Internet slow on new(2.8GHz) Imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stevo8, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    Just picked up a 24" iMac on clearance and the Internet seems to hang up and just be a bit slower in general compared to my 4yr old MBP. I can't really get a cable to it so I'm using a Belkin N1 router. Is there anything I can do to see if it's the router or possibly the iMac?
  2. edgew8 macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2008
    Why cant you get a cable to it? Is it because you are too far away from the router?

    how many bars are black and gray on your Airport icon in the menubar? (top- right)

    Is your router set to "mixed mode" for 802.11b/g/n...? I am reading "n" is not so good on that router

    If you are that far away from the router then you need a wireless repeater.

    IDK, you where pretty vague on how your home network is set up..:(
  3. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    I'm not real sure what it's set on but there's no options on the router it's self.. Is that something that's selected through the computer? I can't get a cable to it cause I don't want to drill holes in the floor or something(120year old house) and it would just look real bad having a 30ft cable running down the hall.. I regularly have full bars or one less then full which is the same as the mbp.. It's just a tad slower though.

Share This Page