Mac Mini and Verizon FIos Service


I have a mac mini running 10.4.3. Since Verizon's Fios was installed at my house my macs browsers run VERY slowly. This happens with both IE and Safari. I loaded the broadband tuner I found but that has not helped. I know the throughput is there; my Windows machine works wonderfully fast.

More info:
-Entourage email loads fast
-File transfer on my network is fast
-Netgear wireless router directly to Fios ethernet connection (802.11g)
-built in Airport card

This also happens on my husband's ibook as well. Built in Airport.

Any ideas? It seems like a throughput issue on the browsers but I don't know how to check it or set it differently?

Thanks in advance.


Have you looked in the Network Pref Pane in System Preferences?

First, is AirPort the first item listed? If not, click on Network Status and choose Network Port Configurations. Drag AirPort to the top and click apply now. Then go back to Network Status.

Click on AirPort and click configure, then click the TCP/IP tab. Check to see if there are DNS Servers and Search Domains entered. If yes, delete them and click apply.

See if that helps.


U.S.D.A. Prime
Apple also recently released a "Broadband Tuner" which is aimed at people who use FIOS-type services or high-latency services like satellite internet.

If you test your speed at a place like what kinds of speeds are you getting? Also, what is the level of service that the FIOS provides (5Mb download speed? 25Mb download speed?) and how does it compare to the actual speeds you're getting?


The Late: SuperMacMod
In the Network PreferencePane try this.
Under Show>Built In Ethernet >Ethernet tab set to

Configure - Manual
Speed - set to fastest available
Duplex - Full-duplex