Internet Connection?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by seabass069, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. seabass069 macrumors regular

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    I have an iMac G5 w/isight and a Windows C both connected through 1 router which is connected to the cable modem. It seems that my Windows box is getting faster downloads than may iMac. Is this common that Macs are slower?
     
  2. seabass069 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I forgot to add that I am using Firefox on both machines.
     
  3. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Are you using ethernet as well? Mac aren't slower.
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Wired or wireless?
    What's the difference?
    How did you test?
     
  5. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    To be honest I have the same problem, I think that the Mac is more consistent when it downloads. If that makes since (It doesn't does it?):rolleyes:
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Strangely, my two Macs are significantly faster at downloading than my PC on my wireless network. I think it has something to do with the quality of the PC's wireless card though.
     
  7. seabass069 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, I am wired with ethernet. My Mac and Pc are connected throught the same router and cable modem. It just seems that mt PC is faster at downloads. I use Firefox w/ fasterfox on both.
     

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