Internet SLOW, HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guiltyox, Apr 17, 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. Thanks!


    p.s.- i have Mac OSX 10.5 +, not sure what exact version. I think 10.5.6?
     
  2. Bacong macrumors 68000

    Bacong

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    Westland, Michigan
    #2
    are you sure you're connecting to your network, and not one in the surrounding area? Have you tried plugging directly into the router?
     
  3. shwc macrumors regular

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    Jul 2, 2005
    #3
    Most likely you have a DNS server issue (e.g., your computer is set to use your work DNS server, not your home ISP's)

    There are many threads related to this.
    here is on such thread
     

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