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iFail 5G

join:2011-08-03

[Network] Internet speeds slower on OS X than Windows 7

Hey everyone, I'm having a problem with my 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 i7.

The speed's in OS X 10.7.3 are much slower on WiFi when booted into OS X. The Max speed's I am able to get are 33mbit/s down on my 100mbit/s cable connection, and even the ping is higher on OS X. I have tried a full restore and still nothing.

When I boot into Windows 7, I am able to consistently place over 100mbit/s. I checked the MTU and its on Auto 1500. Anyone have any suggestion's?

Here is a speedtest on OS X




And here is a Speed Test on Windows 7, same laptop and server




JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA

OSx won't use wide band 40mhz 802.11n in the 2.4ghz spectrum - that could be it. Win7 has no such concerns.
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iFail 5G

join:2011-08-03

said by JohnInSJ:

OSx won't use wide band 40mhz 802.11n in the 2.4ghz spectrum - that could be it. Win7 has no such concerns.

I did the Option + click on WiFI and it says I am using 5Ghz and transmit rate is 430


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA

Ok, that's not it



lordpuffer
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Rio Rancho, NM
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reply to iFail 5G

Since you did a full restore, and it doesn't seem to be your wireless on your MBP since it works fine in Win 7, I'm guessing it may have something to do with your Router and/or it's settings.
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HiVolt
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said by lordpuffer:

Since you did a full restore, and it doesn't seem to be your wireless on your MBP since it works fine in Win 7, I'm guessing it may have something to do with your Router and/or it's settings.

How do you figure, he boots to Win7 on the same laptop and it's able to pull full speed.

It's the airport drivers in Lion, since the hardware performs fine in Win7.
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Thinkdiff
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11
reply to iFail 5G

Have you tried other speed tests or downloading a large file?

Try to download the 10.7.3 combo update off Apple's website and see what speed it settles to. Could just be that the speedtest works better in windows.

If you have another computer on your wired network, you could also try transferring a file to it and monitoring the speed. If you get more than 35Mbps, then something fishy is going on.
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lordpuffer
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reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

said by lordpuffer:

Since you did a full restore, and it doesn't seem to be your wireless on your MBP since it works fine in Win 7, I'm guessing it may have something to do with your Router and/or it's settings.

How do you figure, he boots to Win7 on the same laptop and it's able to pull full speed.

It's the airport drivers in Lion, since the hardware performs fine in Win7.

Wouldn't doing a "full restore" correct any driver issue?
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Jackarino
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Allendale, NJ
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reply to iFail 5G

My win laptop and imac always differ in speed tests.

Both over WiFi


andychrist

join:2005-02-12
New York, NY

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reply to iFail 5G

Flash

You are using a Flash based test. Flash sucks on Macs.

Try going to testmy.net for a browser-based test.

BTW, where are you that you can get a 100 Mbps cable connection? Pretty impressive, even at 33 Mbps!


iFail 5G

join:2011-08-03

said by andychrist:

You are using a Flash based test. Flash sucks on Macs.

Try going to testmy.net for a browser-based test.

BTW, where are you that you can get a 100 Mbps cable connection? Pretty impressive, even at 33 Mbps!

Don't laugh because its kinda ridiculous that my internet is faster than most, and only cost $65 a month...

I'm in a suburb of Birmingham, AL in a slightly rural area with Charter

Who would have thought we would be spoiled with high speed



Still getting 50mbit/s on my LTE phone with Verizon in Birmingham



andychrist

join:2005-02-12
New York, NY

Click for full size
Smokin' LTE NYC
Yeah here in NYC we get pretty good speeds too over LTE now. Funny because we must have had the slowest 3G in the nation.

Across the street from me, my neighbors get 50 Mbps FIOS, but in my building Verizon still limits us to about 15 Mbps on DSL.

So have you tested your Mac over on testmy.net yet?


Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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testmy.net doesn't seem all too accurate either. Pegs my FiOS connection at 20Mbps and my school's connection at 9Mbps. On a regular file download test, I get 45Mbps on FiOS and up to 64Mbps on my school's connection.
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Mike
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join:2000-09-17
Pittsburgh, PA
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reply to andychrist

Re: Flash

I just ran a LTE test on my iPad 3, Verizon.

Just got 5.06mb / 5.17mb. fffffff


iFail 5G

join:2011-08-03
reply to andychrist

said by andychrist:

Yeah here in NYC we get pretty good speeds too over LTE now. Funny because we must have had the slowest 3G in the nation.

Across the street from me, my neighbors get 50 Mbps FIOS, but in my building Verizon still limits us to about 15 Mbps on DSL.

So have you tested your Mac over on testmy.net yet?

Yea, now i'm getting 7mbit/s LOL


C0deZer0
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Tempe, AZ
reply to lordpuffer

Re: [Network] Internet speeds slower on OS X than Windows 7

said by lordpuffer:

Wouldn't doing a "full restore" correct any driver issue?

Not really. It could just end up giving back the same shitty driver that doesn't perform well.

Would there be a driver update available for the wireless adapter on the Mac?
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acadiel
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reply to iFail 5G

Just for kicks and grins, get one of the cheapie dual band n Realtek USB wireless dongles and try it. They have their own OSX driver and don't use the Airport one.