Slow WiFi on Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mjr1006, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. mjr1006 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 9, 2010
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    I am running an approx 2 year old Macbook on my wifi network and have noticed that the download speeds are very slow all of a sudden.

    Testing with speedtest.net I am only getting 0.5MB/s compared to normal speeds of 2.5MB/s.

    I don't think it's the router because my iPhone is consistently showing 2-2.5MB/s.

    Any ideas? I have run software update to ensure everything is up to date.

    The only changes that have happened in the recent past are switching from WEP to WPA2 security on the router and making the wifi network invisible. These haven't affected the iPhone as noted above.
     
  2. Abscissa macrumors regular

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    Apr 2, 2010
    Location:
    VA
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    When I got my macbook 4.1, the internet in Safari and Firefox were horribly slow. I googled it and after time I found something where you needed to add new DNS ports. I used 2 that were listed on the website and my internet sped way up. I don't really know though. Other things say to change the channel your macbook is on can help through your router.
     

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