MacBook Unibody Wifi absolutely horrendous

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by polliwog, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2009
    I did a complete HD format and reinstall of SL 10.6.0 and now my wifi is absolutely terrible. Restarting the network doesn't fix the issue. My win 7 machine can download the 10.6.8 update here: in way under an hour. But with my macbook unibody 2.4 early '09 I'm getting 32kbps and about 9 hours... I do vaguely recall an issue with wifi after getitting the machine. Even to fix the issue I have to be frustrated for 9 hours. It's insane apple can't issue a fix in the firmware rather than just a software update
  2. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    If you are sticking with SL, maybe the only real workaround is to connect via ethernet for large downloads. My MBP running Lion is as fast as all my other wifi devices.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    It's possible that a wifi fix was issued for a version of 10.6 later than 10.6.0.

    I'd plug it into an ethernet cable and run SW update. Then see how your wifi runs.

    I'm on 10.6.8 with my MB and have no wifi issues.

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