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

    Jun 16, 2008
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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.


    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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