Enough is enough! Internet conncetion help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bobscliff, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. bobscliff macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2005
    Princeton, NJ
    Okay, so i live in the suburbs near Princeton, and lately my internet connection has slowed to an unbelievable speed. I have to reload or reclick constantly or nothing will ever load. Airport connection is fine, and I can't imagine that my neighbors are piggybacking on my network (i only have two and they're nice and tech savvy people) I subscribe to comcast and this internet slowing thing occurs every 1 1/2 weeks. Does anyone have any ideas on how to help?
  2. ghostee macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2004
    Villa Park, IL
    Even if your neighbors were stealing your Wi-Fi, that shouldn't make your connection completely unusable. Try plugging your cable modem directly into the computer and see if that helps. If not, you may want to try a new ethernet cable between the modem and computer, or a new coax cable between the wall outlet and modem. You can also google for your cable modem model number and find information on how to connect to it's status page, which may help you find out if it's a signal strength issue. You also may need to call Comcast and have them send a tech out if the problem isn't on your end.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Sometimes a quick modem/router reset can help. This can be done by unplugging it/them from the power for about a minute and then plugging them back in. :)
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    BitTorrent could. I find that if BT is chewing up all my upload bandwidth, then DNS requests etc take longer than they should and the whole experience suffers. In my case, I just capped Azureus' upload speed and it's all good now, but that won't help if your neighbours are using it of course.

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