Internet only slow on one user profile?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sixx23, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, Im having a bit of issues with our mac.

    I have really good internet connection on my user profile [fast speed, good video streaming, etc], but when my mom logs into her profile the internet speed is at least half the speed that im running.

    Do you guys have any idea what it could be?

    Her's is no different than mine, other than about 100 bookmarks that she has.


    Also, we are running Firefox 3.6
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What other apps is she running, that the other profiles aren't running? AntiVirus? AdBlocking? Add-ons? Plug-Ins? What about Firewall settings? There are lots of variables that could cause that.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No Add-Ons.
    No Anti-Virus.
    No AdBlocking.
    No Plug-Ins.
    Firewall is off.
    Other profile is not running.
    Only "App" is Finder.
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    First, I'd turn the Firewall on, if it truly is off. Second, look at Activity Monitor to see if you recognize any processes running that could be using up bandwidth. You can also download Little Snitch, to see what apps are accessing the internet.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Turned the Firewall on.

    No processes are hogging up bandwidth, other than Firefox..obviously.

    And downloaded that, and nothing is affecting it.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are some funky processes running.

    They take up about 60-80% of system memory.
    It will jump around, and these processes will appear/reappear.

    Im talking specifically about the lsof, awk, pbs, etc.


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  7. macrumors regular

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    What widgets is she running in her dashboard?
     
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    ElectricSheep

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    Use the popup menu to switch from My Processes to All Processes, Hierarchically to see who spawned off those lsof jobs.
     
  9. macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    It's a widget that is causing this. Find out which one, remove it, kill the process and all will be good. Had a friend with this same issue.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    It was actually one of my mom's widgets on her dashboard.

    Ironic, considering the widget is supplied by Apple. (Weather) :p
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It fixed the internet, but!
    Our system processes are using 60-75%, and user is about 30%?

    Is this normal?
     

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