MacBook Pro 2011 - Comcast Bottleneck - AEBS Advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thecommonwealth, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. thecommonwealth, Mar 10, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011

    thecommonwealth macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2011
    I recently upgraded to a 2011 MBP and finally realized how slow my internet is.

    Right now I am getting 13 Mbps - 20 Mbps Wireless (tested on speakeasy) and have already reconfigured my DNS server. I'm on Comcast (FTW) am trying to figure if there is anything I can do to speed up my internet - given that I have terrible options aside from the Comcast monopoly.

    Will Airport Extreme speed up my wireless internet? (currently running a linksys g-rated router, yet seem to be maxing out predicted speeds for comcast plan).

    Also, would upgrading the modem Comcast provides help? I read about possible work arounds for manipulating incoming internet, but have spoken with people who seem to think that it is not worth it.

    Thanks for all the help!


    price: I'm sorry your internet is so terrible.

    Eddy: 3 walls, Comcast lists our service as "Performance Plus" 15 Mbps download. However, it seems much slower than this/speakeasy speeds in practice. Modem is definitely older.
  2. pricej636 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2010
    What are you complaining about? I get 2Mbps on a wireless connection out in the country. I would kill for 10Mbps.
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    D. need more info.

    Your leaving out alot of information that can make a big difference .

    How about distance to the access point? any walls in between ?

    Comcast speed? 1.5 Meg? 50 Meg? 100 Meg (for Philly users)?

    Modem type? Docsis 2 older modem or speedy docsis 3 modem like the sb6120.

    I can tell you right now however that you won't reach anywhere near 802.11Gs theorhetical max, even in optional conditions. 20 Mbps sounds right (maybe even a little high).

    For max wifi speeds get the AEBS or any other base station that offers 802.11n 5 GHz.

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