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Slow network speed using wireless. Cable no problem

3035 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2010 5:15 PM by ned1972 RSS
RickertB Calculating status...
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Dec 2, 2010 1:08 AM
I also experience the long waits for rental, but only using wireless on my 802.11N with full reception.

When I plug in a direct ethernet cable, the problem disappears!

So this is a problem about wireless connectivity, which I also have on my macbook 1,83Ghz Core2duo. OSX10.6. The bandwidth seem to be throttled. When i use an other mac or windows laptop, the speeds are sky high.

Come on APPLE, you can do better!!!!
Macbook Core Duo 1,83, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2GB, 250GB
  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,035 points)
    This wouldn't be a problem with apple, it is with your wireless and possible throttling from ISP.

    If you are fine when connected with ethernet just leave it.
    iMac 2.8GHz 2GB RAM ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Apple TV 2G
  • mhannan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Pardon my stupidity, but then how do I connect with ethernet? My Airport extreme is in a different area of the house.
    iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,035 points)
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    Dec 5, 2010 12:59 PM (in response to mhannan)
    I was referring to the OP who said he had no problems with a wired connection. Wifi can be faulty and ethernet is the way to go, if you can manage it.
    iMac 2.8GHz 2GB RAM ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Apple TV 2G
  • koernchen02 Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2010 4:54 PM (in response to RickertB)
    Thank you so much RickertB !

    I searched so long for a fix of my slow Airport on my 1st Gen Macbook.
    I never thought about turning IPv6 off until you mentioned it and that works like a charm.
    Should have done that a long time ago and not buying a macbook pro ^^

    Macbook 1,1 | MacBook Pro 7,1, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • ned1972 Calculating status...
    Thanks everyone. I turned off IPV6 support and the speed jumped way back up. Glad there are people out there to help.
    Macbook Pro 3.1, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac 24" 2.93 GHz


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