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I have no idea why downloading with WinXP (Bootcamp, IE) is twice faster than Mac OSX Leopard (Safari, Firefox, Camino, IE) on my MAC Book (2 G RAM).
Internet connection is given by an USB Modem HSDPA/UMTS, but I don't think this is the matter.
For example, testing with Speedtest.net resulted in 1360 Kbps with WinXP Bootcamp and 648 Kbps for Mac OSX. Upload and Ping speed is more or less the same.
Such difference is clearly visible on normal downloads.
I'm very disappointed about that, could anyone help me ?
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The Modem plugs into the Mac via USB? If so I will almost bet its a driver issue. I get the same basic speeds here with speedtest.net on PC's and Macs. XP and OSX. I am connected up via the Network port.
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3G is still not prominent in the United States. Your issue if precise and assuming there are no driver issues (or lack of drivers from apple) makes me believe that Apple builds their laptops considering only US market.

Are you using current gen Mac?

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Yes, it is and USB 3G modem.
Actually I'm using 3G in Europe and in order to work with Apple I'd to install some extra drivers supplied by the provider, may they are not well optimized for MAC (or having some issue).
Could mojonhanda gently explain me what does it mean 'gen Apple'?
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Yes, it is and USB 3G modem.
Actually I'm using 3G in Europe and in order to work with Apple I'd to install some extra drivers supplied by the provider, may they are not well optimized for MAC (or having some issue).
Could mojonhanda gently explain me what does it mean 'gen Apple'?
Thanks indeed
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I was wondering if you are using current generation macbook or previous generation

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I bought it new just before Xmas 2007, I think is a new generation
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