Internet is VERY slow on my iMac, details inside.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MK25toLife, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. MK25toLife macrumors regular

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    The internet on my iMac is extremely slow. It's almost like I'm on a dial-up connection, it took me a good 5 minutes to get to this point where I can even post. It's something I've just noticed these past couple weeks and I can't pinpoint why.

    I bought my iMac brand new in August 2007, haven't upgraded to Snow Leopard or Lion. I am running 10.5.8. Here are some specs below.

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B00

    Is it just a matter of upgraded the OS or is there more to it? After all it is over 4 years old but this is something simple, downloads of movies and music doesn't take any longer than it always has. Your help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you have any file sharing applications running, which upload what you downloaded at high speeds?

    Have you tested you up and download speeds via www.speedtest.net yet?
     
  3. MK25toLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Speed test doesn't even work for me. I don't know what the heck is wrong.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    What about the first part of my post?

    And what does Activity Monitor > Network have to say behind "Data received/sec" and "Data sent/sec"?
     
  5. MK25toLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn't see the first part, no I don't do file sharing, never have.

    Data received 25.76MB

    Data sent 5.90MB

    I don't even know if that's bad or good, I'm assuming bad.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    That is neither bad nor good, as using the www means, you have to download the information you look at, and some data also gets uploaded to verify that you downloaded all the necessary information.

    But I mean this part: "Data received / SEC" and "Data sent / SEC".
    [​IMG]

    Do you share your internet connection? Do you access the internet wirelessly (router)?
     
  7. MK25toLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    It just varies every second really, there's no set number.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    What is the average?
    And what plan do you have with your ISP?
    And what about the other questions?
     

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