Speed of connection?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bulldog VII, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    Morning all

    I was wondering how I discover at what speed my imac connects to the internet at?

    When I had a PC it was no problem, but the imac just plugged into my broadband straight from the box without the need to install any software

    Anyone have any ideas??

    Thanks
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Apparently faster connections don't give very accurate results on those speed testing sites 'cause the browser's implementation of Java becomes the limiting factor. Maybe download a large file from a reputable server such as Apple's or your ISP's and see what the speed is there.
     
  4. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    Thanks for the info

    I managed to find the speed out by typing in the IP address of my service provider

    Thanks for your help
     

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