My downloads are really slow!

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  1. Flash89 macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys,

    I've posted here before for help and it worked. My mac book pro came in yesterday and i start downloaded various things, but one huge con about this laptop is that my downloads are very slow. I'm only getting 50kbps-80kbps and I'm sitting right next to my router. My HP, which I hate with a passion runs fine. I'm really starting to get frustrated because this is a beautiful laptop, but the downloads take forever. Is there any way I can help fix this problem?
    My home internet is Verizon Fios. Thanks guys!

    Justin
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you tried www.speedtest.net and seen the results?

    They show as bits, so if it say 800Kbit/s it is 100KB/s, or 4Mbit/s are 500KB/s.
     
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    That translates into 650KB/s download and 566KB/s upload speed.

    What is downloading at those speeds you reported in your first posts? Can you give us a link?
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Do a speedtest.net test on your HP and then your Macbook and post it here.
     
  6. Flash89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is the first test not from the macbookpro.
     
  7. Flash89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just downloading apps like FLV player, word documents, pdfs that take much longer than normal.
     
  8. Flash89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just did another speedtest on my mac book pro and got

    [​IMG]
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Try unplugging your router, then plugging it back in. Then make sure there are no devices connected to it beside your MacbooK pro. see if the speed test differs.
     
  10. andrew086 macrumors regular

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    Is your HP connected directly to the modem and the MBP via wifi? It could be a bad router.
     
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    Try using different channels for Wifi.

    What router are you using?
     
  13. Flash89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm using Verizon Fios router it came with. I'm gonna call verizon tomorrow to change channels etc...i need to log in my ip address and mess around with it. worked fine at my friends house so i doubt its a problem with the mbp.
     
  14. Flash89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HP is a laptop and my desktop is a PC made by me thats connected through using an ethernet cable.
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    In my experience, the routers provided by the ISP do dumb things, like that. That is why I like to use my own router.
     
  16. Flash89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to call Verizon and see why the wireless is very slow. Thank you.
     
  17. Flash89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys, but i found the solution to the problem. I had to change my channel for the router and my 2.4ghz cordless phone interferes with my connection. Thanks guys for trying.
     
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    What he said,and hook directly to the router via Eithernet cable, see if that makes a difference
     

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