WiFi Internet problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nicnic77, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. nicnic77 macrumors member

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    Nov 18, 2007
    #1
    Hi all,

    I've recently upgraded my internet to 20megs from Virgin Media here in the UK. My setup is pretty straight forward:

    Cable Modem --> Airport Extreme --> Shares Internet

    When I do a Speedtest from speedtest.net on my Macbook I get 18-19megs download, everywhere in the house. I also have an iMac upstairs, and a Windows box downstairs and both of these score less than 6megs a second. I've tried the Macbook directly next to both these desktops and I am seeing the same result every single time. Macbook = 20megs, iMac/PC = 6megs.

    Both Macs are running 10.5.5. The PC is running XP.

    Any ideas? It makes no logical sense to me!
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    Mar 3, 2006
    #2
    To track down the issue, do a direct plug to the cable modem with each machine. That will a starting point that takes the AP card out of consideration (maybe the macbook is N and the iMac is g?). Otherwise, blame the base station for liking your macbook better.
     

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