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why download speed with MAC is very slower than Win ?!

1587 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2013 2:54 PM by iHamed\'s iPhone RSS
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Aug 30, 2013 11:06 AM

Hello everyone

 

I bought MBP newly very interesting Compared with PC

 

but

 

I am disappoint when see download speed at Macbook Pro Compared with old PC

 

download speed with

 

SAME Download link

SAME Internet Connection

SAME Time

 

at PC (windows 8) is 150KB/S but download speed with MBP ( OSX 10.8.2) isn't more 12KB/S !!

 

why ?

 

( system directly to modem by an Ethernet cable )

 

I search my Problem and see many MAC user have my issue

 

Please Google "Slow Download Speed Mac "

 

see this discussion

 

 

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Slow Download Speed on macbook pro

 

 

 

 

Why Apple Support don't refer any solution ?

 

 

what do I must do ?

 

 

Use PC for download ?!!

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,670 points)

    Are you measuring this against wall-clock (i.e. duration) time, or just going by what you see on screen?

     

    For example, does any given download take, say, 5 minutes on the Windows machine, and 50 minutes on the Mac (which is what your statement implies)? Or do they take about the same amount of time.

     

    The reason I ask is that for the longest time (and maybe still), Windows reports downloads in kiloBITS per second whereas Mac OS apps typically report kiloBYTES per second. Since there are 8 bits per byte the Windows figures are inflated. Measuring against real-world time (using a clock, watch or other timer) is a far better way to gauge relative download speeds (and should be tested against a decent-sized download, not just a 10KB file).

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,930 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party software that loads automatically at startup or login, by a peripheral device, or by corruption of certain system caches.

     

    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. Note: If FileVault is enabled on some models, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t do this. Ask for further instructions.
       
    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including sound output and  Wi-Fi on certain iMacs. The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.

     

    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?

     

    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

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