Dwindling Download Speeds

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by skyler888, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. skyler888 macrumors newbie

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    Jul 10, 2011
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    When I go to play a Utube or netflix video the stream starts off fine, then after 30 seconds or so starts to slooowww down and stops. The same happens when I try to download a file starts off at over 100kbps and after 30 seconds has eventually dropped to 5-10 kbps.

    I speed tested at 950 kbps
    zapped pram
    repaired permissions
    ran deep clean with 'ice-clean'
    reloaded flash player

    any suggestions would be helpful,
    thanks,
    sky
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Asheville, NC
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    Resetting PRAM and repairing permissions absolutely will not fix this problem, and why do you people keep wasting your time repairing permissions? Oh, I know. Superstition.

    This is probably your internet connection. ISPs love giving you a lot of bandwidth up front so you think you have a fast internet connection, but it slows down after ten or fifteen seconds. Mine drops from about 5MB/sec to about 1MB/sec. 5-10 kBps is pretty darn bad, and 5-10kbps (what you typed) is absolutely nothing. Call your ISP.

    Note: Your speedtest was really giving you kbps, but Activity Monitor gives you kBps, so the 100 kBps that you're seeing roughly matches the 950kbps that speedtest.net gave you. Get your units right. 1B=8b.
     

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