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    Dec 01, 2008
    Slow wireless, fast ethernet
    The wireless on my mbp is really slow most of the times -- about 3Mbps. I get 13 Mbps via ethernet. (
    A windows machine connected to the same network gets 13 Mbps on wireless as well as ethernet. Even my iphone gets 12 Mbps.
    I guess this rules out problems with the router (DLink DI-524 with WEP).
    Tried OpenDNS servers, no change. Also tried disabling file/internet sharing, Ipv6, Little Snitch.

    Any pointers are appreciated!

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    deathcloud's Avatar
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    Aug 25, 2009
    Jacksonville FL
    13'' Macbook Pro 2.26 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3 500 GB 7200rpm HD
    Have you tried upgrading the firmware of the router?

    Have you tried doing WPA (if it is enabled on your router) I hear WPA will make it better and more reliable.

    I have had the same issue as you but you just have to fiddle with the settings to make it right.

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    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2008
    Upgrading the firmware seems to have worked, but I wonder why this only affected the Mac, and not the PC. Thanks anyway!

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    You also really, really need to change to WPA encryption on the router instead of WEP.
    WEP can be broken in a matter of minutes.

    Here is a walkthrough.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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