wtf is going on with my internet

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by joedavis34, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. joedavis34 macrumors regular

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    Starting last night, my internet started working weird. My girlfriends' laptop worked fine. Mine is going so slow.

    my throughput is 91K according to toast.net... That's 56K modem speed.

    DSL is 291-900Kish.

    My macbook's internet was working fine on campus today. It's just when I'm in my apartment.
     
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  3. Peace macrumors Core

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    You're not using comcast by any chance are you?
     
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    no
     
  5. johnjay1776 macrumors member

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    Well, since your girlfriend's laptop was working fine, I guess I'd have a question for you ... Well, a few of them anyway. Are we talking wired connection? Wireless? If wireless, is she using 802.11b? g? n? I guess what I'm getting at is that since this only happens to be at your apartment, perhaps someone is using a mobile phone that's messing with the reception on your laptop? I used to not be able to use an older cordless phone without bothering my wireless connection ...
     
  6. joedavis34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    my wireless connection is a b/g/n.

    I have G, she has G.
     
  7. joedavis34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    and theres no new wireless phones at all in our apartment
     
  8. johnjay1776 macrumors member

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    Yeah, but what about your neighbor's apartment? Does this happen at all times of day?

    Also, can you plug in an ethernet cable and see if you get the same poor response?
     
  9. joedavis34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I changed the range the range thing from 11 to 1... tthis made it immediately faster.
     
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