Slow Internet due to macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Crown16, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Crown16 macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    Currently my household is blaming my macbook pro 13'' mid 2010 for consistently slowing down the internet.

    At all other regular wifi locations I never receive complaints.

    Is there any way I can get some tangible evidence that this is not the case?

    - I have upgraded the ram to 8gb (don't think this is cause)
    - I have reinstalled it
    - I have changed the HDD to SSD
    - Running the latest Mac os 10.8

    Other WiFi connected devices:

    Imac 17'' 2006
    Macbook Pro 13'' 2012 2.5ghz. Also running latest 10.8
    Sony Vaio 2010 15" windows 7

    These are the most active devices on the network.

    We have a fritzbox 7170 Modem. I do not understand How my macbook is the cause of the slow internet, and if it is would it not be a design flaw by apple?
    Problem is if its a design flaw I dont have any tangible evidence to go to my local apple retailer..

    If you guys have any ideas I am open to all of them.
     
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    None of these should have anything to do with your internet speed or clogging the houses' internet:

    - I have upgraded the ram to 8gb (don't think this is cause)
    - I have reinstalled it
    - I have changed the HDD to SSD
    - Running the latest Mac os 10.8

    are you regularly downloading torrents/large files?
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68020

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    What are your results from Speedtest.net?

    What DNS servers are you using? It's usually faster to use OpenDNS or Google instead of your ISP's DNS
     
  4. Hungry&Foolish Suspended

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    As Robvas suggested,couldn't hurt.

    How to do it

    Go to System Preferences > Network > Click “Advanced”
    Click the “DNS” tab
    In the DNS Servers and Search Domains boxes, select each item and remove by pressing the “-” (minus) button
    In the DNS Servers, click “+” and then paste or type in 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220, 208.67.222.220 and 208.67.220.222 one at a time.
    In the Search Domain box, click the “+” and then paste (or type) guide.opendns.com
     
  5. Crown16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Changed DNS,

    It has been extra slow this morning. Im barely able to load speedtest. My Speed should be 1mbyte down normally. Results now are Ping 281ms Down 2.81Mbit and up 0.21Mbit. I think im gonna start using dialup again...

    I do download large files frequently but that strain on my network is killed by just turning off transmission.
     

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