Airport Slower than BootCamp Connection

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SnowHusky, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. SnowHusky macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2009

    I'm not new to problems with my internet connection... I've already added the DNS servers, etc. and several months ago I ran into some problems and I was told here to flash my router with dd-wrt. It worked great. Lately my connection seems to be extremely slow on my MBP. I'm connecting wirelessly and using Comcast "High-Speed." But it's a lot slower than it's been in the past.

    Long story short, it's a Mac problem, because when running Windows 7 in Boot Camp, pages load much faster than they do when I'm running OS X 10.6.2. I've been searching around for any recent info on this, but nothing like what I'm experiencing.

    Anyone here with experience on this issue?

  2. DivineEvil macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    First check if you get the speed you are paying for. To do that just check some of the numerous sites that test your speed. Test also what you get in Windows and in Mac OS X.
    Then if Windows is OK, but OS X is not... change/reinstall the browser. Test again (you could use a torrent with a lot of seeders). If this doesn't help... There must be something wrong with the configuration of the airport card or the router. If that is the case.. I can't help you... you need to talk to a specialist.
  3. maxsquared macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    From my day to day experience, Mac network is (does feel) slower than Windows network, so does Linux.
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I wouldn't say it's slower but in terms of performance, Windows is definitely better than OS X. Content loads at pretty much the same speed but it in OS X, signal/connectivity fluctuates a lot thus causing sites not to load some times. Usually things will load instantly but when they don't, a quick OPTION-click on the AirPort shows that transmit rate drops all the way down to 5 and even 1 and it doesn't matter if I'm in the same room as the router and if I'm using the N or G standards. I always thought it could be software specific but it seems to be whatever I'm doing in OS X. Never have a problem when in Windows.

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