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Mac Book Pro slow despite a clean install

My issue is slow internet on my Mac Book Pro.  I did a clean install.  I tried to follow the suggestion of entering in the DNS Servers box, but I couldn't enter anything. 

I have many other Macs on the same airport and only the MBP is a problem.

Any advice?

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  • Kitchens Mac Feb 25, 2008

    I am set to Auto configure

  • Kitchens Mac Feb 25, 2008

    Networking is my weak point with computers.  I use my laptop at many locations.  

    1.  What do I need to do, step by step?
    2.  Will this Manual entry on my DHCP allow me to log in anywhere or will I have to change my DHCP each location I attempt to log in?

  • Kitchens Mac Feb 25, 2008

    I actually have full bars.  I have multiple computers and I'm only having trouble with the laptop.  I've looked online and found others are having the same trouble. The only difference I see (settings wise) is I have apple talk turned on, on the laptop. 

    I'll try turning that off and see what occurs.

    I believe that I need that to print at the office.

    Any other ideas?

  • Kitchens Mac Feb 25, 2008

    So far it looks like switching Apple Talk off didn't change anything.  I have another boot drive on the same computer and Tiger is a bit faster when it comes to getting on line, but still not as fast as my other computers that are using Leopard.

  • Kitchens Mac Feb 25, 2008

    I'll check my email tomorrow to see if you came up with any more solutions.  I appreciate your help so for.  I hope we can come up with something.  Talk to you tomorrow.

  • Kitchens Mac Feb 27, 2008

    I did try re-setting the P-RAM and that didn't speed things up.  I'm going to take it in to the store and see have them bench test and advise.

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    I am having the same problem. My MBP is 2 months old and its so slow when using the net. I have tried everything, the wireless is fine as i have two other computers that are really quick. Ironically the imac with less RAM is much faster. I am started to think that the MBP has an issue with speed. There are too many comments online for this to be an isloated issue.

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    My 3 month old MBP is slow on my office wireless connection.  My coworkers have Windows laptops and they are working fine and fast.  Help!

  • phatmcat Sep 22, 2008

    I am wondering if there are any updates on this topic... I've just started using my new MBP and immediately noticed a difference over my 2-year old MacBook. thanks, Mary

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    My macbook has suddenly become really slow, like a dial-up. Our PC and Linux laptops work fast and fine.
    I'm ready to toss it in the bin and go back to Linux.

  • flutterby357 Nov 26, 2008

    My macbook just suddenly became as slow as dial-up on every wireless I try even though I get full bars. Our PC and Linux-run laptop run fine and fast.


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Well, there might be a variety of reasons that can consequently cause the issues on your Mac. Meanwhile, there are certain ways through which you can do to fix one by one. However, if you prefer a more efficient way to resolve, try an all-in-one Mac speed up software as it can help resolve all issues in just a few clicks. Best regards!

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Bought the new MBP, 2 months ago..noticed that slooooow is not the word, ugly is better description. have a I mac and power book that put this in the dust. went to apple tech, said need new install of OS. did that, no different..ordered new display, as this one "flashes" VERY discouraged, and want replacement...any advice how how to get replacement? thanks ,diana

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I'm seeing others on these pages having the same sort of problem with MBP. Maybe their is a bug that Apple knows about. I would check Macs website for an update or fix for this.MBP is a hot rod and definitely should not have this sort of problem.

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Sounds like perhaps your MBP is having difficulties with choosing where to connect to airport. Do the DHCP designated assignment option, instead of automatic configuration

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    that's what I'm suggesting..shut down auto configure, and do manual assignment mode..

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    hmmm..well..then, this won't work for you. The dedicated approach is just for fixed location installations. The only thing that sounds like a possible answer is that your wireless signal is soft to your MBP.

    Does this happen regardless of how close to your airport you are set up?


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