Optimising Connections for 50MB broadband

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jgbr, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. jgbr macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007

    Just had 50MB broadband installed, engineer said their was settings and/or programs for macs to work better with fast broadband.

    I also have an airport extreme.

    Are their any known tweaks or advice for the Mac or airport extreme to work faster with my new broadband?

    (IE i heard 5ghz is better)
  2. derekjd macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2006

    You might want to chweck sites like DSLreports.com or something similar to that. On know on there that ISP reps are constantly lurking and chiming in on a few topics.

    Where are you getting 50 from if I may ask?

  3. jgbr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Virginmedia in the UK

    I know im chasing extra MBS, but i just wanted to know if their are any software tweaks in leopard etc that can increase performance
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You can't "increase" performance if you do not do a speed test.

    No need to change anything in OSX.

    You need to
    1. use gigabit ethernet
    2. reduce wifi intereference by doing 5ghz N, unfortunately your theorical connection is faster than wireless N

    In addition, no single site really allows you download of that speed.
  5. TranceNW macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2007
    Essex, United Kingdom

    Wireless N can operate WAY above 50mbps. Sure interference makes a difference e.t.c, but wireless N has no problem handling 50mbps.
  6. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    1) The install tech's wrong. (Big surprise, I know...)

    2) Mac OS X does a very good job of handling high throughput links. I regularly max out a 100mbit link with no issues whatsoever.

    3) You're not gonna get 50mbit. Nowhere close.

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