Slow WiFi on i5 iMac 21.5" 2011

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jafingi, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. jafingi macrumors 65816

    jafingi

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    Hi,

    I've had my iMac for about two months now, and I'm totally happy with it. The best Mac I've ever had.

    However, I have some issues with the WiFi.

    My Macbook Pro from 2009 could easily download with 5-6 MB/s, but the iMac doesn't go above 3 MB/s, sometimes it's not even reaching 2 MB/s.

    Both the iMac and Macbook Pro are in the same room, 8 inches from each other, so it's not a placement issue.

    Anyone else noticing slow WiFi speeds on their iMacs?
     
  2. CIMA macrumors newbie

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    Same thing happened to me. All windows comp in my home will run at 12mbps but the imac was not going over 3mbps. I end up buying a new router and that fixed the problem. The original router was a Netgear G router and was working fine till I got the iMac. I switched to a Linksys dual band N router and now the iMac is running fine.

    I hate to replace something that still works so I am not too happy about it but for what I have read there is no other way to fix the problem.
     
  3. jafingi thread starter macrumors 65816

    jafingi

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    I actually have a dual band Cisco Linksys 802.11n router, and it shows 80% signal strength.
     

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