How can I improve speed?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SilentFeline, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. SilentFeline macrumors newbie

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    I have an early 2008 black model MacBook (2GB, 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor). I want to make my internet connection through wi-fi faster because it significantly slows down when someone I share a connection with uses her MacBook Pro simultaneously. Would getting more RAM make my internet connection faster? If not, what can I do to improve the speed? TIA!
     
  2. tug macrumors 6502

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    hi, more ram wont make your connection faster, although you cant go wrong by upping your ram. you could try this though;

    http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

    the first time i used it i found a significant difference in my connection speed. also i use this app periodically and keep my dns servers 'up to date'
    hope this helps you.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Your internet connection will only be as fast as the bandwidth your service offers. When multiple people get on, it will slow down, especially if it's not a faster connection to begin with. Nothing you can really do about that other than upgrade your service.
     
  4. OliverOSX93 macrumors regular

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    it may be your router/modem. if its old it might not be able to keep up with both laptops. go to http://www.speedtest.net/ and post your results please. Then I can work out if its your connection or router / software. :)
     

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