Slow internet suddenly on Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CardboardGiant, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. CardboardGiant macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    I have no idea which is a good place to ask this, so if it's the wrong board, mods please put it in the correct board.

    So I'm just surfing the web as usual at 12 pm. SUDDENLY, my internet becomes painfully slow for the next 3 hours. I've decided i've waited long enough because I thought maybe it was Cox's fault. I unplug my modem and router power and internet cables.

    I plug it back in and now my internet is fast again.

    So my question is this, why do routers and modems do this? Why do they suddenly decide to make internet slow unless i unplug it and plug it back in? Are modems/routers so badly made that they stop working unless you turn it off?
  2. mfldmike macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2011
    Try using google dns servers....I noticed mine lagged until I did this
  3. wookv macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Which provider are you using? Are you at school or at work?

    For me, comcast always very reliably and religiously go down in speed in the evenings. Turning it off/on basically reestablishes your connection and mine too, initially shows the maximum speed of my connection then within seconds drops to a trickle.

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