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

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    The internet on my computer is getting progressively slower. I have no idea why.

    Speedtest.net:

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

    iPhone:
    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

    wordoflife

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    What is CE Macbook?

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

    www.speedtest.net
     
  3. macbook yes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

    wordoflife

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    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

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

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    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

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    .......wifi.......
     
  9. LightMast macrumors regular

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

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    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

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    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

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    Both were using Wifi.

    firefox-bin
    WindowServer
    sh

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

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    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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