Macbook wireless SLOWER than 6 year old Powerbook g4??

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  1. Nerdelicious macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone! Long time reader, first time poster. I've done a ton of reading, but on this issue I unfortunantly feel pretty stumped. I've got a 6 year old 12 inch powerbook G4 1.33 ghz that has internet speeds around 5177kbps, but overall its a bit dated sooo I wanted something a bit more new. I recently picked up a white 2.4 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook, HOWEVER the internet wireless speeds on it is dismal in comparison. I'm getting download speeds on average around 405kbps and upload speeds are pretty much non-existant! I've matched both of them to the same internet settings and they are both running 10.5.8. So again I'm stumped and if anybody can give me some idea as to what to do, Id greatly appreciate it! Thank you!:)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Use the AirPort icon in the Menu Bar and click on it while holding down OPTION and see what it says under PHY Mode and Transmit rate.

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  3. Nerdelicious thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All it Says is

    0:18:4d:59:58:f4
    Channel: 11
    RSSI: -63
    Transmit Rate: 54
     
  4. Nerdelicious thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also, I'm not sure how much this matters, but I'm using this on a NETGEAR WGR614 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless Router. Even though it's a G router I would still expect the Macbook to surf a bit faster than it is.
     
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