Help! My internet connection sucks!
August 18, 2010 8:25 PM Subscribe
My internet connection has slowed to a crawl. Please help!
posted by helios410 to Technology (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Let me get the basics out of the way:
- I am running Snow Leopard on a Mac Pro, using a Airport Extreme wireless router
- Even when I directly connect the Mac to the cable modem, the connection is still slow
About a week my internet connection slowed to the point I can't watch video, it only loads fast enough to read text...sometimes it refuses to do that.
Coincidently when this started happening I updated OpenDNS to 3.0 for Mac, and the updater has been warning me that I have a "DNS IP address and HTTP IP address mismatch", and that it's possible my connection is being sent through a proxy, but I never set up a proxy....
Can anyone shed any light on this? Is this mismatch possibly the problem? And how do I fix it?
Any help would be appreciated!
FYI I spoke with my cable provider tech support, and they are at a loss as well, and plan on sending someone over to check if the modem is broken.