slow wifi connection on new imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jnowakphoto, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. jnowakphoto macrumors newbie

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    So my Comcast line gives me about 50mbps down when connected via a cable, ove wifi both my netbook and tablet are able to get 25/30mbps down on average, my new iMac only gets 15mbps max. What gives?
     
  2. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Wireless networks are affected by the surroundng environment. Distance, structural interference, radio interference, etc. 5ghz is even more susceptible to structure and distance.

    What band is the iMac operating on, how far is it from the router?
     
  3. Serban Suspended

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    Yes give us more details about the space between and the router brand
     
  4. jnowakphoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's about 30 feet away, signal has a straight path through the livingroom, no walls inbetween.

    I can go into another bedroom with my tablet or my netbook and get 30mbps down easily behind a closed door.


    It a Linksys WRT160N
     
  5. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502

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    I remember someone else on this forum had this problem earlier, I think they ended up having to reinstall OS X and then updating it, speak to Apple on the phone and see if they can resolve it if not then you may have to reinstall (I know it's a massive pain.)
     
  6. jnowakphoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I would really wanna avoid a clean install. Too much stuff to re-install back. :(
     
  7. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, it'd be a massive hassle!

    Could you could using wired ethernet (if possible)?

    If not I'd call up Apple tomorrow and try and get them to sort things out.
     

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