My internet speed

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  1. macornomac macrumors 6502

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    Hey just wanted to ask a quick question about my macbook. I've got the 2.16 core 2 duo one. It's got 2gb ram. I've kind of noticed recently that web pages will load slowly and just hang in the bar then finally load. I did a speed test with speakeasy and here are my results

    Plugged into ethernet
    download Speed: 4569 kbps (571.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 5344 kbps (668 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Wireless
    Download Speed: 4514 kbps (564.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 5203 kbps (650.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

    What do you guys think?? Are these normal readings?? Also I have never used ethernet ever since I got my macbook and just did it for the first time today. I thought it would be faster then wireless but looks about the same according to these tests. So are these readings good, bad?
     
  2. McGiord, Mar 8, 2008
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  3. macornomac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just have this service provider that is provided by my apt complex it's suppose to be a T1 service.
     
  4. Strom1 macrumors regular

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    I just recently switched to Verizon/Fios and my current speeds are: 20559 kbps (2569.9 KB/sec transfer rate)Upload Speed: 4487 kbps (560.9 KB/sec transfer rate)those speeds are very good not the best,that being said a lot of sites do hang up on me as well,Youtube as of today is very slow and this site always takes a while to load,though it is worth the wait.:)
     
  5. montycat macrumors 6502

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    I too always wondered what was considered acceptable speed. Im using Road Runner. MC
     

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  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Very rarely do you find internet fast enough to take advantage of ethernet vs wireless.
     
  7. macornomac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok yeah well just wondered if my speeds were of normal settings.
     
  8. macornomac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also always thought that ethernet should always be faster then wireless which mine is but not by much.
     
  9. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    One time I somehow managed to download Ubuntu in three minutes onto a thin client at school.

    Now THAT'S ethernet for ya.

    So, about 3.9MB/s.
     
  10. macornomac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah school internet is always fast.
     
  11. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Really depends on the school.
     
  12. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    CHCCS, Chapel Hill, NC. T3 lines on Compaq thin clients, connected to a server running WS2k3.
     
  13. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    sweet deal, some schools don't have T3 particularly the private schools up here in canada. And the 2k3 server doesn't change a whole lot. :D
     
  14. macornomac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm at UVA don't know what they use and Duke is going to beat UNC. haha.
     
  15. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    No, they're not. :mad::mad::mad:

    I'm about to kill myself.
     

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