on OS X I tried safari and firefox and its the same results. I'm just confused, I'm running the same computer, both going to speakeasy's speetest, and yet i get triple the speed on the parallels running winxp than I get on os x.
The time shouldnt' matter, because I'm doing this right after one another, I try on winxp parallels and I get 6000+kbps, try it again on os x and I get 2000+kbps. Its like something is limiting the bandwidth on os x. I'm trying to figure out if I just did something stupid and made it that way.
K I've got os x tiger 10.4.7 on my Pismo 400Mhz... and Rogers Extreme and Im getting on average with Safari around 4700kbps-4832kbps download speed... and upload is 700kbps-715kbps I dont know what sort of connection you guy's have but my os x works fine! No speed limit's here! Are you using it through wireless? Maybe your getting some sort of interferance?!? Mine is wired with a Cat5e cable.
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2011.17-Inch MacBook Pro 2.2Ghz i7
Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (5yrs experience & looking for work)
I have an intel imac and a macbook and both suffer from download speeds...imac is connected via wired ethernet, so wireless isn't the problem.
I was on Telus ADSL before but switched to Shaw Xtreme for the faster speeds, that I won't be getting unless I use windows! The OP on the macosx forums can change their modem, but I have no choice but to use the motorola docsis modem...
I'll search more to see if there's a workaround or some fix
i have an intel iMac and a macbook pro and an iPhone and having an issue with the iMac with slow download speeds. my iPhone and macbook pro are fine with speed tests showing between 15-20 meg but my iMac speed tests are only about 2meg. they are all wireless and are all used to do the tests at the same desk and at the same time of day (one test after the other). i even have trouble streaming youtube sometimes on the iMac it can be that slow. I can also play my ps3 online with no lag. anyone know why this might be the case?
I have just purchased a MacBook Pro and am experiencing extremely slow download speeds. I was downloading an anti-virus program. The Mac said it would take 47 minutes. I went to my PC and downloaded the same program, at the same time, and it only took it 2 minutes!
They are both wireless connections on the same network, and obviously, both downloads were being done at the same time.
Now I'm downloading software updates of 1.44GB and it's only going to take 14 hours!
Last edited by mcburkett; Feb 18th, 2012 at 08:16 PM.