OS X having trouble downloading files via new internet connection, Windows not

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LiquidHarmony, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. LiquidHarmony macrumors newbie

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    My connection is really fast as far as browsing and P2P downloading is concerned, but normal downloads through Safari, Chrome or any other browser is incredibly slow! 9 Kb/s, compared to the 150 Kb/s I get from browsing and P2P.

    My iTunes downloads, even on my iPod touch is also just as slow.

    And regardless of which website I download from, it's always the same extra-slow downloading speed. When I switch to Windows, it's capable of downloading much faster.

    However, when I run Windows through VMWare Fusion, downloading speed is also slow, so it's obvious it's a problem with how OS X handles the main connection.

    Graphic-heavy websites load very quickly, but YouTube clips don't.

    I tried two different Macs, and I tried using Ethernet. The problem did not exist with the older connection. The new connection is a WiMax WLAN broadband connection, opposed to the previous DSL connection.

    I was told it may be an MDU/MTU problem, but I don't know what that even means.
     
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