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FiOS slower on a MAC

 1:47 pm on Oct 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is there any reason that FiOS would be slower on MacBook Pro than on a HP Vista machine? I have both and bandwidth tests return huge differences in results.


travelin cat

 9:30 pm on Oct 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Are these both on the same network? Are you using the same bandwidth test at the same time?


 12:20 pm on Oct 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes same network and test, speakeasy.net. Using Firefox for both boxes too. Thanks for any input


 3:35 pm on Oct 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've got Macs and PC's on FiOS at home and don't see a difference like that. Often we get close to my advertised download speed on big files.

You didn't mention what kind of Vista machine you have (desktop or laptop) but the Mac is a laptop. Are you maybe testing wired vs. wireless? My network speed starts to degrade pretty quickly as the laptop moves farther from the wireless router.


 9:26 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's a vista HP laptop and a MacBook Pro, both wireless and experiencing varying speed. I use them in the same room and even tried the tests in the exact same spot. Still great differences.

travelin cat

 9:49 pm on Oct 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Have you checked to see if they are both running the same version of 802.11?

Maybe one is g and the other is n or something else...


 10:44 am on Oct 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Verizon FIOS has a tool to adjust some settings on a mac - if its laptop it will effect off site use so then you should uninstall it. My macs on with 100% 30down/5up always worked as long as it wasn't doing a download or sharing some files somehow.

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