Downloading Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by moreofalot, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. moreofalot macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2012
    I'm downloading Mountain Lion on my macbook (the last one, late-2010) and the d/l speed is incredibly slow.

    I'm convinced that is has to be Apple's servers since earlier today, I downloaded 800+ MB (a different program not from the app store) in less than an hour but the Mountain Lion download cannot get past 700 MB within 4 hours. Estimated time for the entire download is sitting at 24 hours.

    Has anyone else had this problem or could there possibly still be something wrong on my end? Is anything else on the app store downloading slow and could it be an issue with Apple's servers?

    Thank you in advance for any help.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    No problems here; the whole thing is estimated at well under an hour. The first thing I'd check is System Preferences > Network. Make sure that "DNS Server" is set to the server address provided by your ISP.
  3. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    There is a problem that is slowing the whole internet at the moment. It's nothing to do with Apple, although as a high traffic site it is probably feeling the problem more than most.
  4. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    CNN ran this story yesterday and said only parts of Europe were affected.
  5. moreofalot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2012
    Thank you for your help. I suppose there's nothing I can do anyway. It wouldn't be so bad if I could leave the computer alone without worrying of "an error occurred" and having me resume the download again.

    The pace seems to have picked up, but it's still on a 4 hour track. I can live with that. Just seemed strange since I was able to download other items quickly (as mentioned). Regardless, it is what it is. Again, thank you!
  6. Macsonic macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2009
    It was also slow on my end in downloading ML. I guess this is probably normal.

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