same file same network completely different speeds

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by KConstantin, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. KConstantin macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2011
    So my connection has been crap lately, but I noticed my rommate's computer downloading at about 450-500kb/s and mine topping out at around 100.

    They're both macbooks...mine is actually newer and faster. I set them up to use the same torrent program downloading the same torrent and I even took my computer off from being port forwarded (mine was his wasn't) still maximum approx 100kb/s. NO its not limited in the torrent program. Even straight from the wall, its 100kb/s.


    On speed tests it will hit the maximum bandwidth, but on actual downloads I'm stuck with this. occassionally it will get up there but for him these are just the normal numbers.

    is my nic card broken?

    EDIT: that wouldn't even make sense unless the ethernet port was broken too...
  2. msjones macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2007
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    It wont be the NIC as its working to use speed test which as you say is getting the full bandwith.

    is your room mate using the network at the same time? The bandwidth would be shared between you both.

    Which torrent program are you using? Do you have the firewall enabled? And if so do you have the correct ports open?

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