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The wireless on my mbp is really slow most of the times -- about 3Mbps. I get 13 Mbps via ethernet. (speedtest.net)
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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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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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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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.

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Done
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