Interent slowed down 85%

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nicknicknickh, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. nicknicknickh macrumors regular

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    So today my internet has suddenly started slowing down. I was getting a good 10mbps down and 5mbps up. Then I went much closer to my router (my couch) and my internet was fine. THen I closed it fiddled on some stuff (READ BELOW). Then my speeds just tanked and were about 1/4 of what I had before. This makes zero sense. I also used my iPhone and window PC laptop and they had great connection from the place I am attempting to use the internet on my laptop.

    How can they be getting great speeds, and my MBP suddenly be getting completely terrible ones.

    Could it possibly be a hacker.. I know, I know just listen. So I took my laptop to this couch, and had greats speeds. Then I closed it and opened the PC and deleted some files I think may have had viruses, and malware. Then I closed that PC and flipped open my MBP and my speeds are stated as above. Correlation?
     
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    What are your speeds like when using an Ethernet cable? How are you testing the speeds?
     
  3. nicknicknickh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well they are much quicker, around 25 down, 5 up. So I guess that rules out malicious software?

    EDIT: using speedtest.net

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    Also around 1 foot away from the router with the ethernet it goes back to those .9/.2 speeds eeeek.


    EDIT again: Well my speeds seem to have gone back to normal. That was very, very odd.
     

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