MacBook Internet speeds

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  1. Gfog macrumors member

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    Hello,
    my internet speed has slowed down hugely latey, most of the time it wont even download the whole content on pages :eek: can anyone please help me out? i've ruled out the router as my brothers windows laptop is working fine. is there any thing i can try or do to fix this?

    thanks in advance
    gfog
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  3. Gfog thread starter macrumors member

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    Latency :
    121ms

    Download speed:
    84kb/s

    Upload Speed:
    303kb/s

    im not entirly sure what these figures mean but i know i have a 2meg connection so i presume my download speed should be much faster!
    any clue whats going on it was working perfectly just last week!
     
  4. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    Restart your modem, first off. Your upload speed is about right, but your download speed is around true dial-up rates.
     
  5. Gfog thread starter macrumors member

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    tryed restarting my modem but no difference im afraid! is there any thing that could be causing this in the macbook itself, software or hardware, baring in mind it was working perfectly just a few days ago.
     
  6. GraceMolloy macrumors regular

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    you realize of course that MegaBit download speeds are whatever your speed is times 8, right? (8,000 Div 8 == 1000KBytes/sec)

    8Mbit == 1000 KBytes/sec
    7Mb == 875KB
    6Mb == 750KB

    etc, etc, etc.
     
  7. johnmartin78 macrumors regular

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    Is it a MBP?The case can interfere with wifi.
     
  8. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Do you have the latest Airport update installed?

    On that though, it should say something different. I just ran the test, I'm on a 3Mb connection and I get a download speed of 2600ish. If I download a file, this translates to 384kbps.

    84kb/s is too slow. I had that download speed when I was on a 768kb connection. His should be higher.
     
  9. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Possibly capped? I don't think this would be it though since your bro's laptop is working fine. Try doing a speed check on his comp too.
     
  10. superted666 Guest

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    Try disabling IPV6 in the network prefrences

    it improved speed for me
     
  11. Gfog thread starter macrumors member

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    cheers for all your responses guys but unfortunatly still nothing did the speed test on my bros laptop got 187 down and 300 up! so i know its not the connection or router. also tryed to disable the ipv6 as suggested but nothing either! has anyone else got this prob? ive read a few posts on macfixit but none of there fixes seem to work! im stuck ive no idea what to do :confused:
     
  12. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    Could it be a DNS thing? I've read posts here about specifying DNS servers in system preferences to get internet access back up to speed...

    (don't remember the details though, maybe someone else can post)
     
  13. Gfog thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah tryed that to put 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2 in the optional dns settings, but nothing happened still real slow download speeds.
     
  14. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    My MacBook is much slower on wireless than my iMac and I've never worked out why. It's normal speed when plugged into the router
     
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  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Did you try plugging it into the wall using an ethernet cable?

    If you're testing speeds using wireless, maybe it's your wireless reception. Maybe it's just weaker than your brother's laptop. Or maybe it's not weaker, and you're comparing the wireless performance of the 2 computers when they're not even in the same room.
     
  17. seanf macrumors 6502

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    What is your brother using his laptop for? If he is constantly downloading it could be throttling the bandwidth available to you.

    Sean :)
     
  18. Gfog thread starter macrumors member

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    i havent tried plugging directly into my modem but will later on when i get home, will let you know what happens. Its quite the opposite id be the one using the connection for downloading much more than my brother. I just think its very strange as it was working perfectly last week. one other thing was that i came across a post where someone had that same problem after downloading the program parallels which ive done recently to so i appzaped it and everything worked again i had great download speeds and pages were loading as quickly as they used to, but it only lasted for about 5 minutes and everything went slow again! im in college at the moment and on its network and its working perfectly! im so confused :confused: what could possably be causing this?
     
  19. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    Definitely test your speed with wired ethernet connection. That will help eliminate some of these various possibilities.
     
  20. Gfog thread starter macrumors member

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    ok well i checked out the connection when wired and this is what i came up with, i did a couple tests wired and wireless just so i could compare.

    wireless 1st try
    down 525kb/s
    up 303kb/s
    latency 348ms

    Wireless 2nd try
    down 425kb/s
    up 295kb/s
    latency 161ms

    wireless 3rd try
    down 625kb/s
    up 297kb/s
    latency 170ms


    Wired 1st
    down 788kbs
    up298kbs
    latency180

    wired 2nd
    down 2422kbs
    up295kbs
    latency166ms

    wired 3nd
    down 2408kbs
    up 297kbs
    latency 167ms

    my connection seems to be back to normal now, but was wondering should there really be such differences between the wired and wireless download speeds?
     

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