my Wifi connection is slow with Macbook but faster on LAN

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by aneftp, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    This has been happening since this past weekend. I live in an apartment complex and have cable modem so I thought it was the neighbors using torrents and killing my bandwidth.

    I have a secured network but the WiFi connection on both my iMac and Macbook has been so slow (can't even stand to watch even youtube videos).

    However, when I plug the ethernet cable directly into both the iMac and Macbook, I get back my normal speeds.

    I have a Tmobile branded Linksys router; I know it's the not router problem because my Gateway Laptop's WiFi connection is still fast.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    I am running Apple Leopard 10.5.2. Both my iMac's and MacBook are the Current generation models.
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    This is a tough one...

    for so many of the new MB owners. Basically, you need to make sure that you have the most current Firmware downloaded for your WiFi/LAN Carrier (T-Mobile). You may need to contact T-Mobile and have them walk you through the connection process, since it's probably difficult to do a step-by-step from their internet website. The root of the problem seems to be the WiFi Router is not being recognized by the MB or vice versa. Once you enter the WEP information from T-Mobile you should be back up and running. Keep us posted! :confused:
     
  3. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    If your wifi is shared then the slowest connection on it is dumbing it down for everyone else. Apple support had me set up two wifi connections one for my n connections and one for g and b. Now my MBP and MB are very fast on wifi and my iPhone and Tivo units use the other. So if some one is connecting with b or g they will be slowing down your n. If you have a personal wifi just make sure no one else can log on to slow it down.

    ps.. not sure if this is a quality of only Apple routers.
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    That's a good point...

    you need to ensure that your WiFi is secured, b/c you don't want others to bog down your connection. :cool:
     
  5. aneftp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I figured out my issue....it's the excessive airport scanning issue

    I can't believe this was my problem. It had to do with the excessive airport scanning issue with Leopard 10.5.2


    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6915196

    I haven't figured out the solution yet, but at least the issue has been found!
     

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