Internet problems with Powerbook G4!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by guiltyox, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. guiltyox macrumors newbie

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    There may be an easy explanation for this, but for someone who is new to Mac's entirely, it's proving to be difficult. I recently acquired a powerbook g4 15" powerpc 1.5ghz with 1gb ram and 80gb hd. I'm a computer technician at work, go figure, but only for pc's. The wireless works flawlessly on the mac at work, t1 connection, blah blah. When I arrive home, my wireless is SOOOOO slow and sometimes doesnt even work. I have comcast cable internet, which is really fast on my desktop and two pc laptops. So with my comcast, i have their issued cable modem and a linksys wireless router. Any thoughts as to why this is so slow? Takes me like, 5 minutes to load facebook. Any help is greatly appreciated!


    p.s.- i have Mac OSX 10.5 +, not sure what exact version. I think 10.5.6? I'm not connected to anyone elses internet and my DNS are the same on my PC.
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Feb 24, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    #2
    Are you connecting directly to the modem or through AirPort (wireless)? Have you tried to power cycle modem/router?

    You can also try the following:

    - create new location
    - delete "com.apple.airport.preferences.plist" and "preferences.plist" from Macintosh HD\Library\Preferences\SystemConfiguration (and then restart)
    - try in new user
    - see if your PowerBook can use other networks
     

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