6 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2013 4:02 AM by Paul_31
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I use iStat Menus to moniter my download/upload speed but I can never get a download speed more than 30kbps (peak at 29.9-30.1kbps which seems so strange). My roommate owes a PC and has no trouble at all. I am using Mountain Lion with all the lastest updates installed. Is there anything wrong with my mac?


I've tried diagnostics and renew dhcp lease but none of them worked.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
Solved by Paul_31 on May 8, 2013 3:56 AM Solved

However, if you think it's wrong here are some suggestions that may help as wifi problems seem to crop up a lot on here and unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a 'one fix' solution.

However, sometimes any one of the following can help although, unfortunately, not always. - in no particular order:

  • Check wifi security - if it's WEP change it to WPA or WPA2 (preferably, as it's more secure)
  • Change the wifi channel on the router
  • Create a new Network Location: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5289
  • Reboot the router


Also take a look at this link and the links within the article for other ideas. They mainly reference Lion, but still seem to be relevant to Mountain Lion:

http://osxdaily.com/2011/11/06/lion-wi-fi-problems-solution-mac/?utm_source=feed burner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29&utm_conte n t=FaceBook


...and this link:

http://osxdaily.com/2012/11/30/resolving-stubborn-wi-fi-connection-problems-in-m ac-os-x/