Ethernet cable, wifi, very slow Youtube

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GrantMeThePower, May 13, 2011.

  1. GrantMeThePower macrumors regular

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    I received my iMac yesterday and am still in the process of learning about OSX in general and this computer specifically.

    If i hard wire the internet connection with an ethernet cable, should i turn off the airport connection? Does it matter?

    Last night i tried to watch a couple of youtube videos. For a 1 min video, at 240p (lowest setting possible) it took like 15 min for the whole video to load. I checked speedtest.net on both the imac and my ipad and got over 11Mbps speed and 19-26ms ping.

    Whats going on?
     
  2. stellardream macrumors member

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    Yep, turn it off.

    It may have nothing to do with you, YouTube can be veeery slow at times during peak hours.
     
  3. stigzy macrumors member

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    Same happens with me. Just some times its very fast, and some times not so fast. Kinda sucks:p
     
  4. GrantMeThePower thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it a problem with safari, OSX, or youtube? I was thinking last night that if I had firefox or chrome installed or bootcamp set up that i'd be able to test those things out, but i was still in the process of getting things set up.

    At least i know to turn off airport. thank you! :)
     
  5. stellardream macrumors member

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    I don't even remember when I opened Safari last time. I just use Chrome, because I find it to be generally much faster than others and I just like it. After all web is Google's bread and butter, so I expect Chrome to be a top notch product.

    However, I find YouTube to be slow at times, no matter what I use. I attribute it to the heavy network load on their side. After all YouTune alone is like 50% of the entire Internet traffic.
     

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