SLOW internet

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by WorriedMacUser, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. WorriedMacUser macrumors newbie

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    Apr 11, 2015
    #1
    I just did a speed test on speedtest.net and I got some SUPER slow speeds! Is there any way to fix this?

    Ping: 73
    Download speed: 1.28 mbps
    Upload speed: 0.68 mbps

    I'm using OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion.
     
  2. sigmadog macrumors 6502a

    sigmadog

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    Feb 11, 2009
    Location:
    near Spokane, WA
    #2
    Assuming you are using a Mac Pro and not a MacBook Pro (some people get these forums mixed up) the problem is likely not with your computer.

    I get slow internet periodically and my computer has never been the problem (I've got a 2008 Mac Pro running Mavericks).

    Usually it's my router. My solution is to turn off the router, and the bridge device (which converts the radio signals to router-friendly) wait a couple minutes, then turn it back on. This resets the connection to my ISP.

    My situation is a bit unique, as I get my internet signal from a Line of Sight radio transmitter a couple miles away, and sometimes trees or weather can affect the signal, but I usually start from the assumption that it's my router, and most of the time it is.

    In the rare occasions when power-cycling the router doesn't work, a call to my ISP will often solve the problem, as in "yeah, we're having some issues here" or "we're repairing the transmitter" or whatever.
     

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