Help - totally bizarre network question - Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dwlewis, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. dwlewis macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2012
    Hi all...

    I'm a total newbie here, so please be kind if I posted this in the wrong place ... and point me to where I should post it ...

    I have a totally bizarre situation on my hands. Over the past couple of days wireless connectivity and speed has been total rubbish - for Apple products only! - and I'd had reasonable connectivity until recently. There have been no changes to my environment (other than those troubleshooting tweaks that I've made today after observing the behaviour ... those have been backed out anyway).

    Here's the skinny (all data speeds rounded after 5 tests each):

    Network - TalkTalk UK
    DSL/Router - DLink 2680 (supplied by TalkTalk)

    Windows 7
    Tested using
    6.8 Mbps down / .9 Mbps up

    Google Nexus 7 (Jelly Bean)
    Tested using Andriod app
    6.5 Mbps down / .8 Mbps up

    Google Nexus phone (Jelly Bean)
    Tested using Andriod app
    6.2 Mbps down / .75 Mbps up

    iPad mini (iOS 6)
    Tested using iOS app
    .4 Mbps down / .4 Mbps up

    iPad (iOS 5)
    Tested using iOS app
    .43 Mbps down / .41 Mbps up

    iPhone 4 (iOS 5)
    Tested using iOS app
    .38 Mbps down / .35 Mbps up

    Macbook Air (MACOS 10.7)
    Tested using
    .42 Mbps down / .39 Mbps up

    The behaviour is consistent at any time of day. Data speeds on Windows and the Android devices is around what I expect.

    Things I have tried:
    a. moved between auto-channel scan to different channels (randomly tried 1/7/11)
    b. made all IP addresses static
    c. zapped the router to factory default

    Anyone heard of such a thing? Help!

    My wife is the Apple-o-phile of the house and her not being able to use her devices properly is seriously making my life difficult ...! :(

    Thanks in advance.

  2. manual123 macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Omaha NE
    whats the hardware of the windows pc? if possible whats the settings for that network adapter? are they using the same cables? have they all been rebooted?
  3. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    What happens if you plug the mac directly into the router?

    I don't know why it would happen after not happening, but there may be some issue with the router interface. The 2680 doesn't support the full wireless N specs. Might have something to do with that.

    Also check the router firmware. Keep posted back. I'm curious on what it turns out to be.

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