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Faster DL speeds on Win7 than OSX, same computer... Fix?

hoodie13hoodie13 Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
So I'm running OSX 10.6.8 on my Macbook Pro currently, and have a Windows 7 partition. I've noticed that for some reason, in OSX my download speeds for basically any file are about half of what I get on my Windows 7 side. As I'm running the exact same hardware on both OSes, I can't really figure out what would be causing the difference, nor how I could increase the speed on the Mac side.

Does anyone have any answers or ideas?

Of note:
I'm currently on wireless over an Airport Extreme router. I do not plug into the router. The router itself is connected to a Time Warner Cable modem. Dunno if any of this info will help.

Thanks in advance.

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    hoodie13 wrote: »
    So I'm running OSX 10.6.8 on my Macbook Pro currently, and have a Windows 7 partition. I've noticed that for some reason, in OSX my download speeds for basically any file are about half of what I get on my Windows 7 side. As I'm running the exact same hardware on both OSes, I can't really figure out what would be causing the difference, nor how I could increase the speed on the Mac side.

    Does anyone have any answers or ideas?

    Of note:
    I'm currently on wireless over an Airport Extreme router. I do not plug into the router. The router itself is connected to a Time Warner Cable modem. Dunno if any of this info will help.

    Thanks in advance.

    If you check your wireless network connection status in Win7, it should tell you at what bit rate you're communicating with the Wireless Router (eg 54Mbps). And then check the equivalent status under OSX.

    For some reason your OSX might be communicating at a lower bandwidth with the WAP, usually this is to improve reliability. Or it could be a driver or configuration issue in OSX.

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    It could be an issue where one of the more obscure network card settings (like Jumbo Frames) is configured differently between the two operating systems, in such a way as to cause a performance disparity between the two.

    Unfortunately I don't have access to an install of OSX, so I'm not aware of what's available to adjustment.

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