Slow Download SPeed Linksys

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Liam1313, May 27, 2008.

  1. Liam1313 macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2008
    hi i have a imac and i used to get around 500/800 kb per second.. after awhile i wanted internet for my wii so i got a linksys router... everything was fine.. was set on usb connection to my computer but after my power went out it came back on and my router is now set on wireless, (but i never re-turned on airport so i dont understand how im getting internet through a wireless modem with airport off, well my usb cable is stil connected but my router is set on wireless anyway) and now i get less then 200 kb per second and i dont get that.. so i got speed download and now my speed is 200/300 kb persecond which is still slow.. so is there anyway to get my kb/per second up again? must i do something with my mac or with my router or... anything ( and my router is a mystery with me because when my router was set on usb cable somehow my wii was gtting the wireless signal) please help!
  2. ert3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2007
    Some how I think you are using the wrong terms for what you are defining so lets be completely certain about what you are saying.

    your network looks like one of two things




    First off if you are using wifi with your iMac you should always use AirPort if you can (which it should always be)

    Two if you did not name your wireless network you should know that the default settings will match that of your neighbor his/her neighbor and his aunts pet dog.

    This means it is very likely that you could be connecting to a different router if it is even your own.

    Second Shot your layout may actually look like this

    In which case you are not properly connected to your modem and need to switch over to AirPort for connectivity.

    Third. If you have no security settings enabled on your router then your neighbors maybe using your internet as a means of free access and that could be slowing you down.

    Fourth you may have some how set your usb wireless card to half duplex mode so that your speed is cut in half. also if you are using an out dated card or router it may just provide crap speeds.

    Either way we need more data to help you so brand names, model numbers, maybe a more accurate layout of your network?
  3. Liam1313 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2008
    no idea what you said... il just call my cable company if not il get a genius bar appointment.....
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    What's the brand of your router, what kind of modem do you have, who's your ISP?

    How are you connecting to the router right now with your iMac?

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