Internet SO slow on one computer on network - fix?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AlmightyG5, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. AlmightyG5 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2005
    Hello, I have about 4 Macs on a wireless network at home. I have verizon dsl at 3.0 mbs with a westell modem/router. All the computers surf the web very fast except for my iMac G5. about a week ago safari became veryyyy sluggish. I tried clearing the cache, using firefox, restarting the computer, reseting the PMU, reseting the VRAM, reseting the router, I even archived and re-installed Leopard. I am still getting internet about 10x slower than any of my other computers on the same network. My file download speed is between 200-300 kbs which isn't bad and I don't understand why it takes 20-30 seconds for me to open a website. Any suggestions on fixing this?
  2. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    I've been working on my mom's computer this week and it is an iMac 20" 2.0 G5.

    I've noticed it is slowing down too, but this could be due to the fact I have bootstrapped my powerbook hard drive into it through target disc mode.

    Actually, I don't think this is the cause. I am wondering if Leopard updates are slowing down PPC computers?

    Maybe we will have to do without time machine and go back to Tiger. I don't know the answer. How much ram have you got?
  3. shwc macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2005
    It sounds like a DNS issue.
    Do a forum search (use the google search option) on "slow internet DNS."

    Note: archive and install will not fix a bad/outdated DNS server entry as your user preferences are not touched.

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