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Slow Internet Response

Discussion in 'Networking' started by nudeneighbor, Aug 15, 2007.

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  1. nudeneighbor

    nudeneighbor Thread Starter

    Jul 1, 2007
    I am a brand new Mac user and a brand new wireless router user as well. I feel like my internet is running slow and would like to increase the speed what can i do? I will give my specs and go from there.

    macbook pro 15 inch 2.2 g 2 g memory 120 g hd

    cable modem

    wireless router linksys 2.4g 802.11b model BEFW11S4

    i am in a community with several wireless routers around.

    here is a bandwidth test tonight.


    151.8 kilobits per second
    Communications 151.8 kilobits per second
    Storage 18.5 kilobytes per second
    1MB file download 55.3 seconds
    Subjective rating Mediocre

    thank you in advance, nude
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    What you really need to tell us is what kind of ISP service you contract for. Also, what do you get with a wired connection to the router?
  3. JuiceBoxHero


    Aug 15, 2007
    Looks like your router is only 802.11b. That's definitely going to slow you down and cut your range pretty short. Your macbook pro definitely has 802.11g capability, and you may even have 802.11n available (anyone know about this?)
    Upgrading your router would be a good idea if you normally get a lot faster speeds when you're running your wired connection. If you're running slow when hardwired too, then it might be your ISP.
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