500mps but still slow internet


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Hello all,

Apple Mac mini Core i5 2.5 (Mid-2011) MC816LL/A - Macmini5,2 - A1347 - 2442

Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
OSX 10.13.5 High Sierra


I've upgraded my internet to 500mps (Virgin Media)

I have checked with various speedtest sites and my speed can be anywhere between
56-112mps over Wifi.
I also checked my macmini using my grandsons 20ft ethernet cable and am getting 269mps.

*My grandson is getting well in excesss of 500mps on his windows pc using the same cable*

Virgin say that guarantee at least 400-450mps.

I have tried setting the MTU (after checking it in terminal) to 1500 (1472+28)
On the virgin media router. No change. Still the same lousy speed.
After restarting the router etc.

The funny thing is I also have a macbook that is 100+ on the mac OS side but 250+
on the partitioned installed windows 7 side using a short ethernet cable !

Can anyone give me any more pointers as how to speed it up?
I do realise it is an older mac, but I would have thought I could get faster speeds
than I am currently getting.

Thanks very much in advance for your help.
 
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What about your modem and/or router? Maybe need a replacement to get those speeds.
 
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Hiya Marty,
Thanks for the reply. I'm assuming the router is O.K as my Grandson gets speeds in excess of 500mps. I shall enquire though. Kind regards
 
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Well, if you have the exact same model of the modem, and the exact same model of the router, then the issue is something else.
 

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