Wireless Internet Connection slow

Discussion in 'macOS' started by brainwave89, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 6 months old iMac whose wireless connection seems to be slower than normal. It is the only computer in the house. Other than rebooting the wireless router and cable modem is there any other suggestions on what I can do so my up to date Safari browser loads pages quicker?
    Thanks.
     
  2. kd_rome macrumors member

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  3. Sorkvild macrumors 6502

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    Try using OpenDNS. I use it on all my macs and I definitely notice an improvement in speed. Nothing to download, just change a few settings in System Preferences.

    https://www.opendns.com/smb/start/computer/

    I don't know what version of OS X you're running so I sent that link.
     
  4. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    snappier, you mean? :D

    If you just feel that it's slower, you could determine your actual speed, e.g. here (http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?flash=1), and compare that to the results you get when you hook up the computer to the router using an ethernet cable.

    If you just want a fater Safari, start using Webkit's Nightly builds (http://webkit.org/).
     
  5. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying that rebooting the router or cable modem speeds it up?
     

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