Download speed constantly decreses within 30 seconds

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  1. kristapsb macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have problem with download speed - for example, I start downloading a file in Safari with 2.3 mb/s, after approximately 30 seconds speed starts to decrease - 2.1, 1.9, 1.7...till some kb/sec. And this problem is not only with Safari, the same is with Fugu. It's a hardware problem or software? Wireless router works great.

    MacBook 4,1 , Snow Leopard with latest updates.
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Doesn't sound like a hardware problem, although it could be a hardware problem with your router.
     
  3. kristapsb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Router seems to be fine, because with Transmit or Firefox download speed is ok. With other laptop I can download files normally.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Hmm that is interesting. What version of Safari are you using? What's your OS? What's your machine?
     
  5. kristapsb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Safari 5. With 4.X was the same problem. OS - Snow Leopard with latest updates. The same was with 10.5.X.

    MacBook 4,1 - 2.4GHz, 2GB of RAM, GMA X3100.
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    My guess is it's an issue with something both Safari and Fugu use. Does Fugu use webkit at all? If that's the case, try reinstalling Safari, although I doubt that will do anything since you said the problem existed in 4.x.x.

    I'm not exactly a pro trouble shooter, so I've run out of ideas. The only thing I can suggest, and I hate suggesting it for things like this, but maybe repair disk permissions.

    If you don't know how to repair permissions, open up terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and enter "diskutil repairPermissions /"

    or do it through Disk Utility.app.
     
  7. kristapsb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Disk permissions is allready repaired. After few hours I will try to reinstall Safari.

    Since i bought this MacBook in Latvia, I have 2 years warranty. I could try to give it for repairs, but..problem is not so usual.
     
  8. kristapsb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Reinstalled Safari 5, just installed 10.6.4 update and still same sh*it... :mad:
     
  9. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like your download actually times out.
    I think the download speed in safari is calculated as total download / seconds spent, and if it suddenly stops downloading, you will see that drop in speed until it hits zero. Don't know about Fugu..
    Does it always happen, or just with a specific file or a specific website?
     
  10. kristapsb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It happens randomly. With todays updates - 10.6.4 and iTunes 9.2 was same bug.
     

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