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July 3, 2009 12:28 PM Subscribe
Help me try and fix my mother's weird internet/Mac Mini issue.
posted by selfnoise to computers & internet (6 answers total)
So, my mother has a Mac Mini. This is one of the older PowerPC ones... no wireless. It's connected via a cat5 cable to a ZyXel wireless router, which is then connected to a DSL modem. The problem she has is a delay between requesting a webpage and having it start to load (in any web browser). Since I am a Windows user, I don't know much about Macs, so I am at a loss.
-When I go to dslreports.com and run a speed test, I get a latency of between 500-900ms, which seems really high.
-When I ping google.com from within OS X's network dialog, however, the latency looks normal.
-My netbook and another Windows PC can connect wirelessly without this issue. I also connected my netbook to the router using the same cat5 cable; no issue.
-I tried setting the DNS servers to opendns instead of the default; no change.
Apparently the system did not originally have this issue. Any ideas?