OS X Network Stalls...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by vv-tim, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. vv-tim macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, why does OS X have to have so many REALLY ANNOYING problems?! Between rainbow spinners when opening tabs in Firefox and my network stalling when I open too many streams (or sometimes when there's about TWO running in Firefox -- especially on MySpace)... I'm thinking of switching back to Windows. The MBP is fantastic and I love the look and feel of OS X, but this is just.... grrr.

    Anyone got a solution for the network stalls? I know the rainbow spinners can't be helped :/
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Well, part of what you're seeing is a Firefox issue.
    Part of what you're seeing is a myspace & mac issue.
    Part of what you're seeing might be your bandwidth.
     
  3. vv-tim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1. Happens in Safari as well.
    2. The Mac isn't the problem. The Mac OS is.
    3. Using Windows doesn't increase your bandwidth.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Welp, I have the same laptop.
    I don't have beachballs between tabs in Safari or in Firefox, unless I have 15+ tabs I'm trying to open all at the same time. Nor do I have problems with mounted network shares unless I sleep the machine without unmounting them, which is a problem with the Finder, not OS X. The Finder has needed updating for a very long time. I also have no interest in myspace.
     
  5. vv-tim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Strangely enough, Windows is also yielding superior WiFi performance for me (in terms of range/connectivity).

    From the same exact spot on the table, Mac OS X will connect and give me 1 bar, but not give me access to the internet.

    Windows gives me a Very Low connection but gives me access to the internet fairly well...

    That combined with the 1920x1200 support in Windows... :( It's making it tough for me to find OS X as nice as I thought it to be.
     

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