OS X :: New And MAC Throttling Download Speeds

Jun 5, 2010

Im here on a mission to find out why my macbook running snow leopard will only give me bang on 20mb download when every other windows machine in my house is giving me 50mb. I have tried to do a bit of google searching but don't seem to be getting anywhere. I assume it must be the macbook and not any router settings etc?


OS X :: How To Control Upload / Download Speeds

Sep 26, 2006

I know there are a ton of products out there which help to 'increase' your download speed. I am looking for an application that can control the download/upload speed.. slow it down or increase it.

Also, is it possible to slow down the download rate.. but keep the upload rate the same? Tried looking for products which can achieve this but can't seem to find any.

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Software :: Different Download/upload Speeds?

Nov 14, 2008

I have a MacPro and a newer iMac in my office. When I do speedtest.net from my MacPro, I get 3-4Mbs download usually, sometimes <1Mb download and sometimes 10-20 Mbs download. My wifes iMac consistently gets 15-25Mbs download and faster uploads. It doesn't matter what browser I use to test the computers speeds, she has a consistently blazing fast and mine sucks.

Of course, she doesn't have a lot of applications on hers, because the bulk of the work is done on my MacPro. Is there some pref files that I can delete or other resolutions?

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Intel Mac :: Slow Download Speeds From It

May 10, 2012

I'm getting very slow download speeds from my brand new iMac i7 27inch. where my pc is really fast on the same network. Makes no difference if I'm on wifi or ethernet...

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), belkin router

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MacBook Air :: Why Wifi Download Speeds So Slow

Nov 1, 2010

I'm beginning to wonder if Apple put a lousy Airport card in the new MBA. No matter what the wifi hotspot, I get downloads of 2MB. I just bought a new Airport Extreme at home and I really thought the MBA would be faster.

Am I missing something here? Do I have to "match up" the MBA with my Extreme to use the fast "N" connection? Or is there some network setting to tweak on the new MBA?

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IMac :: Slow Download Speeds For Certain Files - Why?

Nov 26, 2010

I have the 27" inch quad core i7 imac I just got a few days ago. Some reason for certain things like d/ling the vlc players its taking a few minutes to d/l a 24 meg file. With this type of computer, it should take like 3 seconds to d/l a small file like that. I have a fast internet connection, don't understand why that's happening.

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Applications :: Which Ftp Has Fastest Download Upload Speeds

Dec 16, 2010

I am trying to find a ftp app that can download and upload as fast as possible which ftp app for mac is best for speed?

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IMac :: Download Speeds Slow Down Everytime?

Aug 16, 2009

i have verizon dsl and live out about as far as you can and still get dsl.

the problem im having has just been since i got my new imac. it will start downloading around 85-90 kb then just slows and slows consistently and gets around 10 kb. sometimes if i stop then resume the download it will start back up at the faster speed but then slows again. sometimes if i stop it, it cant resume for some reason.

is this my isp problem or is it something with my computer or settings?

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OS X :: Mac Mini's Download Speeds Drastically Slower Than That Of MacBook Pro?

Aug 29, 2010

I download a lot of things and like high speeds, especially when I should be getting them.

The majority of the time my MacBook Pro downloads at about 1.7-1.8mb/s (as I have a 15MB/s internet service) which is terrific! I sit up in my room, a floor higher than the router and download away at great speeds.

But, if I go to download something on the Mini (and this only seems to be happening lately, oddly enough) it barely ever hits 1mb/s, is normally at 400-500kb/s and drops to as low as 90kb/s sometimes!

What can be done about this?

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Applications :: Slow Download Speeds - Experimenting With Torrent

Apr 27, 2010

I just started to use 10mbps instead of my old 1mbps. But it looks like I'm having some issues. First of all I'm using the port 27960 for bitTorrent and it is properly forwarded. (I have a Tilgin modem, it was really hard to forward). I was using uTorrent app with my 1mbps internet and it was doing fine. I was able to download at full speed (100kB/s). But when I changed my ISP things started to change.

The Test:
-I'm downloading 5 of the most popular torrent files. My friends with the same ISP as me can download these torrents 2MB/s at their homes.
-I'm using Vuze, uTorrent and Transmission as the torrent app.
On all applications my Port seems to be open. I have green light.
On Vuze;
-It is a little complicated for me. And it hangs usually. So I'm not using it.
On uTorrent;
-My download speeds up to max 250-300kB/s (Total download, not per torrent.)
On Transmission;
-Well, this is the strangest. My download speed goes up to 700kB/s. But it goes like 5kB/s, 15kB/s, 3kB/s, 1kB/s, 400kB/s, 600kB/s, 3kB/s. Slowest speed for a second and highest for another. It doesn't stand still. It goes up and down continuously.

So I had a phone call to my ISP and they said there is no problem with the lines. Than, I tested with "speedtest.net" and "speakeasy.net/speedtest/". All turned out perfect! (9.7mbps to 10.1mbps) Than I tested real download speed with Firefox.[URL] It is downloading with 980kB/s. Perfect again. But when it comes to torrents, something goes wrong. I'm not using any antivirus or firewall.

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MacBook Pro :: Slow Download Speeds On Macs V's Windows?

Apr 29, 2012

i have newish MBP and iMac.  I also run several windows 7 based pc's.  Over the last couple of weeks the download speed on both mac's has declined badly.  Trying to download drivers for an HP printer yesterday and was downloading at around 25kbps on both macs, ended up downloading on windows pc at around 800kbps instead, same with any other downloads, was getting over 1.2mbps on windows last night whilst my macs struggle toexceed 30kbps making them almost unusale.  I am a relative newcomer to apple, love build quality and feel but am nor too happy with this situation, have tried using different internet connections too - tethering to my cell, same result - 2 different machines so it seems to me the issue sits somewhere within Lion. 

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), and iMac on 10.7.3

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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!

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MacBook Air :: Completely No CPU Throttling At All?

Nov 1, 2010

There have been many brief posts mentioning that unlike previous MBAs, the new MBAs do not slow down the CPU when heat goes beyond a certain point. Does this mean there is completely no CPU throttling at all? Or that it still throttles, but at a higher heat level? If there is completely no CPU throttling, then logically it should fall back to another common method of handling overheating which is to automatically turn off the machine (not a very elegant method, but at least it's something). Do the new MBAs do this? If not, how do they handle overheating?

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Mac Pro :: Console Log - Processors Throttling Down

Mar 9, 2010

This was in my console log. Does this mean my processors are throttling down?

3/9/10 7:41:17 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
3/9/10 7:41:17 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
3/9/10 7:41:17 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
3/9/10 7:41:17 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
3/9/10 7:41:17 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
3/9/10 7:41:17 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
3/9/10 7:41:17 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds
3/9/10 7:41:17 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds
3/9/10 7:41:18 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds
3/9/10 7:41:18 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.aslmanager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds

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Applications :: LF IP Traffic Throttling From Skilled Network Admin?

Jan 11, 2009

I am looking for some advice from some pro network admins / elite type users.

I have some specific problems I am trying to address and could use a pointer in the right direction in terms of what software to get.

a) I'm looking for any software suite / program, MAC or PC, which can enable me to detect TRAFFIC on MY OWN network, and possibly correlate that traffic with known port numbers to create a graph / picture / etc of WHAT KIND of traffic a specific IP address / interface is transacting.

The purpose of this is to attempt to pinpoint how much torrenting / limewire / etc is going on on my network, and from what computers.

b) Any advice on any wireless router brand / model that enables IP / computer based bandwidth throttling such that I can clamp down on people who leech and drive my ping times through the roof.

This is a home network, college residence with approx 10 different users on the network. I have full control over the cable modem and the router. It is a consumer model (netgear) with limited configuration options, but very good wireless reception.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Software Update Downloads Are Horribly Slow - Is AT&T Throttling

Feb 16, 2012

I have experienced horrible software update download speeds for two weeks. www.speedtest.net and other test sites show good performance (usually about 10 mbps down and 1.5 mbps up). The software update download progress seems to be interrupting and then continuing. Its been grinding out 1.09 GB for the snow leopard combined update for over 6 hours this afternoon. Anyone else having problems with software update? I'm beginning to wonder if AT&T is throttling my internet traffic. Is there a tool to check this?

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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

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Mac Pro :: Different Speeds On 2 Identical Drives?

Nov 13, 2010

I have 2 WD Caviar Black drives that are installed in my Mac Pro. Both show the exact same part number in Disk Utility, both are less than half full, both verify fine with Disk Utility. However one shows 125-130 MB/s RW with AJA and the other only delivers 90 MB/s. What gives? Just a sub-standard drive? THey are in adjacent bays in the MP, used as is - nothing changed. They are OEM drives thru Amazon from a few months ago. Both were erased and formatted prior to putting them in the MP a few weeks ago.

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PowerPC :: Finding Pci Speeds On G4?

Dec 30, 2006

The 64 bit 33MHZ PCI slots on a G4 are running at 133MBps correct? Also I want to know if all 4 of them are running fully inpendent from each other? So if I have a RAID card in there I can get the full 133MBps and will not be robbed of speed if I have a neighboring Firewire 800 or SATA RAID next to it.

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MacBook :: Fan Speeds Not Detected?

Feb 4, 2010

Using both smcFanControl and istat, I cannot get a reading on my fan speeds. I can hear my exhaust fan spinning, but these programs tell me it is always at 000 rpm. Also, I don't think the fan control is working, as I don't hear an increase in fan speed when I make adjustments.

Does anyone know how I can get these apps to recognize my exhaust fan?

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Mac Mini :: Different Cache Speeds - Put More RAM

Jul 6, 2010

I have a Mac Mini Core Duo 1.66. Macs are VERY expensive here, and I know I cannot change my crappy Intel 950GMA video card. So What else can I do? I've read about people using Core 2 Duo processors, which one is the best I could get for my Mini? The processors aren't that expensive here, but there's the fact that a lot of them use different cache speeds. Also, with another processor, could I put more RAM in it, since my mini is limited to 2GB (it came with 512MB and I replaced it with 2 after 1 week). Anyone could tell me which is the best processor I could put in such a machine, since I'm stuck with this stupid video card and answer me if I can use more RAM if I upgrade the processor?

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MacBook :: Constant Difference In Fan Speeds?

Aug 28, 2010

I find 90% of the time I watch a YouTube video (standard def, normal sized) my MacBook gets hot and the fans spin up. Most of the time they'll go to ~4200rpm. Yet the other 10% of videos, I stay at 1800rpm and 50C. How is this possible? Both times I've just had Firefox open.

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Mac Pro :: Hardware Acceleration - Browser Speeds

Dec 26, 2010

Since we still seem to lag without hardware acceleration, just thought I'd give the new opera 11 a run, not quite scientific, but just my own interest.

On Peacekeeper -
Opera 11.00.1156 - 7213
Safari 5.0.3 - 5116
Chromium 10.0.603.0 - 5088
Firefox 4.0b9 (20101226) - 4762

And then a javascript (sunspider) test, but only with chrome, since thats what I use. Chromium 10.0.603.0 - 243ms. Opera 11.00.1156 - 273ms. So looks like its now on par in the javascript and the best at html5 rendering so far interesting, also finally has extensions!

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PowerPC :: G5 Freezes During Startup Fan Speeds Up?

Aug 21, 2008

My computer crashed today and hasn't been able to boot back up since. It gets to the grey screen with the Apple logo and stops. The fan then ramps itself up to overdrive.

I've started it up in target disk mode and repaired it using Diskwarrior on my macbook. It had to repair quite a bit and then it showed up on the desktop of the laptop. I can read, write and pull from it. I then ejected the powermac and started it up again to find the same problem persisting.

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Hardware :: Setup Network With N And G Speeds?

Mar 8, 2009

I searched but couldn't find anything about this. I'm fairly new setting up networks. I have an AEBS with wireless N (NOT the new one which would solve my problem). I also have a Belkin wireless G router. I would like to set up a network where my new macbook can take advantage of the wireless N speed and not be slowed by my wireless G devices.

Current setup:
iMac (early 2006) wired to AEBS (G speed max if wireless)
iphone 3G wireless (G)
PS3 wireless (G)
Macbook wireless (N capable)

Is there a way to setup my AEBS so only the macbook sees it so it gets full wireless N speeds then use the Belkin G router for the other devices?

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OS X :: Firewire 800 Real Transfer Speeds

Apr 22, 2009

I have 1TB Seagate Freeagent external (15mb buffer / 7200rpm) connected to MBP. Transfering .avi files using firewire 800 takes about 20 seconds per gb so around 50mb a second - Is that not incredibly slow considering firewire 800 is rated upto 800 mb/s?

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Mac Pro :: SATA Copying Speeds Too Slow?

May 8, 2009

Based on what I've read about SATA, my Western Digital 1 TB Black Caviar drives should be able to read and write faster than 50 MB/sec. But that's the best I've gotten from anything. I thought I could expect 300 MB/sec, or 150 at the very least. What's the deal? This is a 2008 8 core 2.8 Mac Pro, by the way.

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IMac :: How To Reduce Minimum Fan Speeds

Jul 26, 2009

I have a new mid-2009 iMac 24 inch 2.66GHz. I work in a quiet environment and most of the time the computer is idling along. iStat returns the following fan speeds:
CPU 1200
HDD 1600
ODD 800

Even when I drive the iMac a bit harder - 100% CPU for an hour and a half - the temps only rise as follows:
CPU 60 C
Northbridge 68 C
Power Supply 71 C
and the fan speeds do not increase.

I value silence, and it seems to be unnecessary for the fans to running at this speed when they are not needed most of the time - when the computer is not under any load. With the iMac everything is right in front of your face. I heard about iMac Fan Control and installed it, but there is no possibility to set lower-than-standard fan speeds, except for the HD which can be set to 1200 instead of 1600. However, the ODD minimum speed increases to 1000 from 800.

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Mac Pro :: Optimizing Hard Drive Speeds?

Aug 3, 2009

I have two internals (300gb,1tb) and several externals.

I want to optimize my file placement for speed and working. I mostly run logic studio.

How should I do this?

Right now all the programs and project files are on the 300gb drive.I'm willing to buy an additional drive.

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IMac :: What Default Apple Fan Speeds Are?

May 7, 2010

I was having problems with overheating last night in Windows 7 in that a few apps started freezing and I noticed that the top of my iMac was scorchingly hot even when I wasn't doing anything. I downloaded MacFan and used it to up the minimum fan speeds, and it worked as I wanted it to. Upon rebooting into Mac OS X, however, I think the fan speed increase carried over and was excessive, because I can hear my fans going even when I'm not doing anything and the top of my case is barely even warm (whereas before it was somewhere between very hot and painful).

I opened up smcFanControl and it's reporting ODD/HDD/CPU speeds of 2000/2500/1500, but it also has those numbers as the listed minimums on the sliders, so I can't decrease them beyond that. I'm pretty sure I can get around that by hacking the preferences file, but that requires that I actually know what the default Apple fan speeds are. Can someone with an i7 iMac who hasn't messed with their fan speeds open up smcFanControl and tell me what the minimum speeds are?

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MacBook Pro :: USB Transfer Speeds Slowed Down?

Jun 12, 2010

My girlfriend just got a new MacBook Pro and I've been helping her transfer software and such to her computer from my MacBook Pro. When I was transferring games to a USB 2.0 flash drive (it was only 25% full and it is 2GB), it was freezing up when transferring multiple things. So, I stopped everything, and transferred everything one at a time. Well, it took between 5-10 minutes to transfer a 50MB game! When I plugged the drive into her computer it took all but 30 seconds to transfer. Is this difference accounted for by the .14 GHz processor bump from my 2.26 to her 2.4? Or should I be concerned about this slow speed? My computer is little over a year old now and I've already had the logic board replaced.

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Intel Mac :: CPU Fan Speeds Up To Max Speed On Either OS X Or Bootcamp?

May 19, 2012

after a while, my iMac starts running its cpu fan at max speed. This occurs on OSX and in Windows. The issue does not seem to be temprerature related. I messured the temperatures via software and even if the cpu is at 30 degrees C , it runs full speed. I can't throttle the fan via SMC Fan Control or something. It just keeps running at full speed. I tried resetting the SMC multiple times without any help.How I tried to reset the SMC: 

1. Shut down

2. Pull all plugs for 15 secs++

3. Reconnect evertything

4. wait at least 5 more secs

5. boot the system 

Apple Hardware Test reported no problems. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 27" mid 2011

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Intel Mac :: Internal Temperatures And Fan Speeds?

Jun 18, 2012

I purchased my iMac in March and am a bit concerned about the operating temps and fan speeds. Maximums today (all in degrees C, using Temperature Monitor):

Ambient Air: 32
CPU A Heatsink: 53
CPU A Proximity: 55
CPU Core 1: 57
CPU Core 2: 59


iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)

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MacBook Pro :: Attaching Firewire800 Drive Speeds Up SSD?

Sep 4, 2010

I have this odd problem on my i5 MBP. When I have no external drives attached AJA System test reports my SSD speed at about 227mb/s read and write. When I plug in a USB external drive the SSD reports the same speed. When I plug in a FW800 drive the speeds jumo to 234 - 245mb/s. When I unplug the FW800 drive they go back down.

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MacBook Air :: Wifi Transfer Speeds Seem Much Slower Than My Mac Pro?

Nov 20, 2010

I have a new MBA (4GB), which I am very pleased with but I can't figure out why its wifi transfer speeds seem much slower than my Mac Pro. The MBA gets a max of about 250 kb/s while the Mac Pro gets over 1000. I'm wondering whether there's some adjustment that would speed up the MBA.

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Mac Pro :: Wireless Card - Retaining High Speeds

Dec 15, 2010

I've recently bought a mac mini (newest revision) and I noticed that it's wireless card is a lot better at retaining high speeds (especially at 5ghz spectrum). Is there a pci-e wireless card that I could pop into the MP that's better?

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MacBook Air :: Processor Speeds Specifically Using Finale And GPO?

Jan 10, 2011

I am looking to buy my first mac in the coming months. I have found that the Air is quite appealing, with perhaps one flaw. The most extreme program I will be running will be Finale 2011. It comes with a sampling of Garritan Personal Orchestra. GPO's site lists the minimum requirement for the processor to be 1.8 GHz. Does this mean that the app will always need the full 1.8 in order to run well? I assume that it wouldn't. If anyone has any personal experience with this app, it would be great to know how it typically runs. The 13 inch Air comes with 1.86 Ghz. So, if I have email, internet, and basic things like that running in the background, will that Macbook Air run successfully?

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PowerPC :: Unusually High Fan Speeds On Reboot In G5

Jun 30, 2007

So today I got back to the house, to find my iMac had turned itself off somehow in the hour that I was away, and when I went to reboot it, it turned on like normal, but the fans began blaring very loudly. When I checked out the speeds in iStatpro, the hard drive fan was going at about 3700rpm and the optical drive fan was around 2900. The fans normalized shortly thereafter, but I don't know if this is cause for concern, or just a little random kink.

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PowerPC :: Powermac G5 CPU Fans Running On Different Speeds?

Jul 3, 2007

CPU cooling fans are running at strange different speeds. Powermac G5 early 2005, dual G5 (not dual core).This is at idle:CPU A 60 degree Intake 300rpm Exhaust 300rpmCPU B 63 degrees Intake 1125rpm Exhaust 1100rpm! I have not noticed this before. They usually remain identical.

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Applications :: Slow IChat Transfer Speeds

Mar 24, 2009

I've been getting terribly slow transfer speeds when trying to send files to friends over iChat. It can even take over 15mins to just send a 1mb file.

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