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Macbook Pro Slow wi-fi connection

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Zeok Calculating status...
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Jan 16, 2012 7:15 AM

hi, im new in mac... i bought the latest macbook pro 15 inch, and since day 1 wifi connection is SLOW, unlike my windows notebook, in windows it detects all the speed connection with speedtest, and the videos works fine, but here with the new mac, i cant see videos i need to wait, and speedtest says that i have 0.7 mb when i have more than 6mb .. what happend ? i need a solution please.. first time in mac and with problems... i need to fix the wifi internet connection... please help... thanks

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Jan 16, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to Zeok)

    Check out the "More Like This" threads over in the right column------------>

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Original MBP (2/2008)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Jan 16, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to Zeok)

    Please detail all you have done to resolve your issue.  Need this information so that the users can avoid the "been there, done that" scenario type responses.  This is to avoid repeating the troubleshooting you may have already tried.  Thank you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Original MBP (2/2008)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Jan 16, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to Zeok)

    Changing your router number most time works & it's all you have to do.

     

     

     

    System Preferences>Network

    Click the Assist Me button.

    In the next window that pops up, click the Diagnostic button & do the necessary.

     

    See KB Articles:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1401 AirPort troubleshooting guide

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2712 Using network locations in Mac OS X

     

    Manually provided DNS server addresses are higher priority than DHCP's

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1714 Solutions for connecting to the Internet, setting up a small network, and troubleshooting

     

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    Also, run the Airport Utility app which is located inside the Utilities folder.

     

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    If using a  Linksys router, contact LinkSys Customer Support and/or post in their forums.

     

    If using Apple's Airport, please re-post over in one of the AirPort Forums.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Original MBP (2/2008)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Jan 16, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to Zeok)

    setting changed and i need to put my password of the wireless network,

    A Fix for "Your network preferences have been changed by another application" Error

     

    In the Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ folder delete the following:

     

    com.apple.airport.preferences.plist

    NetworkInterfaces.plist

    preferences.plist

    com.apple.nat.plist

     

    You will have to re-configure all your network settings since deleting

     

    dlink router

    Read Dlink's user manual and/or visit their customer tech support website.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Original MBP (2/2008)
  • thomas kfromsydney Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to Zeok)

    Hey mate! I have the same problem as you!!

     

    I recieved my non retina macbook pro 2012 today! like 10 hours ago and wifi speeds are insanely horrible!

     

    I have an older sony vaio next to me on the same table, on the same wifi and modem it will get 2 - 2.5x the download speed of the macbook.

     

    I can run a speedtest and get 11mbit/s on the sony and the macbook will get 6mbit/s

    Thats with the modem only 2m away! 

     

    when the modem is in a different room the sony still gets 9-10 mbit/s and the macbook drops to between 1.5 and 4mbit /s !!

     

    AAARRRGGHH!!  I feel your pain.

  • Rhett100 Calculating status...
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    Jul 7, 2012 8:43 PM (in response to thomas kfromsydney)

    Same issue thomas. I have my Retina Macbook Pro sitting next to my 2008 Macbook and the retina is getting half the wifi download speed. Took it to Apple Genius Bar and wifi card seemed to be operating at a good capacity so they told me to call Apple Support when I was home. It may be a Airport or Router issue. No resolution for me yet.

  • Rhett100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 8, 2012 4:09 AM (in response to Zeok)

    I found this thread helpful (forget the PRAM stuff): https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2638879?start=0&tstart=0

     

    Try turning off bluetooth and see if that makes a difference. If so it may help to change the channel on your Airport or Router. Changed mine to channel 10 and it works.

  • s0hel Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2012 2:25 AM (in response to Zeok)

    I had the same issue and I fixed it.  Documented my process here:

    http://www.s0hel.com/blog/401/fixed-slow-wifi-issue-with-new-macbook-pro/

  • yorgev Calculating status...
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    Aug 9, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to Zeok)

    I have the same problem. Wifi slow on LION. I have a new MBP 2.2 Ghz of May 2012. Connection speed OK on PC windows and OK on a Snow Leopard Mac Book Pro. I have called to apple support and they will send me an "transporter" like UPS to take my MBP to analyze the problem. It is not an hardware problem because OK on Snow leopard but not ok on lion. I think that Mountain Lion will not fixe the problem of slowness.

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