Slow internet with fast speedtest

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spiegelprime, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. spiegelprime macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2014
    I have an Iphone 5 that I tether to my Macbook Pro as my main source of internet. (I live in Kuwait and the telecom infrastructure here is odd). Up until a day or two ago I had no problems with this arrangement but suddenly my internet speeds dropped off. I did a speed test and got scores ranging from 10-20mbps so I was surprised that I couldn't load websites or download anything.

    I called my carrier and went in and got a new SIM card at their suggestion but it has not changed anything. Websites load extremely slowly both on my phone and on my computer.

    Any suggestions? I've done a network settings reset, airplane mode on/off, cell data on/off, and just about all of the other most basic suggestions I've seen.

    TL;DR My iPhone 5 internet is slow but giving me high speed tests. Help.
  2. spiegelprime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2014
    How would I solve that? It's also messing with things like whatsapp and imessage so I don't know if it's a DNS thing.
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Try another DNS, I personally use Googles.
  4. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    Can you change your carrier settings? If so try Google DNS
  5. cynics, Apr 14, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 15, 2014

    cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012

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