2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2013 3:56 PM by Klaus1
Travisel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using 10.5.8 with safari 4.0.2. Internet is slow. What should I upgrade?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: I am using 10.5.8 with safari 4.0.2. Internet is slow. What should I do?            upgrade to?
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,465 points)

    Hello, see how many of these you can answer...

     

    See if the Disk is issuing any S.M.A.R.T errors in Disk Utility...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7029

     

     

    Open Activity Monitor in Applications>Utilities, select All Processes & sort on CPU%, any indications there?

     

    How much RAM & free Disk space do you have also, click on the Memory & Disk Usage Tabs.

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

     

    In the Memory tab of Activity Monitor, are there a lot of Pageouts?

     

    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2712

     

    10.7 & 10.8…

     

    System Preferences>Network, top of window>Locations>Edit Locations, little plus icon, give it a name.

     

     

    10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x instructions...

     

    System Preferences>Network, click on the little gear at the bottom next to the + & - icons, (unlock lock first if locked), choose Set Service Order.

     

    The interface that connects to the Internet should be dragged to the top of the list.

     

    10.4 instructions...

     

    Is that Interface dragged to the top of Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations.

    If using Wifi/Airport...

     

    Instead of joining your Network from the list, click the WiFi icon at the top, and click join other network. Fill in everything as needed.

     

    For 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8, System Preferences>Network, unlock the lock if need be, highlight the Interface you use to connect to Internet, click on the advanced button, click on the DNS tab, click on the little plus icon, then add these numbers...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    (There may be better or faster DNS numbers in your area, but these should be a good test).

    Click OK.

     

    Which exact Mac is this, there may be a better browser than Safari.

  • 2. Re: I am using 10.5.8 with safari 4.0.2. Internet is slow. What should I do?            upgrade to?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,470 points)

    That version of Safari is out of date, even for Tiger!

     

    Safari 5.0.6 for Leopard can be downloaded from here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1422