UK - 6meg ADSL on one Mac, 140k on the other? Huh?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by applemax, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    Hi

    I am in the UK and have an 8Mbit ADSL connection. It goes through a netgear dg834 modem/router, then into a new-style AirPort Extreme (n). It is then relayed to numerous other airport base stations (g). My Macbook has an 80211N card and my PowerMac has an 80211G card.

    The Macbook is getting 6mbit

    The Power Mac is getting 140kbps

    Additionally, the recorded ping on the powermac is 2x as much as that of the Macbook.

    The tests were done on speedtest.net

    Any ideas why this is and how to fix it?

    Thanks very much, in advance :)
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Not 100% sure but I think it is being caused by the mix of n and g cards..

    Can you get the router back to g only and then try it again...
     
  3. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    Hey

    This is still unresolved - now the speed is around 300k on the Powermac, 7,000k on the MacBook. The Powermac has a ping of 400 and the MacBook has a ping of <50.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    What are you doing on your Power Mac?

    Tried creating another user account and see if the problem persists.
     
  5. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    Hi

    The computer is just used for internet and email mainly.
    It has 3 user accounts and they're all suffering from the same slow internet speeds.
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    Are you downloading or uploading anything from the Power Mac? A torrent application for example, that starts up during login.

    Even on a G network, you'll be able to squeeze at maximum of 54Mbps, and in your case, you'll easily get your 6Mbps internet speed.
     
  7. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    Nope - nothing. Literally just iTunes, Safari and Mail only. Is it possible that it may be the hard drive? It's a 250GB drive with only 8GB free! :eek:

    Thanks :)
     

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