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Hi,

I have an Airport Extreme base station, with a PowerMac G5 (on 10.4) and iBook G4 (on 10.3) both wirelessly connected. A few days ago I woke my PowerMac up, and the internet was really really slow, pages take a very long time to load, and I'm downloading at 2KB per second max.

But then when I try with the iBook, it's still as fast as it always was, downloads same as always, no problems.

I can't remember changin anything on the PowerMac or installing any new software recently, anyone know what's wrong? I've tried the usual restart, repair permissions, but nothing's worked. Using Safari 2.0.1 (but it was slower before the 2.0.1 update, and OS X 10.4.2)

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Have you tried power-cycling the entire setup? It is a quick and easy step that clears up quite a few issues with speed and throughput for a lot of people.

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I agree.. powereverything down in the set up... computer, router, modem...(maybe on the modem in this case) and then wait a few minutes and plug it all back in... you should be fine afterwards.. if not, check to make sure that powermac is getting a strong signal.

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Sometimes if you create a new Network Location and duplicate the Airport settings you will clear up random issues. Most folks are still using the "Automatic" location. Try adding a new one.
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Hi, the power-cycling thing seems to of fixed it (touch wood!), everythings fast again now, so we'll see how it goes!

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no problem... just always remember that sometimes that helps to fix a network problem...

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