"WIFI" very slow, speed test shows it is fast

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wheresdavid, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. wheresdavid macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the title but I couldn't think of anything better. Hopefully I'll be able to explain my problem. I have a MPR 2.53 ghz, 4 gig ram, I'm using Safari 4.04. I am using the WIFI at a guesthouse in Thailand (but I had the same issue in China, Vietnam ...). I ran a speed test and it said download 7mb/sec and upload about 1mb/sec. I have an "app" that says bandwidth in 1.3kb/sec out 1.0kbs. I thought maybe it was Safari so I downloaded and installed Firefox. firefox gives me similar speeds. When I downloaded Firefox though I had a download speed of over 1mb/sec. But as soon as it finished downloading the speed went back to around 1kb/sec. I have rebooted my MBP many times. I did some Google searches but didn't find anything helpful. Any ideas?

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  2. Helo2050 macrumors member

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    Jul 27, 2009
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    I also have this issue with my alum. Called Comcast and got a new router and everything. The regular Macbook is fine but the mbp always has issues going wireless. Why is this?
     

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