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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 28, 2010
    New iMac 27" not working with wifi
    Hi all,

    I recently purchased one of the new iMacs yesterday and it is having trouble with my wireless internet. I have had a Macbook for 3 years on this connection and it runs perfectly fine at full strength from this same position as my iMac. The internet works but it is so slow and can't load a youtube page and barely my emails. I don't know anything about routers or how to fix them either. SHould i just go buy a new router?

    Thanks all!

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    First, let's move this to the correct forum.

    The slow loading of pages is probably not due to the router but the settings that you're using on your new iMac. Open System Preferences, Network, and check the settings for Airport. Specifically the advanced settings. You can compare the settings there with what you're using for your MacBook.


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jul 28, 2010
    Thanks chscag,

    I tried these steps but nothing is different. Only the IP address differs by 1 character and the NetBIOS Name is different. Everything else is identical. Any other suggestions?

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    Just a quick question. Is the OS exactly the same on both your Macbook and the new iMac? You using Safari and if so same version on both machines?

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