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I have a mid 2011 27" imac. Ever since I've had this computer, my wifi works fine for the first 5-10 min when I turn the computer on, then after that it starts to slow to the point where it takes 2min to load a page. Then I have to wait about 15min for it to start working properly again.

All the other wifi devices in my house (ipad, laptops) do not have this problem at all so it must be the imac and not the connection. I'm running the latest version of Snow Leopard 10.6.8

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This is what the ping looks like. Ping has started ...

PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=155.129 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=151.575 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=154.526 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=154.267 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=155.645 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=153.226 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=153.340 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=153.381 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=155.097 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=152.302 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=156.201 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=153.732 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=156.210 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=155.551 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=14 ttl=53 time=155.359 ms

--- ping statistics ---
15 packets transmitted, 15 packets received, 0% packet loss
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