Slow WiFi connection with MacPro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by andy_multimedia, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. andy_multimedia macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2017
    Hello everybody,

    I now that this topic has been discussed in other posts, but I had the feeling that every case was some kind of unique (after the usual troubleshooting), so I thought I give it a try with another post.

    My problem:
    I live in Spain and moved to a new place, where I am using the same router as before and I contracted the same provider as before (Pepephone, Spain). Due to a company fusion we had to adjust some changes on the router, which we did with Pepephone help-hotline and everything worked out beautifully. We have normal internet connection with my MacBookPro, iPad and iPhone.

    Now I installed as well my MacPro and I have real trouble getting a decent internet connection or any connection at all, although the WiFi-Signal is all the way up (distance to the router is around 10 meters). I have no download processes in the background that could bring down the speed.

    Here are the tec specs of my MacPro:
    OSX El Capitan 10.11.6
    MacPro (Mid 2010)
    Processor 2,8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Memory 12GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC
    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB
    Serial No CK10209RHF7

    I already tried the following:
    I did some tests with and the speed varies between the devices. Although the PING is always around 52 I get around 7Mbs download speed with my MacBookPro and only have around 3Mbs with the MacBook.

    I tried different DNS
    But did not affect the download speed.

    Tried to change locations in the Preferences/Network/Wifi-panel. The changing to “Location: Automatic” I do not even get a IP-address and no WiFI signal.

    I do not have much knowledge about the whole Network stuff, but I was reading the last days in the forums and similar cases.

    Do you have any suggestions what could be the matter for my slow connection?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    The Mac Pro doesn't have good Wi-Fi reception. Any of the following should help.
    • Switch to wired Ethernet
    • Switch to powerline networking
    • Switch to a USB Wi-Fi adapter and use a USB extension cable to place the adapter in a good location with better reception
    • Switch to a PCIe Wi-Fi adapter with external antennas
    • Run one or more of your internal Wi-Fi antennas from the internal Wi-Fi card to an external antenna mounted to a PCIe slot cover
  3. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Only the Mac Pro has problem, all other devices have good internet speed?

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