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The April 2014 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Air features refreshed dual-core i5 and i7 processors, plus slightly increased battery performance.

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My internet is painfully slow

Internet on this computer has been really slow for over a year. Most devices in my home are around 75 mbps download speed. Just did the speed test and got .6 for download and 7.37 upload. I’m not completely computer illiterate but I have no idea what has been going on. I’m running High Sierra, there are no updates available. I have 156 GB available. I have the computer in the same room as my modem. Please help

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Have you connected it directly to the modem using a physical cable to see if the speeds are equally slow?

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I don’t have Ethernet adapter, but if that will help diagnose the problem I will go out and buy one

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It sounds like outdated hardware. I'd recommend a direct connection if not you can get a USB to ethernet adapter which are cheaper, but results will not be as great as a direct connection.

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2014 is outdated?

I get just as fast direct line vs Wireless on a 2011.

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Unfortunately a MacBook Air, doesn't have an ethernet port, so she would have to get a USB -> Ethernet adapter to try that.

So I found a You Tube video that deals with this issue. I watched it and it seems like a legit video. But don't have a MacBook on me right now to test it. If you are still having issues I can get a MacBook tomorrow and try it .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FydtdMJ4...

What he suggests in the video seems plausible since the config files that are modified do control many aspects of the wifi network card performance.

Good Luck

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Tried the fix in YouTube video, but it didn’t help. Thank you for trying

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I've found that extension networks are waaaaay slower. if you have any network extenders, make sure to connect directly to the router's wifi and not the extension if possible. Also, make sure your on the right network in the first place!

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You have a few different issues here.

The first is the 802.11 spec your MacBook Air supports (802.11ac) as well as how many streams it supports. In this case it is a single antenna (one stream per frequency 2.4 & 5.0 GHz). The MacBook Pro 15" has two WiFi antenna's

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MacBook Air 13" Mid 2014 (WiFi - 1 & Bluetooth)

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MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014 (WiFi - 2 & Bluetooth)

So the data rate will be limited here depending on your Routers access point (AP) supports. Some Routers don't support MIMO.

I would recommend you get a good WiFi analyzer to see what your AP is offering and run the app on each Mac to see what each is able to run at. This is what I use: WiFi Explorer

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