Slow, slow internet

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jadedxsyn, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. jadedxsyn macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I've had my MBP for about a year and recently I noticed that when I open Safari or Firefox it takes FOREVER to load a page. Even a small page like Google! I tried a reset for both browsers but that didn't help. I did some maintenance but no help there either.

    This is my first Mac so I wanted to ask if I'm missing something.. should I be doing something maintenance-like that I'm not?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2008
    Are you connected to the right network? Did you clear your cookies and cache? My mac has a tendency to switch networks sometimes...
  3. jadedxsyn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Yes, I believe I'm connected to the right internet. Out of nowhere it just gets really, really slow then it refuses to connect to anything.

    I have two accounts.. an admin and one for daily use. It's the one I use for daily use that's bugging out. I logged onto the the admin account and it has NO problems. For work, I watch a lot of videos on YouTube and other sites. Would that be the problem? Am I streaming too much?

    Thanks for the help!
  4. rupie94 macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Is your MacBook quick overall or is your macbook slow?
    Caus' then the only problem what I can think of is your router or your network.
    maybe you should reset your router
  5. shwc macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2005
    you have a bad DNS server number listed

    Nine times out of ten this problem is a Domain Name Server issue. Typically a bad or outdated server number or your computer is trying to use a private (i.e., work/school) DNS server when you are at home and is being denied access.

    Do a search (use the google search function in these forums) for "slow internet and DNS."

    One such forum topic is fix slow internet

    Sometimes the bad listing is on your router, other times it is on your computer.

    Many people around here have started using the Open DNS server numbers.

    For information on the domain name system
  6. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    1. Download OnyX (a free maintenance utility).

    2. Open OnyX and Click Cancel on these two Alert Panels:
    -Cancel the S.M.A.R.T. Box
    -Cancel the Startup Volume Box

    3. Enter your Password

    4. Click on the Cleaning Tab

    5. In each tab, execute the command. Check all the boxes in each tab. When its finished in that tab, it will ask you to reboot. Say NO. Go on to the next tab and repeat until all tabs are done. THEN REBOOT.
  7. jadedxsyn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    My MBP is quick overall.

    I have Onyx DLed and I did that but I'll do that again!

    Thanks for the help, I'll look into the DNS settings & check back!

    Thanks again :)
  8. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....

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