I'm connected to my universities network. For wifi, I usually get speeds in excess of 60 mbit/s. When I'm connected to ethernet (wifi is spotty sometimes) it's super slow. I only get 9 mbit/s for down and up. Meanwhile, my roommates computer gets the same speeds on both ethernet and wifi (using the same cable that I'm using)
I have a late 2009 macbook pro with the NVIDIA model # MCP79-1
I was referring to the network in your university / school that, as you mentioned offers you only about 9 mbit/s. If that network was installed, let's say, 15 years ago, then it would be safe to assume that it offers 10 mbit/s as best possible speed.
Does your friend get significantly higher speeds on his PC out of the same Ethernet network that offers you 9 mbit/s?
"Does your friend get significantly higher speeds on his PC out of the same Ethernet network that offers you 9 mbit/s?"
Yes, much higher speeds. Like 50+ And, I've asked around. People who use ethernet get faster speeds too. I even contacted our IT department and they said that I should be getting significantly faster speeds than 9 mbit/s on ethernet
So clearly, it's a problem on my end
ok, then let's check the settings Network within System Preferences
under Ethernet; click on Further Options and select the last tab to the right, which should read Hardware
first line lists the MAC address of your ethernet card
2nd line labelled Configuration, should read Automatically
3rd line labelled Speed, should read 1000baseT
4th line labelled Duplex, should read Full Duplex
5th line labelled MTU, should read Standard (1500)
If there is any problem, try deleting the Ethernet entry in the list of network devices on the main network settings page, restart OSX, it should report "new hardware found" and allow it to configure. Maybe that can clear the problem.
ok, then let's try something else
launch Network Utility from /Applications/Utilities
there in the left half of that program's window, select your Ethernet port (usually named en0) and check on the right half the Transfer statistics. It lists five lines with numbers there.
1st: sent packets
2nd: send errors
3rd recv packets
4th recv errors
Please note the 2nd, 4th and 5th value. If any of these three values is (significantly) greater than zero, a hardware problem is likely.
In that case, try connecting your MacBookPro to an alternate socket (for example the one your roommate usually uses) or elsewhere. If you get better results there, your socket or cord is defective. If the errors persist, it is likely that the problem lies within the logic board of your MacBookPro.
Hope this helps,
Then, in theory, your connection speed should indeed by much higher.
Do you see a line labelled "Link Speed" on the right half of the Network Utility window? I assume it says 10 Mbit/s, correct?
Try starting OSX in safe mode and check the link speed there.
To start in safe mode, hold down the Shift key, immediately after you hear the startup tone. Release the Shift key when you see the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).