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OS 10.4 - Wireless is slow in OS X but not in windows...


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I have a Macbook 1.8ghz. In OS X, the internet is slow as my mom's wig, and I drop connection a lot. But with my bootcamp windows xp, it is normal. Why? I have no clue how to reinstall my airport express card driver, etc...

It is driving me nuts!!!! help.
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Try disabling IPV6 and reducing your MTU (mine had to be changed ot 1492 instead of 1500).

Open Network--TCP/IP--Configure IPV6--Disable
Network--Show--Built-In Ethernet--MTU--Custom
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Try disabling IPV6 and reducing your MTU (mine had to be changed ot 1492 instead of 1500).

Open Network--TCP/IP--Configure IPV6--Disable
Network--Show--Built-In Ethernet--MTU--Custom
I did both and it seems to have helped a little, but not as responsive as it should be.

It take like 5 seconds to load google. Which is a long time for something that usually pops up in less than a second in windows.

But yes, it has imrpoved that spped I can tell. Is there anything else that I could change to help?
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try a different web browser... I'd reccomend Firefox, its a great web brower...


or you could try
http://www.caminobrowser.org/

its a web browser optimized for OS X.

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Try running this app...
http://www.scifience.net/safarispeed.html
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I am using firefox lol
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I am using firefox lol
Try Safari instead. I find it to be faster than Firefox.

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Safari is actually slightly slower. I get dropped a lot because AIM takes a long time to sign in too. I still don't know why it is slower. Dos anyone know why or how I might be able to fix this? I even went so far to download and run a spam clearer for mac(foiund nothing).
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