Internet resolution suddenly bad!

Trent23

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Jan 8, 2012
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I'm using a 2011 MBP 13" 2.7 i7 4GB with the Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB card.

Recently I started noticing images in my browser are really bad. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas as to why. I haven't changed any settings. My primary browser is Firefox, but I have tried on Chrome and Safari and they are the same. My primary source of internet is a Verizon mifi card, and I haven't had a chance to use a different internet source. The internet varies in speed as I travel a lot and the internet is faster when I'm in populated areas, slower when in the middle of nowhere. I haven't noticed any difference with speed though.

So... is something wrong with my graphics card? Internet settings? I'm confused as hell.
 

GuitarG20

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it's possible that your MiFi card has hit it's data limits, so now your data is being throttled, and as a result, pictures are coming in at bad resolution. check and make sure you're not over on your data.
 

Trent23

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Jan 8, 2012
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it's possible that your MiFi card has hit it's data limits, so now your data is being throttled, and as a result, pictures are coming in at bad resolution. check and make sure you're not over on your data.
I am over on my data, as I am almost every month. I've never noticed this before. I guess I'll have to find some wifi somewhere to test that theory. Is it normal for images to come in at lower resolution with slower internet speeds though? I thought it just took longer for the image to come up.

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Really though, I'm gonna be super peeved if they are throttling me, as I'm paying a premium for any data I'm using at this point.
 

DayOfChaos

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Nov 13, 2011
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it's possible that your MiFi card has hit it's data limits, so now your data is being throttled, and as a result, pictures are coming in at bad resolution. check and make sure you're not over on your data.
MiFi's are not throttled (unless you still have the unlimited data plan from 2007 for USB modems, which Mifis could be activated on). That does not get throttled. Not even unlimited 4GLTE data from Verizon gets throttled. Just top 5% of users for 3G which is around 2-3GB.

It could be due to high network load, or low signal strength. Try rebooting the Mifi and if that still doesn't work, reboot the computer. If all else fails, try a different location. If the images load faster and browsing seems faster, it was just your internet speed.

Now, if this is a 4GLTE modem, that shouldnt be happening, regardless of signal strength.
 
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testmusictest

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Dec 4, 2010
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Hi, Tim,

I noticed that you have a post about the 15" late 2011 MBP w/ snow leopard installed successfully. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1275346

May i have the order no. of you MBPs? It looks like: MD318LL/A (2.2 GHz) MD322LL/A (2.4 GHz)

I want to make sure about if this series can installed with :apple:10.6.8.

Thank you for your any reply.

Best regards,

testmusictest
Edited: According to MacTracker. The MD3xxLL/A model can be installed with 8GBx2 DDR3 1333 So-DIMM memory.
 
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dusk007

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Is it normal for images to come in at lower resolution with slower internet speeds though? I thought it just took longer for the image to come up.
Usually it does just take longer unless you have some proxy that compresses some traffic like pictures to save bandwidth.
Opera Trubo does such things to speed up surfing on slow connections.
I know that back in 56k modem times traffic was also compressed. Could be mobile ISPs use it too to some degree.