OS X :: Airport - Speed Is Reduced?

Nov 11, 2008

So, maybe it doesnt rly matters now because i got tired of this BS and im getting a power line for my mac pro. But im rly curious whats up with this new - yet another - problem that popped up with airport. Ok, so i managed to fix all the dropout problems, and after working good for a month or so, now suddently since yesterday my speed is reduced. The speedtest wont go beyond 2000kbps, while it used to be 7500+, and while ethernet does give me 7500+. The signal appears to be good, my channel is far away form the other networks... Thats a tottaly strange problem, its getting me insane that i cant figure out whats causing it

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I have a pre-Intel iMac that I bought in 2005. 160G HD, of which I'm only using 21G, so lots of free space.

I have maxed out my RAM at 2.5 GB DDR2 SDRAM (Speed: PC2-4200U-444), which my system profiler says is "OK."

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Apr 10, 2009

I have a WDS local network at my house. I use a Airport Extreme in my main part of the house and a Airport Express for my back part of the house i.e. the backyard. Now every two weeks or so my internet speed through my Airport Express slows down about half the speed but when I am connected trough the Airport Extreme my speed is normal. I know this because I test my connection very often. Now when I want the Airport Express to get back up to speed I have to unplug, and plug it back in. Then after awhile it starts to slow down again in a time period of two weeks or so.

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so i have a 802.11n airport extreme, but it just seems really slow... i was streaming a movie from a hard drive i have connected to it and it was choppy and it would cut out, i have it set on 802.11n 5ghz only and i have the latest firmware but im not getting very good throughput.

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Nov 11, 2009

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i currently backup using just the standard usb drive but its not always plugged in & gets annoying so i want to make it simpler but if the speed isn't there, there is no real point.

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Sep 9, 2010

It started 2 months ago, ever since I got my machine back from the top case being replaced. I've had some Airport problems, the first thing is distance. I used to be able to go all over the place in the house and it worked. It says I have a full signal strength, but it's it and miss on it working from my living room (which is really only 3 rooms away with not very thick walls). I used to be able to sit in the living room and work on my computer for hours, but like I said it's it and miss on the connection. One minute it's working the next it's not.

Another room that seems to be the bedroom, which basically 2 rooms away but can see the router down the hall thing. The bedroom door opens to those two rooms. Here it works, but I sometimes have to wait up to 3 or 4 minutes the web page to come up. Safari 5.02 is the worse compared to Fire Fox.

My download speeds have decreased as well, my top download speed is 160k/sec but lately it's been 140k-120k/sec.

Now that I have giving you too much information, do you think it might be the MacBook or the Router. When they where putting the new top case on it could they moved the Airport antenna somehow. OR should I reinstall Mac OS X thinking that might fix the problem.

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Hardware :: Very Slow Speed When Using AirPort Express

Jun 25, 2009

I recently moved, and I transferred my comcast high-speed internet service. At my old residence, I used my airport express base station (802.11b/g) with my cable modem, and the internet was quite fast. At my new residence, I set up my network and the speed is quite slow. I initially attributed the problem to Comcast and spent more than an hour on the phone with them this morning. However, I discovered that when I plugged my MBP directly into the cable modem, the internet was blazing fast. So the problem seems to be with the Airport Express.

I'm thinking about just upgrading to an extreme, but I wanted to ask people in the forum to make sure there's not some obvious thing I'm missing so I don't waste my money. I don't really understand why my Airport Express would suddenly become very slow when it was working fine last week, but I don't know how else to explain this problem. I checked my speed using speedtest.net. It measured my download speed as 0.79 Mb/s when connected to airport, and approximately 15.5 Mb/s when connected directly to the cable modem. That's a nearly 20-fold difference!

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Hardware :: How To Maximize Speed With AirPort Express

Apr 9, 2008

I have the new Airport Express Base Station and am working it with my Embarq DSL modem. All my Macs are pre-intel based, iMac G5 and iBook G4. I am not getting the DSL speeds I am supposed to be getting. What procedures should I go through with my Airport and Computers to make sure I am getting the maximum download and upload speed possible?

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Feb 16, 2009

I usually got 130mbps with my n-router in terms of speed from my iMac to my router, but now for some reason I am only getting 13mbps.

I have changed my multicast rate from 2 - 11 mbps and no change. Any ideas on what could have done this?

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Jul 15, 2009

We have a desktop PC wired into an Airport Extreme and then my macbook pro wirelessly connected. We are both running at the same speed - slower than dial up! I had Time Warner talk me through checking the connection and everything is fine on their end. They said it the problem was airport. I called Apple and was suggested to "change channels" to an odd number instead of using "automatic" through manual set up. Tried that - just as slow. I also upgraded to 7.4.2.

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May 25, 2012

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

imac i7, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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Aug 21, 2008

I upgraded my internal airport card for wireless N. What's the screen on my mac to check if i'm using 802.11n?

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Oct 2, 2010

I'm having friends stay with me for a few weeks and want to set up the AE to limit the speed of internet available so they don't stream video all day (I have a data cap)

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Hardware :: AirPort Express Speed - Direct Wiring To Router

Aug 9, 2009

My current set up includes a cable modem to a Linksys wired router, to an Xbox 360, PS3 and Airport Express. This is the set up I have had for about three months. When downloading files or streaming videos the download speed rarely settles in more than 200 kb/s. My old place had a DSL model, which had a slower internet connection, but the airport express speeds (same set up) were much faster. I have tried directly wiring the computer to the router which unsurprising, resulted in much higher speeds. The things I can think it could be:

1. A lot of wireless networks in the vicinity.
2. Airport express just not up to streaming at height 802.11n speeds, although it is rated for them.
3. Attached to a slower port on the router.

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Jun 24, 2010

I have been having a long term problem with my dual band airport extreme...

The good news - the 5 Ghz band works great - I get very consistent download speeds of around 12.5 Mbps on my MacBook Pro.

The bad news, its not the same story with the other band. The speed is somewhat inconsistent and generally very slow - usually around 1-2 Mbps on my Macbook pro (although I did do one speedtest that got 8Mbps - def the exception though). On my iPhone 3g and my new iPhone 4, I am yet to get a speed greater than 1Mbps (and its been as low as 220 Kbps) its always slower than the 1.5 Mbps I get over 3g!

Can anyone tell me what the problem might be and how I might go about troubleshooting/fixing it?

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Mar 3, 2009

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Update: Looks like their res info has been wrongly entered if one scrolls down on this page: [URL]

Going to the "Compare" page shows the higher res spec.

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May 8, 2012

When I was on Snow Leopard I was painting in Photoshop in 16-bit mode on my 21" Wacom Cintiq.It was a fantastic experience to finally have true control in settle changes in hues and shades all over the spectre.

Now that I've updated to Lion, the screen doesn't display true 16-bit graphics anymore, but instead there is pretty noticable banding. A sort of real-time downsampling in bit-depth going on. Even flickering on some grey hues. I'm very sad about this, and it's affecting my work.

I have a hunch Lion is harder on old graphics cards than Snow Leopard was.

Is my machine too old for displaying true 16-bit/ 32-bit graphics with Lion?

In the system info under the graphics card it says: 32-bits color (ARGB8888), but it clearly isn't the case in terms of what is sent to the display. 

MacBook Pro, late 2009, 8GB ram, 2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Unibody

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 256 MB 

What I've tried so far (without solving the problem)

Closing Macbook screen to run only one display (Cintiq) (to save graphics memory, I thought) - no change.

Trieid displaying the same 16-bit image in different apps: Photoshop, Preview, Quicklook, Pages - no change

Forced monitor into "billions of colors" using SwitchResX - no real change 

Anyone who knows more about this? 

I will now try:

- finding Cintiq driver updates

MacBook Pro

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Dec 3, 2009

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Apr 14, 2010

I know this sounds silly and I'm fairly confident that it's false, but a friend of mine told me Bootcamp partitions your hardware specs. In other words your RAM is reduced to 2GBs rather than 4GB and your video card is split from 512MB to 256MB, etc. I really think he's confusing this with VMware Fusion or possibly Parallels but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't too stupid to think he's right.

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Hardware :: Airport Express Splitting Bandwidth / Resulting Slow Internet Speed

Mar 7, 2010

I'm using a new AirPort Express updated with the latest firmware and AirPort Utility and both my roommate and I have been banging our heads against the wall. Speed to the APE is 130 Mbit/sec and both of our computers are connected to the APE just fine.

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

PING google.navigation.opendns.com ( 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

--- google.navigation.opendns.com ping statistics ---
15 packets transmitted, 15 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 151.575/154.369/156.210/1.359 ms

When I did a speakeasy test, it turned out that I am getting exactly half of our allotted bandwidth. Is there a way to configure this APE to act more like a router that truly shares a connection rather than a splitter that's cutting it in half? Any help would be much appreciated as I'm getting download speeds of 7kb/s and it takes around 15 seconds to load google!!

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Sep 6, 2009

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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.

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Jan 7, 2010

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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.

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Mar 4, 2010

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Apr 12, 2009

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