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  1. #1

    Jingol's Avatar
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    Exclamation why download speed with MAC is very slower than Win ?!
    Hello everyone

    I bought MBP newly very interesting Compared with PC

    but

    I am disappoint when see download speed at Macbook Pro Compared with old PC

    download speed with

    SAME Download link
    SAME Internet Connection
    SAME Time


    at PC (windows 8) is 150KB/S but download speed with MBP ( OSX 10.8.2) isn't more 12KB/S !!

    why ?

    ( system directly to modem by an Ethernet cable )

    I search at Internet my Problem and saw many MAC user have my issue

    Please Google "slow download speed mac "

    see this discussion

    Slow Download Speed on macbook pro

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...ad-speeds.html

    why Apple Support don't refer any solution ?

    what do I must do ?

    for download use PC?!!

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    What are you trying to download and what are you downloading it with (a browser, download manager, etc.)? Have you tried using something else or downloading a different file?
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  3. #3

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    hi

    I downloaded
    http://www.roboform.com/dist/roboform-mac.dmg
    by Safari and Opera

    Just download single file

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    Have you tried any other file? Is your normal daily browsing experience also considerably slower?
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    I just tried the file and am getting my full internet speed in the download which is around 200k a second where I now live.

    I just tried both my iMac with 10.8.4 and Windows 7 machine with that file and the same speed on both.

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    Since you are going wired, not sure what the issue is. Answer Vans question if you would. That is a very large difference. I can see a few k here and there per second but not that much.

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    If both computers are connected at the same time (each has their own ethernet cable), then try swapping cables. I doubt the cable is the problem, but you may as well rule it out.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    Downloaded at just under 2,000 KB/s on my iMac over WiFi. You might want to do some tests against speedtest.net on both of your machines to ensure that they are seeing the same upload/download speeds..

    Also, are you using 100 MBit or 1 GBit Ethernet connection?
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    I ditched out my Windows laptop (running Vista, yeah I know!) in october 2012 while being on a 120 Mbps down and 6 Mbps up connection. When I got my Macbook Pro (mid 2012) I did not notice my Mac was slower. On the contrary at times it feels my Mac is actually faster (but that could be my imagination). In my case both of them were connected to the same wireless router (cisco), and not even in Windows I was using a firewall or virus scan.

    Below the current download speed using my provider's speedtest using my Macbook Pro



    Not bad for just 11 EURO/month (or 6 EURO in case you take the tripple play package with TV/Telephony as well)

  10. #10

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    Thanks for response

    after upgrade to OS X v10.8.4 my problem resolved now

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