MacBook :: Fast Download Speed But Very Slow Browsing?

Jun 21, 2010

I'm not sure if many others have found this problem but my internet has been suffering recently.

I took a speed test on speedtest.net which stated that my download speed was 9.7mbps which is what I'm paying for, but still my browsing speed is ridiculously slow on all websites.

I've tried using firefox and chrome but they all seem to be having the same problem.

I am connected by ethernet as airport has full connection but can't seem to load anything. I have also tried to configure my ethernet connection manually as i read that this would help the issue.

View 4 Replies


ADVERTISEMENT

MacBook Pro :: Slow Torrent/download Speed - How To Make It Fast

Aug 31, 2010

I recently purchased my first Mac computer, a MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo processor. I receive free internet included in my apartment rent, and I don't use a router, instead I simply plug into the wall. I previously used a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista and there was no problems. I am not very knowledgeable about computers really, especially when it comes to the internet. I need advice on how to speed my downloads, but speak to me like you would 2 y/o.

I can't seem to find anything that applies to me or I can understand. I'm currently using Transmission for torrents and Safari for browsing, but my general internet connection outside of downloads seems to be fine.

View 24 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: WIFI Downloading Speed Very Slow / Speed Test Shows It Is Fast

Apr 30, 2009

Sorry for the title but I couldn't think of anything better. Hopefully I'll be able to explain my problem. I have a MPR 2.53 ghz, 4 gig ram, I'm using Safari 4.04. I am using the WIFI at a guesthouse in Thailand (but I had the same issue in China, Vietnam ...). I ran a speed test and it said download 7mb/sec and upload about 1mb/sec. I have an "app" that says bandwidth in 1.3kb/sec out 1.0kbs. I thought maybe it was Safari so I downloaded and installed Firefox. firefox gives me similar speeds. When I downloaded Firefox though I had a download speed of over 1mb/sec. But as soon as it finished downloading the speed went back to around 1kb/sec. I have rebooted my MBP many times. I did some Google searches but didn't find anything helpful.

View 3 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: WIFI Speed Very Slow / Speed Test Shows It Is Fast

Jan 7, 2010

I have a MPR 2.53 ghz, 4 gig ram, I'm using Safari 4.04. I am using the WIFI at a guesthouse in Thailand (but I had the same issue in China, Vietnam ...).

I ran a speed test and it said download 7mb/sec and upload about 1mb/sec. I have an "app" that says bandwidth in 1.3kb/sec out 1.0kbs. I thought maybe it was Safari so I downloaded and installed Firefox. firefox gives me similar speeds. When I downloaded Firefox though I had a download speed of over 1mb/sec. But as soon as it finished downloading the speed went back to around 1kb/sec. I have rebooted my MBP many times. I did some Google searches but didn't find anything helpful.

View 4 Replies View Related

OS X :: Slow Surfing Speed But BitTorrent Is Fast

Nov 15, 2008

I think there's something wrong with my Mac. The surfing speed for web pages can be extremely slow, even when I checked bittorrent download speeds to be above 25kbps. Even for webpages like major sites like amazon.com and flickr. Any ideas if there's any setting I need to tweak. I've tried different browsers and it's still the same.

Here are some extra info:
- Max possible download speed 800kbps
- Torrenting and downloading at same time. I download small items so torrent speed is typically around 25kbps
- One other user in network. I'm using WiFi on a Buffalo router, and cable modem.
Problem starts after surfing for a while. Maybe 10-20 minutes after logging into the network.

View 4 Replies View Related

IMac :: How To Make Download Speed Fast

Jul 16, 2010

So i have no problem with my Mac just note that!

My mac is fast and fine..

But if i come to download something on my Mac or Xbox, it is slow as fudge :P

I am downloading the update for BFBC 2 on xbox atm, and it has taken me half an hour to do 14% and it took my mate (who lives about 10 min walk away from me) about 20 mins to complete the whole thing...

The download is only 400MB

View 5 Replies View Related

Slow Macbook Pro Download Speed

Jun 12, 2012

I'm running the macbook pro 2,3 GHz intel core i5 version 10.6.8. Me and my friend are on the same wifi connection, but his macbook (thats 1 year older than mine) downloads 10 times faster. I'm getting around 0.24 Mbps while my friend gets around 1,8 Mbps. My internet is really slow and I have trouble opening a lot of internet sites. I wonder if ive done something to my settings so that the download limit is limited or something.

Info:
MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Slow internet

View 3 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: "WIFI" Very Slow, Speed Test Shows It Is Fast?

Feb 18, 2010

I have a MPR 2.53 ghz, 4 gig ram, I'm using Safari 4.04. I am using the WIFI at a guesthouse in Thailand (but I had the same issue in China, Vietnam ...). I ran a speed test and it said download 7mb/sec and upload about 1mb/sec. I have an "app" that says bandwidth in 1.3kb/sec out 1.0kbs.

I thought maybe it was Safari so I downloaded and installed Firefox. firefox gives me similar speeds. When I downloaded Firefox though I had a download speed of over 1mb/sec. But as soon as it finished downloading the speed went back to around 1kb/sec. I have rebooted my MBP many times. I did some Google searches but didn't find anything helpful. Any ideas?

View 1 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Slow Wireless Connection - Download Speed Only 250 KB

Nov 4, 2010

Can anybody help me as my download wireless speed is only 250kb but upload is ok with 1MB? Wired all is fine and I don't know what is wrong?

View 6 Replies View Related

OS X :: Download Speed Slow / Spyware?

Aug 26, 2010

Lately, my download speed has been unacceptably slow. Could I have downloaded some spyware or something by accident? Can you get anything like this from just being on a website or do you have to download and install it?

View 10 Replies View Related

OS X :: Snow Leopard Download Speed Too Slow?

Jan 3, 2010

Ok so i am using a macbook running snow leopard and up until recently my internet has been fast. download speeds at about 360 kb/s. Then this morning my download speed plummeted to about 15 kb/s. I have tried everything to fix this and have found no solution. The problem is in both firefox and safari. I am using wireless network for internet.

View 2 Replies View Related

App Store :: Download Speed Of Purchased Item (OS X Lion) Very Slow

May 7, 2012

I purchased OS X Lion this afternoon and started the download, 5 hours later it's only downloaded 1.5gb and it's saying it's got another 9 hours to go!!?? The App store is downloading at 105kb/s (that is Bytes per second, not Bits per second). If I download something from iTunes or dropbox I get about 800kb/s.Why is the App store so slow?

Info:
Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

View 1 Replies View Related

Applications :: Speed Download Not Working Fine / System Runs Very Slow While Downloading

Jan 13, 2010

I need to find a better download management application than Speed Download. Whenever I run speed, and download more than one file at a time, my memory usage skyrockets and maxes out. System runs VERY sluggish, and i basically can't use my MBP until downloads are done.

View 3 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: Slow Internet Downloading Speed / Download Speeds On Average Around 405kbps

May 2, 2010

i've got a 6 year old 12 inch powerbook G4 1.33 ghz that has internet speeds around 5177kbps, but overall its a bit dated sooo I wanted something a bit more new. I recently picked up a white 2.4 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook, HOWEVER the internet wireless speeds on it is dismal in comparison. I'm getting download speeds on average around 405kbps and upload speeds are pretty much non-existant! I've matched both of them to the same internet settings and they are both running 10.5.8. So again I'm stumped and if anybody can give me some idea as to what to do, Id greatly appreciate it!

View 4 Replies View Related

Intel Mac :: Move Pictures To Different Folders While Browsing In Fast-preview (space)?

May 23, 2012

When I look at the thumbnails in finder, I press enter to look at the picture. And I scroll down to look at the other pictures. I want to move or delete the images when I look at them this way.

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Its Very Slow When Browsing?

Apr 5, 2012

The ISP was just out and tested my connection. Any other computers are reaching 15Mbps whereas my Mac is speed testing at 6Mbps (when I'm lucky). There is inconsistency, reaching 0.1Mbps up to 6Mbps. I cannot open up youtube--It defaults to an html layout. Videos don't buffer. I also cannot open up any graphic rich websites. It doesn't take very long for webpages to load but they automatically fail to load the images. It's not an airport issue because the same thing occurs when I'm hooked up to my ethernet cable.

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

View 4 Replies View Related

Applications :: Safari Download Speed / Cutting Download Speed

Apr 9, 2009

I've got a real odd problem with safari 4. For some reason it is cutting my download speeds in about 1/2 from my server and many other places.

If I restart safari I will be able to download close to my 18 Mbps for a little bit but then it will just start to slow down and after about 30 minutes it will be down to about 6 - 8 Mbps.

View 3 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Slow Web Browsing (other Net Functions Seems OK)?

Mar 1, 2012

I've been having intermittent web browsing problems with our mid-2009 MacBook Pro running Lion 10.7.2... our network has an AirPort Extreme with an AirPort Express being the booster router, and the problem seems to have been pretty much only limited to web browsing, that is, other activities like emails, VOIP phones (we use a program called Bria), Skype and iTunes sample streaming seem to have been pretty reliable... I've tried deleting my safari cache.db file as another thread in this forum suggested, and it's a bit too early to tell yet whether that has made a lasting difference, but if it doesn't, does anyone have any ideas about what else might be causing the problem? If it helps, an iPhone 4 on the same home network seems to have significantly better performance when using its web browser.

Info:
MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

View 14 Replies View Related

MacBook Air :: Slow Web Browsing With 11.6 Base Model Air?

Dec 16, 2010

I received my 11.6 base model Air today. So far everything has rocked about it except for one thing: web surfing. When it loads up pages it jitters when I scroll or will lag on my input. I'm thinking this could either be my WiFi connection, which is my parent's and I'm not use to these speeds, or if the Air is just not that good for web work.

View 15 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: Powerbook To MacBook - Slow Browsing?

Dec 24, 2007

I just recently upgraded (or so i thought) from a Powerboook with OSX 10.3.9 to a new MacBook with Leopard.... Ever since the upgrade I have been experiencing slow browsing with both Firefox and Leopard. I was wondering if any other users had this problem and knew how to fix it?

Some things I experience are slow browsing, pages timing out, pages loading incorrectly, pictures not loading...

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Internet Really Slow/while Browsing Via Firefox?

Jun 28, 2009

not sure whats going on, when im browsing on firefox its goes really really slow, been doing it since thursday. any idea what i can do to figure out whats going on?

View 16 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 Slow Web Browsing?

Mar 30, 2010

Title says it all really, just really slow when firing up safari, wasn't so slow a few weeks ago, not sure if the safari update killed it, or whether it is just the flashy websites killing the CPU, though the usage doesn't look too high, anyone got any other ideas what might be slowing it down, apart from those mentioned above?

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook Air :: Slow Opening Apps - Slow Read Speed?

Apr 17, 2009

I'm finding my MBA rev b to be quite slow opening apps, I bought the 1.6 ghz 120gb model.

It seems like everything's rather slow to open. I have 30gb free on the hard drive, iTunes, Safari (5 tabs) TextWrangler and mail open all day.

If I ever need to go into Firefox it takes a fair while to get up and running. I ran some xbench scores and it seems very slow on the random reads, oddly it was much quicker writing to the disk than reading.

Is their anyone in the know who can confirm that this is normal? Or if not, is there anything I can do to give it a boost?

View 12 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Latest Apple Update Made Web Browsing Slow

Jun 21, 2012

A coworker asked me to take a look at her Macbook because after the latest Apple update, browsing Yahoo and Google have become unbearably slow. What's weird is that it's only those two websites that are slowed.   

She has a 2008 Macbook with 4GB RAM running Snow Leopard  

I've tried the following:Reset SafariTried other browsersCheck/repair disk permissionsReset PRAMGot a new router and cable modem from Time WarnerUpgraded RAM to 4GB (had 1GB before) 

Info:
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

View 3 Replies View Related

IMac :: Unable To Download Through Firefox / Speed Download Became Standard Download Client

May 10, 2009

When downloading small files online they will download through Speed Download. Before I installed Speed Download it would just download through the regular downloading client. How do I change it back to using the regular one as standard? I use firefox btw

View 6 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Turning On Firewall Doesn't Restrict The Browsing Or Slow Computer Down Does?

Mar 17, 2012

i don't know whether i should turn my firewall on? it doesn't hurt so i think i should but want confirmation does it restrict me doing anything or slow my mbp down?

Info:
MacBook Pro

View 7 Replies View Related

OS X :: What Speed Too Fast For 802.11g

May 7, 2009

I have a Time Capsule as my main router with a 802.11n (b/g compatible) network, with an Airport Express (802.11g) extending it. I have AT&T Elite DSL ("up to 6 Mbps") and according to both 2wire.com and speedtest.net, I'm getting somewhere in the neighborhood of 5.1 Mbps. When I hook my DSL directly into my computer via ethernet, I get the same results. I ran a few "real world" tests and found that the results I got were pretty accurate. I downloaded a 4.8 MB file in about 7 seconds and a 17.8 MB file in about 30 seconds. So my question is...at what speed does wireless n come into play? I'm getting close to the highest speed AT&T offers on a network that is, for all intents and purposes, a g network.

View 1 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Slow Boot - How To Make Fast

Dec 18, 2010

I have a 2008 2,4 MBP and I have a problem with it. I was using snow leopard and everything was going fine for a few months. Then suddenly, it froze on the desktop at the opening. After few minutes, and command+ctrl+Shift+esc, and a few prayers it sometimes came ok.

I got tired of that and decided to format my hard drive and reinstall osx. I had to do it 3 times before it worked. Then I installed the updates and BANG! New problem! Now it was booting for 6 minutes before I see the desktop.

View 5 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Slow Shutdown - How To Make It Fast

Apr 4, 2010

when i used to shutdown it took all of 6 seconds, it went to a blue screen then shut down

but since about a week ago its been taking almost 15 seconds and when the blue screen comes up a loading circle appears at the bottom

2.4 GHZ core 2 duo

2 GB RAM

250 Gb HDD (i have 105 gb of free space)

View 11 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Slow Internet?how To Make It Fast?

Aug 6, 2010

Been months and issue is still the same, why does my desktop work blazing fast online from browsing to loading streaming videos etc. And my Macbook Pro can't, its a little slower browsing online which I can put up with but youtube, rottentomatoes, basically any streaming type site sucks. And it doesn't matter whether it's by wireless or connected directly by ethernet. It just buffers like every 15 seconds (does the samething on Safari and Chrome). I mean before my 4 year old HP laptop died it could load videos on those same sites almost instantly with no buffering.

I have a friend with an Imac that does the same thing, and a buddy brought over his MBP 15 and same thing happened like at his house, and I showed him how fast the desktop is in comparison.

I just moved to a new condo, have high speed internet from Comcast, and its def not the internet since the desktop works perfect. Any ideas on what to do as I use this MBP more being I carry it around the place and its so irritating knowing how quicker my desktop is, and that desktop is 2 years old.

I've tried different DNS etc and that helped a little bit (was a lot worse before) but still sucks, this is what I have inputted from this forum under DNS servers:
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

View 7 Replies View Related







Copyrights 2005-15 www.BigResource.com, All rights reserved