17" iMac wireless is slowww!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by EM87, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. EM87 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Brisbane, Australia
    My 17" iMac can not seem to get a decent download rate! Using speedtest.net I get 65KB/s (kilobytes, not bits) but on my PS3 (also is connected via wireless) and PC I get between 160KB/s and 200KB/s. My PS3 gets less signal strength as well but it is still three times faster so I am thinking that maybe there is a problem with my iMac's wireless card or is is this just normal for Mac's? If this is a problem is there anyway for it to be fixed?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    My iMac gets well over 5000kbps, so that removes Macs being slow as a pollibility. Have you tried positioning your router closer to you iMac? Wireless cards are kinda of a rare problem, I would call Apple and see what they have to say about it.

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