Mac mini's download speeds drastically slower than that of MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Doju, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Hi, I download a lot of things and like high speeds, especially when I should be getting them.

    The majority of the time my MacBook Pro downloads at about 1.7-1.8mb/s (as I have a 15MB/s internet service) which is terrific! I sit up in my room, a floor higher than the router and download away at great speeds.

    But, if I go to download something on the Mini (and this only seems to be happening lately, oddly enough) it barely ever hits 1mb/s, is normally at 400-500kb/s and drops to as low as 90kb/s sometimes!

    What can be done about this? :(
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Where does the Mac Mini sit?

    Take a look at both Macs' AirPort Menu Bar icon while holding down the OPTION/ALT key and see what it says under Transmit Rate and report back.

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    Btw, KB is short for KiloByte, MB for MegaByte, Kb for Kilobit, Mb for Megabit.
    8b = 1B, thus 8Kb = 1KB or 8Mb = 1MB.
     

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