Browsing Speed is very slow in Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dreamgood, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. dreamgood macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    i am using this Mac book from around 8 months. one thing i don't understand is! it is very slow when i browse any thing with Browsers. i used Firefox and safari both.. but its the same

    i got another partition with XP. when i switch to XP the pages load very fast.i don't understand why.

    is thr any thing spl i got to change in the settings ? please help me with this.when ever my friends use my Mac they say its very slow :( normally with all applications(yahoo messenger,skype.....)its fast only with the Browsers its slow..

    Details of my macbook are....

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    thanks.. greetings from spain :)
     
  2. Hellion macrumors member

    Hellion

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    San Diego
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    Are you using wifi or ethernet? Try ethernet and see if you get same results. I know that for me, when I get slowdowns once every 2-3 months I reboot my router and everything is good again. Also, are you using bit torrent by chance? If so, uploading will SLOW the *(*& outta your browser speed....
     
  3. MSchmunk macrumors newbie

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    if you are using wifi try switching to ethernet. a direct connection through the ethernet cable should be a lot faster. you should be able to find a ethernet cable for about $10 dollars at any store (walmart, target, best buy, etc.).
     
  4. dreamgood thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i am using the Wifi and i reboot the router every day.. my router is in another room i think i cant use a cable from thr as we share the internet in the house.

    but i wonder why the page loading speeds in XP are faster than OSX ? with the same wifi and everything...
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    Seattle, WA
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    You might try setting the DNS servers. Here are some good public DNS servers. You can set them in System Preferences>Network>Advanced>DNS.
     

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