Resolved Internet download speed question?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jbarley, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    My main machine (2012 mini) regularly attains and holds download speeds of between 27-31 Mbps, my G5 quad only gets me 9-10 Mbps, similar results for my G4 MDD. (all these machines are using wired Ethernet)
    My question here is what is capping my G5, would a different Ethernet card help?
     
  2. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    Found the problem, in my case at least it is TFF that is causing the slowdown, (really poor downloads but decent uploads), whereas WebKit gives me the download speeds I expect but poor uploads.(I can live with this)
    Any ideas as to why this is happening?
    WebKit...
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    TenFourFox...
    Picture 3.JPG
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I wonder if eyoungren's tweaks would assist here...
     
  4. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    Funny to think that when the Q5 Quad was announced, dial-up was still common.
     
  5. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    I've used and kept these tweaks updated since day 1, in fact one of the things I did while troubleshooting this problem was to try a default profile and still no change.
    I'd be curious to see others results using the same speed test on webkit vs TFF.
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I experienced similar performance difference as @jbarley regardless of whether I had Bluhell enabled or not. This does point to an underlying issue and not a simple extension or something along those lines.
     
  7. Mnowell69 macrumors regular

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    That's interesting. Will have to see what TFF is doing on my PPCs
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I think the issue may be a Mozilla problem that because T4Fx is a fork of Mozilla, it inherits.

    It's something I have noticed from time to time but not anything a tweak or preference change is going to fix.
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I went on my 06 iMac running Lion and ran the test. Firefox scored the highest with a speed of ~55 Mbps consistently. Safari and Chrome both ere around the ~20 Mbps mark. Running speedtest.net gave consistent results regardless of browser. I am wondering if it is the site that has issues with newer versions of browsers. We have a 115 Mbps connection here so I was a bit surprised to see such low numbers in comparison to speedtest.net.
     

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