb per second. What is going on? :confused:

    I've had to deal with the slow internet speed for a while (also long before the computer was fixed), but I had never taken action, other than replacing my modem and router.

    I have a PC in the house connected though ethernet, so I know its not my airport.

    Any help? Thanks. :)
     
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    iBookG4user

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    If your iMac is connected through WiFi, have you tested another computer via WiFi to verify that it is not your router that is the culprit?
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Connect the Mac via ethernet and see what happens to the speed.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, yes, I did. My bud brought over his Macbook, and found that the internet was slow on his laptop too. :(
     
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    iBookG4user

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    Then it is the router. You said that you had an Airport? Open Airport Utility and select your Airport Router, then go to Base Station>Restore Default Settings. See if that speeds up your internet speeds.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    I will try this tomorrow.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow! That sped it up a lot! Thanks! :D

    But what do I do if it slows down again? I have a feeling it will. (will it?)
     

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