Internet too fast? Could it be?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rnnd26, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. rnnd26 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone - I'm new here and could use a bit of help...

    here goes:

    I recently switched to a Mac OS X 10.5.8 and a Belkin router for the internet. Since switching, some of my most-frequented sites (skype, chatroulette, omegle, etc) have been lacking in speed. My video chat camera appears - and is great quality - but the other users are usually just a black screen and nothing appears.

    I have a FEELING that my internet is now TOO FAST and I would like to figure out how to put a limit on the speed of the processor if possible. I'm not used to manually configuring internet so I could use some pointers...

    Please please please help! I would be so grateful.

    Thanks
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    lol your internet is not too fast.:cool:

     
  3. rnnd26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I don't know what your problem might be, but the speed of your internet connection is hardly the fault.
    And limiting the processor speed (of the Mac I guess?) will not affect the speed of your internet connection or the black window you see.

    Maybe you can provide us with more details about what exact Mac you use and what kind of internet connection you have and how you connect to your router.

    Btw, you can check the internet connection speed via www.speedtest.net.
     
  5. rnnd26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. simsaladimbamba

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    What about the other parts?
     
  7. rnnd26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what specific things would be helpful? The only reason I blamed the Belkin router / internet speed was because these and other websites work perfectly fine on most wireless setups. In fact, my internet works really well and is super fast.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Exact router model, type of connection to the router, connection speed.
    Also do you have the latest Skype version installed?

    PS: Are the others visible to other video chatters?
     
  9. rnnd26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Belkin Router
    DL Speed 16.31 mbps
    Speed PING 45 ms
     
  10. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    That is hardly "super fast". Your internet connection/router is not to blame.
     

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