Wifi file transfers very, very slow.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by airamerica, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. airamerica macrumors newbie

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    I've just set up my MBA, right out of the box - everything is going well apart from it take ages to copy files from my G5 to the MBA, over my WiFi connection.

    A 33.6MB file has just taken 45 mins!!!!

    I'm doing nothing differently from when I used my very old (5 years) G4 PowerBook to transfer content. As a quick test, I've just transferred the same file to that lap top in about 15 seconds.

    Has anyone else had the same problem or know of a fix?
     
  2. n0de macrumors 6502

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    My MBA (week 1) seems to be more sensitive to channel clutter than my G4 PB was.

    In my area there are 6 different networks broadcasting on channel 6, mine was one of them. I reconfigured my AP to only use G on channel 4 and everything was fine.

    Another problem I noticed is if an AP does not broadcast it's ID. I tend to drop signals and have problems re-acquiring them. Once I turned broadcast back on all was OK.
     
  3. airamerica thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still very slow

    I've tried to use a different channel but the result is still the same.

    I seems that the problem is with the MBA itself? Unlike many other reports I have a constant network connection and it hasn't dropped out at all.
     
  4. bence8810 macrumors member

    bence8810

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    Hi

    I also had this problem, although not with the MBA but with a simple Macbook. I was using the Airport Extreme Base Station, and until I clicked Enable Interface Robustness or something like that in the Airport Admin utility, i kept getting dropouts and slow speeds. This was on mixed g/n mode. When I had it on N only with the high hertz channels, I had no trouble, except that my iPhone was wifi-less. Once I realized that g/n mixed mode with robustness set was fine, I went back to that, and my iPhone is a happy wifi client as well.

    Cheers

    Ben
     
  5. Alkiera macrumors regular

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    This is the first complaint I've heard of slow wireless. The only remotely slow wireless operation I've done involved installing CS3 from a Remote Disk over wireless, but that was many gigs of data, and it will still under an hour.
     
  6. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

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    Houston, TX
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    Had poor network performance on my network yesterday; was corrected after I reset my WAP.
     

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