Just switched but have problem with internet

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mainaccess, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. mainaccess macrumors newbie

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    Hello all

    I have just made the switch to the world of the Mac (2.2 MBP to be specific) but I am having problems with browsing the internet.
    Browsing is painfully slow and half the time the sites dont load up at all. This the same in both Safari (both 2 and 3) and Firefox.

    I originally thought it could be interference so I changed the channel hoping that would fix it. It worked for all of 30 seconds. After loading a few sites it would go back to its slow pace.

    I connect wirelessly through a Netgear router. I have a PC connected aswell and browsing is fine using that (although it is using a wired connection). The laptop I had before the MBP also worked fine.

    I have pinged the BBC website using the network tool and am getting times of 90 to 100ms.
    I also have FULL signal (according to airport anyway).

    Any Ideas?
     
  2. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    What are the specs of your router? Also, try making another account and see if the same things happen.
     
  3. cvance macrumors newbie

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    I just switched an my MBP internet is really slow. I downloaded Firefox along with the Fasterfox and the iMacros and it's still slow.
     
  4. mainaccess thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My router is the following: http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/DG834GT.asp

    I have tried creating another account but the result was the same. Very slow browsing.

    I had a quick look round the Apple support forums and there are a few similar prolems, however I still cant find a solution.
     
  5. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Try doing a direct connection to your computer via the ethernet cable. Are the results the same?
     
  6. mainaccess thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good idea. It will have a wait a while though as it has just gone 1AM and I need sleep.

    If I can find my XP CD I will install boot camp and what it is like under windows.

    Cheers
     

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