Slow Broadband connection with Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Philinghorn, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Philinghorn macrumors newbie

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    Hampshire, England
    #1
    Hello,

    I have a slow broadband connection with iMac, My wireless router is connected at 4Mbs but my imac only gets download speeds on usually around 0.5Mbs. My daughters laptop running Windows 7 will connect at about 2 Mbs at the same location as the iMac. Is there any thing I can do to improve the speed ?
    My imac is a 27" c2d with Snow Leopard & using Safari & connected wireless.
    This is my first mac & loving it (wish I had changed years ago), so a bit of a newbie so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

    tonyburkhart

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    #2
    Are you sure you're connecting via "n" standard?

    Also, what type of files are you downloading and from where?

    That way, we can compare apples, to apples (pun TOTALLY intended) when it comes to download speed.

    Have you tried a simple speed test from both? If not, give it a shot - http://speedtest.net/
     
  3. Philinghorn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hampshire, England
    #3
    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for your reply,
    I am connect via a Netgear DG834GT using "g" standard
    I have been using speedtest.net & broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk to compare speeds.
    I haven't been downloading any specific files, just web pages.

    Phil
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