Sloooooow Net

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by J273, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2007
    Im running a Gigabit network using a NETGEAR DGN2000 router.

    Ive got my air connected to the network ,no problems ,only problem is the net is very slow.Downloading a file im getting 80 - 1000 kb/sec where as on my PC which is connected over ethernet im getting 300 - 400 which is the maximum donwload for my line.

    Is this a problem with my wifi or is this the max im going to get over wifi:confused:

    Many thanks
  2. spinnerlys, Nov 4, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010



    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The Gigabit Ethernet has nothing to do with your Internet speeds, especially if you use wireless to connect to the router.

    Just to verify:

    MacBook Air gets 80 to 1000 KB/s, or did you mean 80 to 100 KB/s?

    PC gets 300 to 400 KB/s.

    Have you clicked the AirPort icon in the Menu Bar while holding down the Option/Alt key and seen, what PHY Mode and Transmit Rate it reports?

  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2007

    Ah thanks didnt realize that.

    Yes im getting 80 - 100 kB/s not KB/s

    Im getting:

    PHY Mode 802.11n
    Channel 1 (2.4GHZ)
    Security WPA2 Personal
    RSSI -67
    Transmit rate 104
    MCS Index 13
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2007
    As anyone any idea as to the problem?

    I cant even play youtube videos without it stopping and starting :(
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2004
    Your 'Transmit Rate' seems very low for an 802.11n router.

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