Wifi is faster on my iPhone than on my laptop!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbook yes, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. macbook yes macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2009
    The internet on my computer is getting progressively slower. I have no idea why.


    DL .38 Mb/s
    UL 1.04 Mb/s
    Ping 84ms

    DL 1.5Mb/s
    UL 3.85Mb/s
    Ping 360ms

    I'm not downloading on either one. How do I fix this?
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    What is CE Macbook?

    Anyways, plug in your Macbook via ethernet and see what the results are.

  3. macbook yes thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2009
    CE macbook was a joke when the alum mbp first came out.

    When plugged into ethernet (with my 3 inch cord behind the living room bookcase)

    DL 2.6
    UL 10.3
    Ping 23

    I thought that upload was supposed to be lower than download?
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    It is a silly monker used by those who bought an aluminum macbook and want to make it sound cooler than it is....Collector's Edition Macbook
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Wow, haha. Gotta love people. :)

    Not necessarily, but most of the time, yes. What speeds are you subscribed for?
  6. macbook yes thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2009
    I have no idea. It comes through my apartment complex. Everyone pays $10.
  7. promemorex macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    If you have cable internet like comcast, the speeds you get will vary to what people in your neighborhood is doing at that specific time.

    You can't really compare the internet on your iPhone and internet on your MBP because the internet comes from the iPhone comes from 3G at&t and elsewhere from your MBP.
  8. EHVio macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2010
  9. LightMast macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2007
    Hey, genius, he said the WiFi is faster on his phone than on his MBP.
  10. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Something could be running on your Macbook that you are not aware off. Run the Activity monitor and look at CPU. Disk usage and network numbers.
    If you were downloading a large file on the Macbook when you ran the test, it could explain it. It could also explain why the DL speed was less than the UL speed.
  11. sauer228 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Sounds like you're getting what you pay for. Was the speed test on your iPhone using 3G or Wifi?
  12. macbook yes thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2009
    Both were using Wifi.


    are the top three and neither of them are using more than 5%.
  13. Alleyoop macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2009
    I am having the same problem. I used to hate surfing the web using wifi on iPhone because it was so slow compared to my Powerbook! Now I got a new MBP i5 and it is slower than the iPhone! Can barely use it for going online-I posted about it before too and still trying to figure it out!

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