WiFi Internet problems

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

  1. nicnic77 macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2007
    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


    Mar 3, 2006
    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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