Any tips to optimize network connection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Niko, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Niko macrumors newbie

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    My network connection for my macbook has been slowing since recent. It is now connecting at about ~ 50KB/s, before it was like 500+ KB/s. I have been on several different servers both wireless and ethernet and the connection is just stuck at about 30 KB/s. I think something in my computer is bottlenecking my connection speed. Does anyone know of a way diagnose this problem and find a solution?


    Macbook
    2.16 GHz
    1 GB
    OSX 10.4.11
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    Could you describe what exactly is slow?

    Are you talking about FileSharing (AFP) copy speed?
    Is it FTP download?

    Have you rebooted both the Mac as your network hardware (router/ switch)?
     
  3. Niko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know web pages take forever to load and when I try to download files, the download speed is slow (20-30 KB/s). I don't file share a lot so I can't say.

    What do you mean by rebooting both Mac as your network hardware?
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    Rebooting your Mac: restart it.

    Rebooting your network hardware:
    Usually a home broadband connection consists of an ADSL (or Cable)modem/router, and some form of Wi-fi access point (Airport base station) and/or extra ethernet connections (in the form of an ethernet Hub or Switch).
    So, maybe you could try to restart those type of devices. Usually you have to remove the power cord, wait for about 10 seconds, and then plug it back in.
    After that, restarting your Mac will be a good idea.
     

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