I own a MacBook Pro for some months now, it came with OS X Lion pre-installed. Since then, surfing the net with it is painful due to slowness. I also have a MacBook with Snow Leopard on it, there the internet works at normal speed. Based on this I conclude the problem is inside the MacBook Pro - it shows full WLAN connectivity but loading Google takes forever. My Router is a AVM Fritz!Box.
What I tried so far to optimize the speed - unless (noted) the changes made below don't affect the measured latency or speed at which pages render:
- Resetting the router, turning WLAN on and off
- Switching WLAN channels, trying 802.11n+a and 802.11n+g
- Deleting all Wi-Fi networks in the system preferences
- Resetting PRAM and NVRAM
- Re-starting the MacBook Pro multiple times in a row
- Disable iCloud in system preferences
- Using another Browser than Safari
- Renaming the network
- Disableing "Use channels optimized for 300 Mbit/s" in my router (this helped, but still not to equal the speed of Snow Leopard)
What else could I try? I read changing the DNS server Google's can help, bit to my understanding, this really can't fix the problem. Reinstalling is not an option. I am really desperate to solve this problem because it is more than annoying!