Wireless Connection Slowdown

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AzureCloud, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. AzureCloud macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    While I was downloading a file earlier, I clicked on the Airport icon in the menu bar to see which wireless network I was connected to. As Airport scanned for wireless networks (it does it automatically after clicking the Airport icon), I noticed that the speed of the download dropped so far that it practically stopped for a moment. I tried it a few other times and got a similar result. Anyone else notice connection drops/slowdowns when clicking on the Airport icon while it scans for other networks? Is there a way to prevent this? I'm running OS X 10.6.2 on a MacBook Pro. I posted it here because it seemed more of an OS thing than hardware.
  2. eldudorinio macrumors member


    Jan 16, 2010
    I am not sure, but I would assume that this is natural. When your airport is searching for other wireless networks, it is necessary that it downloads data from them, like the SSID of each network and wether it's a secured network or not.

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