etwork issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by brentg33, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2007
    posting for a friend who has a wireless network and a gateway vista machine and a new MacBook he reports that the mb is sluggish online while the gateway zips along. Is there a setting he needs to change
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    That's a pretty broad set of possible things that could be wrong, but the two that come to mind offhand are some sort of wireless funkyness (the MB is either getting a weaker signal--does it work better when he's close to the router?--or it's an odd incompatibility with the particular router) or maybe a DNS problem.

    To test the DNS thing, try manually entering the DNS servers and into the Network preferences on the MB (they're the open DNS servers from ). If that fixes it, there's some sort of lag for his MB talking to the DNS server his router is supplying (which should in turn come from his ISP); I've seen this happen once before (on a wired network) and never did pin down the cause, but there are a number of threads here with suggestions.

    Or just stick with those DNS servers, if that fixes it--they should be readily available and completely legit to use.

    If neither helps... hmm.

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