Slow internet on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sawihsiwi, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. sawihsiwi macrumors newbie

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    I recently got the Mac Pro 2.4GHz Quad Core with 6GB of RAM. While loading web pages seems fine when I try to download files it crawls as if on dial-up. I checked the internet speed on speedtest.net and I get 4Mbps. My iMac (24") which works on the same wifi network gets 20Mbps. Upload speed is the same (about 1Mbps). Do I need to configure my airport properties? please advise. Thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    How are you connected to the router? If it is via wireless LAN, try Ethernet.
    Do you run any software, that uploads something at full upload speed capacity?
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    speedtest.net is hardly a good comparison of speeds - you might be downloading from a different geographical location.

    even if they are at the same location you will get different results anyway.

    download something from a reliable source, say apple.com, or google and ensure that you use Activity Monitor to check the network speeds.
     

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