Aug 05

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Fixed slow WIFI issue with new Macbook Pro

I just bought a new Macbook Pro

As I started playing with it, I noticed that all my software updates and downloads were taking a long time to finish.  I am paying for a 12 mbps high-speed internet connection with AT&T Uverse, but a speed test (www.speedtest.net) proved that I was only getting up to 4 mbps.

I did the same test on my iPhone and it yielded 10 mbps.

I did the same test on my PC and it yielded the max speed, 12 mbps.

Long story short, I fixed it by changing the Wifi Channel from 1 to 6.

If you are experiencing the same issue, you have to log into your router and change it as well.

First, you need to find the IP of your router.  Open Network Preferences

Click Advanced and click on the TCP/IP tab

Keep Note of the Router IP.  In my case, it is

The next step will vary from router to router.

You will have to log into your router and change the Wifi settings.

Open up a browser and enter in http://<IP of your router>.  In my case, I would enter

In most cases you will have to log in with a username and password.  You should know this, but in case you don’t, try admin/admin, or just admin with no password.  If you are an AT&T customer, the password should be the same as the network code on the label.


Scroll down and find the Wireless link.  If you don’t see this, look for an option to configure your wireless settings.

Once you are there, change the wireless channel from ‘Auto’ to something else.  I selected 6 and it worked for me.


Good luck!

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  1. Nathan

    My 2007 MacBook Pro didn’t seem to have as bad a problem as my new (refurbished) circa 2011 MBP.

    I tried this fix and it seems to have done the trick.

    Thanks so much for this!

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  3. VB

    works for now..thanks!

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