Any way to tweak my Internet Access Speed?

Michael7k

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In the office I have my PowerMac and a Dell coming off the WRT54G router. I use the Dell very little on the Net. However I have noticed the Dell is so much faster on the Internet than my Mac. I use Safari on my Mac and on the Dell it’s Explorer Is there a web site that could offer advice or tips on configuring the Mac to gain a little speed? The at&t dsl is just so slow.
I use dslreports for speed tests.

Thank you for any guidance tips or suggestions!

Michael
 

bearbo

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Michael7k said:
In the office I have my PowerMac and a Dell coming off the WRT54G router. I use the Dell very little on the Net. However I have noticed the Dell is so much faster on the Internet than my Mac. I use Safari on my Mac and on the Dell it’s Explorer Is there a web site that could offer advice or tips on configuring the Mac to gain a little speed? The at&t dsl is just so slow.
I use dslreports for speed tests.

Thank you for any guidance tips or suggestions!


Michael
im actually in a similar boat.. i have a thinkpad and mbp, both machine receive slower connection speed when connected via router (netgear something 624 i think) but they are fine by themselves without the router... dont know what to do...
 

Michael7k

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Thank you for you input. Hope your able to tweak yours.
Thanks
Michael
 

gauchogolfer

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Try the DNS setting tweak that is often recommended around here. Plug in these values for DNS servers:

4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3
4.2.2.4

See if that helps :)