1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 15, 2013 8:56 AM by BDAqua
juwu Level 1 (0 points)

Just bought an old iMAC G5, 1.8Ghz 2GB memory. At first the internetsurfin was fine, but after doing all the updates that the computer wanted to do, the internet surfing became really slow, especially when playing simple internet games for small kids. The iOS version I have now is 10.5.8. What can I do to speed it up? I have tried to download other internetbrowsers, but non of them work on 10.5 (they all demand a newer version of OS - >10.6).



iMac, iOS 5, OS 10.5.8
  • BDAqua Level 10 (121,670 points)

    Hi Johan,


    TenFourFox is the most up to date browser for our PPCs, they even have G4 & G5 optimized versions...




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




    10.5, 10.6, 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...



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

    Click OK.


    Also, turn off IPv6:

    System Preferences » Network » AirPort » TCP/IP tab » Configure IPv6


    Or whatever Interface you use.