Download speed on Macbook pro running slow.

sony007

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So what it is is that I have 2 laptops, an older Dell xperion M1730 and recent Macbook Pro. When I use Utorrent on the Dell running Vista I can get speeds of up to 25MB/s but then it does crash so unfortunately at the moment I cannot get it to remain stable and increase the speed whether thats Utorrent or windows I have no idea. I have tweaked some setting in Utorrent from info I found online but it still crashes when d/l at 25MB/s.

My main issue though is when I download the same file on my Macbook Pro, I can only get a d/l speed of no faster than 12MB, I was expecting the speed to surpass that of my Dell as it has a SSD and obviously is a new laptop. Would this issue be to do with changing some configurations in Utorrent on the Mac ? I found info online about speeding up the d/l with Utorrent for Macs but nothing really worked.

What is the maximum d/l speed for the macbook pro and windows using Utorrent ?

Thanks
 

Barney63

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Just as a matter of interest, what speed is your broadband?
I'm sorry I don't know why the difference in speeds, maybe different wifi speeds.

Barney
 

sony007

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I've got a 1Gig connection. The 25Mb/s was via the ethernet and the same connection was used on the macbook pro.
 

Dweez

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More details would help.

What's the advertised speed of your internet connection?

Do you have a wired or wireless connection between your laptops and router? If wireless, are you using something like WPA/WPA2 encryption on both laptops?

Have you used something like speedtest.net to get a baseline on both laptops?

I have a few macs on my home network, 3 wireless and 2 wired, and my download performance is more or less the same across the board. And those speeds compare to a wired linux box and wired windows 7 box.

Wired linux box:


Wireless mabook air:


Wired macbook pro:
 
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snaky69

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So what it is is that I have 2 laptops, an older Dell xperion M1730 and recent Macbook Pro. When I use Utorrent on the Dell running Vista I can get speeds of up to 25MB/s but then it does crash so unfortunately at the moment I cannot get it to remain stable and increase the speed whether thats Utorrent or windows I have no idea. I have tweaked some setting in Utorrent from info I found online but it still crashes when d/l at 25MB/s.

My main issue though is when I download the same file on my Macbook Pro, I can only get a d/l speed of no faster than 12MB, I was expecting the speed to surpass that of my Dell as it has a SSD and obviously is a new laptop. Would this issue be to do with changing some configurations in Utorrent on the Mac ? I found info online about speeding up the d/l with Utorrent for Macs but nothing really worked.

What is the maximum d/l speed for the macbook pro and windows using Utorrent ?

Thanks
Some network setting or another is not playing nice with your macbook pro.

By the way, having a SSD has absolutely no bearing on your internet connection's performance. The day we'll get residential connections that can saturate a magnetic platter hard drive, let a alone a SSD that is 5 to 10 times faster is verrrry far off in the future still.
 

sony007

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The advertised download speed is 1Gig. It's a a wired ethernet connection for both laptops.

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3383723595

The download speed does get higher doing a speedtest but on average I'd say its around 720Mb/s

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Some network setting or another is not playing nice with your macbook pro.

By the way, having a SSD has absolutely no bearing on your internet connection's performance. The day we'll get residential connections that can saturate a magnetic platter hard drive, let a alone a SSD that is 5 to 10 times faster is verrrry far off in the future still.
Yeah I though that about the SSD so I assume it must just be the settings on Utorrent on the mac
 

sony007

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I'm sure 1gig will be coming your way soon m8, the government as well as private companies are all behind better and faster broadband for all, just how it should be.

I had to send an email to my provider today asking why I'm not receiving 1gig on my speed test, I also phoned up and spoke to someone who explained how it works when they install their service in apartments, even though my line can handle 1gig I won't see that actual speed... I was not happy. Bearing in mind what it says in their literature and what I was informed before signing up, not that I'll need 1gig speed anytime soon about from torrents and even that only goes to 25Mb/s ...so far!