OS X Mavericks :: MacBook And Internet Running Incredibly Slow

Jun 19, 2014

My Macbook has been running slow for quite sometime, and regardless of my internet provider, it is deathly slow to load.  I have seen individuals post the Etre info, so I thought I would do the same.I understand this computer is quite old, just trying to get it back into fighting shape post college.  Whether it is a hardware upgrade (if possible).

EtreCheck version: 1.9.12 (48)Report generated June 19, 2014 at 10:51:49 PM EDT Hardware Information:  MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo (white, Late 2009)   MacBook - model: MacBook6,1  1 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores  4 GB RAM Video Information:  NVIDIA GeForce 9400M - VRAM: 256 MB  Color LCD 1280 x 800 System Software:  OS X 10.9.3 (13D65) - Uptime: 24 days 0:1:23 Disk Information:  Hitachi HTS545050B9SA02 disk0 : (500.11 GB)  EFI (disk0s1)


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May 25, 2012

I've been having an incredibly slow time with surfing the internet, and this has been going on for a few weeks. In order to make sure it wasn't due to the history or the cache, I've repeatedly erased them multiple times, cleaned up my desktop to make sure I didn't have any sort of files that could've potentially attributed to this, and have 700 GB left on my Mac, which should be plenty of space to not be considered full. It takes anywhere up to 30 second to a minute and a half to load a webpage.

Adding onto the frustration, loading or even watching a YouTube or any kind of video is just a pipe dream. Anytime I even click on a video, it just makes any that I click on to be one second long, then just suddenly end the video. Either that, or it pauses and takes forever to load. Before I went to school and work, I decided to test to see how long it would take for a five minute video to completely be able to watch so I left it paused, then left for the day. I came back twelve hours later, and it wasn't even half way done.

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I'm on a 512k ADSL broadband connection and using the built in ethernet port. Browsing is slower than on 56k dial up! My housemate is connected via the same router to 2 different PCs and he has no problems.

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May 11, 2012

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After trying to reinstall OSX I verified the disc and there were no issues found. The System wouldn't install and said to repair the disc and restart, I tried this twice but to no avail. It used to complain aboiut the set before a certain date, but can't remember the exact message, I would then check the clock/date and it was OK. Some months ago it did say the battery needed replacing but it worked on external power so used it for a while but then out of the blue it started to hold charge again so I put it down to a glitch. I'm still trrying to startup off the OSX disc now which it does do very slowly!

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Jan 4, 2011

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Jan 30, 2009

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Aug 30, 2014

I have a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro, and, until recently, all of the networking was running just fine. In addition to the OS X Mavericks, I also have the Developer Preview of OS X Yosemite on another partition. A couple of days ago, when I booted up in the Mavericks partition, I had full signal on my Wi-Fi, but I couldn't open any webpages or the App Store, etc. The strange thing is that the Yosemite partition can connect to the Internet, but the Mavericks partition cannot. All of my other devices can utilize the Wi-Fi so it isn't an issue with my router or modem. I've tried recreating the Yosemite settings on the Mavericks partition, but that hasn't worked either. 

I've tried several things to no success:
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Adding to my DNS
Checking to make sure no Proxies are selected (nothing was selected).
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Pinging several websites to see if I get a result, which I did.
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Jun 20, 2014

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Jun 19, 2012

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Jul 5, 2012

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Jun 19, 2010

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Aug 29, 2007

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Nov 17, 2008

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May 29, 2009

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