upload/download speed

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by majaca, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. majaca macrumors member

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    Are these good results for my mac OS X 10.9.4?

    I used speedtest.net and got:
    ping: 24 ms
    download: 2.97 mbp
    upload: .18 mbps

    Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory: 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    Oh and my router is an Apple Air Port-the big, taller one.

    Much of the time, it seems the upload speed is SLOW, but of course, now that I'm actually 'testing' it, it seems fine.:confused:

    Thanks.
     
  2. anupash macrumors newbie

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    Depends on your internet connection, your router location, the WiFi strength in your Mac and so many other factors. But for me I can get 40 up and 80 down on my office WiFI with Macbook Air 2012
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Did you use Speedtest.net? What speeds does your ISP promise? What if you use a wired connection?
     
  4. majaca thread starter macrumors member

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    So yours is much slower then? 40 to my 2.9 and 80 to my .18? Or, are you leaving out the decimals? I'm confused.

    The router is right next to the pc and the strength is the highest it can be.

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    I just did another test and got slower results, I think?
    download 3.48
    upload .56

    Why the difference in a matter of 5 minutes?

    Thanks.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    As we all seem to talk in Megabit per second, or Mb/s or Mbps, your download speeds are slower compared to the 40 Mb/s and 80 Mb/s anupash reported.

    Again, what speeds does your Internet Service Provider (ISP) promise and have you used Speedtest.net to get those numbers?

    PS: One Byte is eight bit, thus 3.48 Mb/s are 0.435 MB/s, an okay speed, but nothing to be proud of if you get promised a 10 or 20 Mb/s line.

    And upload speeds are almost always one eight of the download speed.
     
  6. fcomstoc macrumors member

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    Those speeds are very slow, I would check with your ISP to see what is going on, you could also try resetting your Router and Modem.

    At home I get 35 Down and 15 p if your speeds are that slow you may want to change ISPs those speeds are really bad anymore

    Just for fun, at work I get 411 Down and 259 Up, but I work for the University and they have some crazy internet setup
    http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3643776104
     
  7. majaca thread starter macrumors member

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    Is this better?

    Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 9.54.36 AM.png

    Is it the higher the number the faster?

     
  8. fcomstoc, Aug 4, 2014
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    fcomstoc macrumors member

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    That is much better, although you will never see that download speed from a single website, most will be between 1-3 mbps, it is important to have higher speeds when you include all of the internet-connected services you use at the same time. Those speeds are pretty good for a home environment.

    What did you end up doing to get your speeds higher?
     
  9. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    That is highly dependent on the web sites you visit. Downloads from Apple will likely arrive at the speed of your connection, for example.

    A.
     
  10. fcomstoc macrumors member

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    True, I was just saying that most run at those speeds, p2p downloads are pretty much the only downloads that I have seen reach the max speed, but its good to have it available for simultaneous services and downloads and if you ever are connected to something that can run those speeds
     
  11. h9826790, Aug 6, 2014
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    h9826790 macrumors G3

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    10.9.4 is fine for internet connection speed. I also use the current generation Time Capsule as the router. However, my machine is too old, I don't even have wi-fi in my Mac Pro. Therefore, can't test the 802.11ac at this moment.

    no ip.jpg Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 16.13.39.jpg

    If you experience slow connection, it may be your ISP, wiring, or the host's (server side) problem... but shouldn't be the OSX.
     

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