123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

internet speed

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Mac OS X
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
gdog
Member
Member


Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 104
Location: H.B. CA

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: internet speed Reply with quote

anyone know why internet access is slower on a mac than a pc? i am running safari with safari speed 1.3 (gets rid of page loading delay) and road runner premium cable. safari is pretty fast (but not instant) and internet explorer much slower. loading is slower than on a pc on same connection. i have a well optimized mac mini with 1 gig ram and 7200 hard drive. any suggestions would be appreciated. Evil or Very Mad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nightstriker424
Member
Member


Joined: 02 Aug 2005
Posts: 97
Location: Here

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dissagrere my internet seems faster on my mac than my old AMD box. try firefox with the speed boster and ill bet ull be happy
_________________
Mac Mini 1.42
1gb Ram
100 Gig Hd
4gig Nano
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
devo
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 23 Jan 2005
Posts: 5385
Location: Dunwoody, GA

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try deleting ~/Library/Safari/history.plist or resetting Safari. Safari > Reset Safari.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
promethius
Junior Member
Junior Member


Joined: 23 Sep 2005
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been formerly using PC's for a very long time (early 80's) and when I switched from the PC to my Mac I noticed a considerable improvement in the speed of Internet and Safari. You just might want to contact your ISP (Internet service provider) and request a line/speed test. I did this and my speed was verified to the advertised speed of the ISP.

Just curious though; have you moved house; or moved the Mac Recently. It could be related if you have.
_________________
Proud switcher to the Mac Mini
1.42ghz
1 gig RAM
SuperDrive
Microsoft Trackball Explorer
Apple Keyboard
Belkin usb/fw hub
Lacie 80gig drive
Isight Camera
Brother Dcp-310CN printer
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
gdog
Member
Member


Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 104
Location: H.B. CA

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:42 pm    Post subject: internet speed Reply with quote

just switched from cable to verizon fios. 15000 mbs speed. on dsl reports i get 14700 download speed but 565 upload. pc on same set up gets 1800 upload and similar downloads. they make optimizers for pc tcp/ip but not mac. internet explorer is slower on mac than pc. safari is faster for me then explorer.

just curious if anyone knows the in and outs of mac vs pc on the internet. i am paying for premium services and would like fastest internet possible.

any suggestions would be helpful

ps. i emptied histrory plist. cleaned cash have few bookmarks etc. using safari speed to get rid of page loading delay

also have pop up blocker and private internet off. i think these can slow it down also.

let me know. i feel the need for speed.

also, how is camino vs safari?

1.42 with 1 gig ram
7200 lacie ext hard drive as boot
xbench 1.2 44.5 Evil or Very Mad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Mac OS X All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.