internet on mba

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rocoloco, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    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
  2. macrumors member

    May 16, 2012
    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    uhm he did set up a network using his laptop, so this is why he has the priority?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2012
    Delete the saved network item in the network preference and re-establish the connection. Look .what happens.?

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