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Download speed?

akiewra

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Original poster
Jul 6, 2015
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Hey guys, I have a question about download speed. I'm currently trying to download World of Warcraft on my 2012 Macbook Pro.

On Wifi:
Hovering around 125 KB/s. After running a Speedtest it says I should be working at around 17.9 MB/s.

Went out and bought an adapter to connect to ethernet and:
I went from downloading at 125 KB/s wirelessly to 120 KB/s connected to ethernet.
Speedtest is also telling me I should be up to 57.64 MB/s when connected to ethernet.

So, this is very frustrating. I figured download speed would be much faster when connected hardwire rather than wirelessly.

Any solutions? Much appreciated!

Edit: sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum. Created an account just for this issue.
 

snaky69

macrumors 603
Mar 14, 2008
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Hey guys, I have a question about download speed. I'm currently trying to download World of Warcraft on my 2012 Macbook Pro.

On Wifi:
Hovering around 125 KB/s. After running a Speedtest it says I should be working at around 17.9 MB/s.

Went out and bought an adapter to connect to ethernet and:
I went from downloading at 125 KB/s wirelessly to 120 KB/s connected to ethernet.
Speedtest is also telling me I should be up to 57.64 MB/s when connected to ethernet.

So, this is very frustrating. I figured download speed would be much faster when connected hardwire rather than wirelessly.

Any solutions? Much appreciated!

Edit: sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum. Created an account just for this issue.
Download speeds has 100% to do with your ISP's speed and the server you're downloading from's speed.

Your Macbook Pro has nothing to do with this. Most likely Blizzard's servers are busy as heck.
 

JackieInCo

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Jul 18, 2013
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Don't mix MB and Mb ... 57.6 Mbps (which is your connection speed) translates to 7,2 MBps of max download speed. Eight bits (b) = one byte (B)
ISPs advertise their speeds as Mbps because it sounds better then saying 8MBps. Just pointing this out, something I heard years ago. Comcast has a deal where they offer speeds up to 50Mbps but people think they are getting 50MBps and they get all excited. It's still fast but MB and Mb are different measurements.
 
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