Internet slow on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by deggs37, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    May 23, 2006
    Hey guys, I have had my MacBook Pro since May now and I have noticed that the internet on safari is very slow, almost like dial up. My downloads are fine it is just the surfing the net part. I know that it is not my modem or anything like that responsible because I have used windows computers fine. I have also tried booting up into windows from the macbook and the internet is normal on there as well. I have tried using FireFox and Opera on the mac and it is just as slow. I have the 1.8 macbook pro with 2 gigs of ram and a 5400rpm drive. Any suggestions?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
    Try an online internet speed test in Windows using Boot Camp and OSX. Still a difference?
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    Hmm. I have a MacBook Pro as well, but I have yet to have any issues with internet connection. I do have the newer 2.0 Ghz though, so that may have something to do with it. I'd contact your ISP, and if that doesn't work, then you should try contacting Apple.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    May 23, 2006
    I did two tests on each

    Mac - Safari
    1st - 4800kbps
    2nd - 289kbps:eek:

    Windows - Internet Explorer
    1st - 4400kbps
    2nd - 4300kbps
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
    Hmmm. Strange indeed. I would try a couple more tests in Safari, no change then call Apple.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chandler, AZ/Chicago, IL
    I also have noticed that my internet is slow in my MacBook. I ran speed tests after reading the replies above and i am currently 83.6% slower than other people that have the same internet service as me (Cox High Speed Internet):mad: Could it be a problem with the internal build in airport card? Cause my HP laptop is very fast on the internet!

    Current Speed test numbers
    Download 681kbps
    Upload 405kbps
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
  7. macrumors 68030


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    I had trouble downloading from Comcast, and I found it resolved after using the MAC address of the computer on the router. Since then, no problems.
  8. macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2004
    Virginia, United States (Kansan in exile)
    So this'll throw a wrench in the mess... My PowerBook (see sig) does the same thing with Safari, unless it's working off of an actual Airport Base Station... It's slow even with my iMac G5 acting as a Base Station.
  9. macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2008
    I've been having this problem on my Macbook Pro as well... The internet is really fast on my Macbook Air, but seem significantly slower when on my Macbook Pro...

    Any ideas?!
  10. macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2008
    Redding, CA
    Same here on a MacBook I'm borrowing from a teacher.

    Downloads are fast - 1MB a sec - but the internet surfing is slow. I'll try firefox and report back.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2009
    Opening web pages is slow

    I have a MacBook Pro. Only 6 months old. For some reason after yesterday when I open web pages in Safari it takes 30 seconds or longer to open the page. It happens with almost any page except google. Google opens right away. I downloaded TinkerTool but it still is slow. When I click to any web page the blue line gets stuck at the start of the web address and most often i have to click again to pull up the page. :confused:
  12. macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    1. Download OnyX (a free maintenance utility).

    2. Open OnyX and Click Cancel on these two Alert Panels:
    -Cancel the S.M.A.R.T. Box
    -Cancel the Startup Volume Box

    3. Enter your Password

    4. Click on the Cleaning Tab

    5. In each tab, execute the command. Check all the boxes in each tab. When its finished in that tab, it will ask you to reboot. Say NO. Go on to the next tab and repeat until all tabs are done. THEN REBOOT.
  13. macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Check the DNS servers for your Ethernet/AirPort connections. If you're getting an 85.255.x.x address you might have the DNS Changer trojan. While the site claims that its only downloadable on "certain" websites, its cropped up in other places as well. You can also run ClamXav on the system and have it check if you have the trojan installed.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2008
    checked my DNS settings, found an old entry in their for our old wireless router. Now its working great!

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