It's truly AwEsOmE to see that folks like our articles and small applications. There are 15 comments. You can read them below. You can post your own comments by using the form below , or reply to existing comments by using the "Reply" button. I agree,… I use method 1 for a quick look, and command line for a more accurate way of looking at things.
You have to hold the option key. I did eventually stumble upon the System Report method. But the option-click on the network icon is by far the best. Thank you. That seems wrong to me.
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The computer has the information, which can be obtained in the three other ways described. The problem is either with the driver for the network adapter or with Network Utility. However, the combination of router and MacBook WiFi determine the maximum achievable speed. Not sure how old your router is. Both seem to be very helpful — give it a try. It gives very good info about all WiFi access points near you — it has been very helpful for me to determine the most ideal channels for my Access Points.
Oh just found the Lite version in the Apple Store , and can see that I may have the standard version after all. Just give the lite version a try for starters … worth it! Another good tip.
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WiFi Explorer Lite is a great app. You can connect your wireless devices to your Mac and share the wired Internet connection with them—almost as if your Mac were a wireless router. This will create a Wi-Fi hotspot, and the Internet connection you selected at the top of the window will be shared with devices that connect to the Wi-Fi network.
Select your preferred network name and the best Wi-Fi channel. If your other devices have Bluetooth, you can pair them to the Mac and wirelessly share the Wi-Fi connection over Bluetooth.
Windows has a useful feature that allows you to create a virtual Wi-Fi adapter interface, making it possible to both connect to a Wi-Fi network and create a Wi-Fi hotspot using the same physical network interface at the same time. This feature is hidden, but you can access it using the Virtual Router software—this uses the same Windows features as Connectify, a commercial application. However, connecting my iPhone hotspot to my iMac increases my speed from 3.
Does this make any sense. Does this indicate a software problem on the iMac?
Jul 2, AM. Try running this program in your normal user account, then copy and paste the output in a reply. The program was created by etresoft, a frequent contributor.satewhoners.tk
Please use copy and paste as screen shots can be hard to read. This will show what is running on your computer. No personal information is shown. You can run the report for free at least once, but if you run it several times, at some point it will ask you to pay a license fee. Etrecheck — System Information. Old operating system - Old operating system versions no longer receive security updates.
Unsigned files - There is unsigned software installed. They appear to be legitimate but should be reviewed. Insufficient permissions - EtreCheck running under a standard user. Diagnostic information may not be available.
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Safari --entitynames com. I would uninstall ZipCloud. It tends to interfere with the computer's operation. Most long time posters recommend not using antivirus software or cleaning software such as CleanMyMac.
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ZipCloud uninstall. Jul 3, AM. Thanks Eric, but it made no difference.
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Obviously the problem must be caused by a software issue because the speed increases when I tether the iMac to my phone. I even turned off the data function on the phone to make sure that it was getting the data from my router. Jul 5, AM. Try setting up another admin user account to see if the same problem continues. Also try the Safe Mode.
Isolating an issue by using another user account. Safe Mode - About. Safe Mode Startup — El Capitan. Hi Eric, I tried both Safe mode and using my Admin account and the speed results wee the same, between 2 and 3Mbs. This is a real mystery. I have thought about upgrading to Help them Sierra, however my computer only has 4 GB of ram and I'm afraid that upgrading will just slow down the computer. As a test at least, can you ethernet cable connect to your router. I'm suspecting a problem with the wifi.
Jul 6, AM. Jul 6, AM in response to rccharles In response to rccharles. That was my original thought also except my iPod sitting right next to the computer shows download speeds of 7.