Intel iMac & Slow Wireless

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by L Curley, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. L Curley macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2004
    Hi All,

    I just got a new Intel iMac to replace my aging iBook G3 500. I'm using wireless on the iMac and the speed sucks. The internet slower than my old iBook, and when I ping my Linksys WRT54G I get on average between 20% & 30% loss packets, the access point is only 5 meters away.

    After much messing around and trying new things I went onto the Apple discussion board and found that I'm not the only one. See link below:

    So if you have a new Intel iMac could you check this out, as I'm trying to see if it's software related or a batch of faulty airport cards.

    Other than that it's a very nice Mac, but this is a major problem and hopefully it'll be fixed soon.

  2. munkees macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2005
    Pacific Northwest
    I have read about these problem, my imac 20" runs like a champ, but it down to configuration of you airport. here are a few things that could help

    1 - switch of ipv6.
    2 - move the channel 1 or 2 or 10, 11 avoid 5,6,7, channels I use 11.
    3 - use wep as your encription and no wpa

    it should get thing running better I max my DSL line I have a airport base station. my fast machine on the network is my iMac.

    good luck, it also could be bad manufacting, and maybe i am a lucky one.
  3. Zaty macrumors 65816

    Mar 14, 2004
    see here:

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