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MacBook Pro :: Slow Wireless Upload / Download Speeds Compared To Ethernet

I have a brand new MacBook Pro 13'', it has all the latest updates from the Apple software update tool. Connected to Ethernet, i'm currently getting 12.5mb/s. As soon as i go to AirPort, disable Ethernet, and run the same speedtest i get just over 7.9mb/s. Even with the laptop literally next to the DSL router. Could this be down to the dodgy update Apple have released, as i have been led to believe by other users with similar problems?

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Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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