Mac OS X has slower internet than other devices in network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ZaYoOoD, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. ZaYoOoD macrumors member

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    I just replaced my modem router to a new TP Link (TD-W8968).
    Everything worked great, expect for one surprising result.

    All the devices (iOS, Windows, Android) in my network get a full download speed of 15 mbps, except for my Macs (Macbook Air & Mac Mini) that get a max of 4 mbps!

    Anyone knows what could be the cause?

    Also, for some weird reason the upload speed maxed at 0.5 mbps instead of 2 mbps! Even though on the modem setup page it says current down rate is 15 mbps & up rate is 2 mbps..

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Are your speeds slower to the Macs on both wired (ethernet) and wireless?
     
  3. ZaYoOoD thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I tried connecting my mac directly to the router through an ethernet cable.. Same result!
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Power-cycle your router while you have ethernet plugged in to your Mac.
    Wait for the router to reconnect and settle down, then check again.

    What OS X version?

    Check your Activity Monitor network tab.

    What version of Windows on a PC? Wireless, or wired? Test that PC again, too, after the router reset.
    Swap ethernet cables between the PC and your Mac.
     

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