Internet SLOW, HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guiltyox, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. guiltyox macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    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 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    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

    Jul 2, 2005
    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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