After the OS update, my wireless speeds have dropped to a crawl. around 350 to 500 kps on my home wlan. Every other device on my wlan runs between 6 and 10 mbs. I've only found posts about deleting the wireless network, recycling the router and then creating a new connection. Obviously I don't have access to every wireless router I connect to in able to do this and the connection is consistently slow no matter what network. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

  • Any idea which version of the OS you update to? I had an issue with Snow Leopard previously where an update caused my Wi-Fi to connect at only 11Mbps when it used to be at 54Mbps. Apparently, my issue was due to a wi-fi driver was installed together with the update. I had to upgrade to Lion to have that fixed. – XCool Jul 9 '12 at 2:27
  • One common thing I've seen is these speed issues happen shortly before a new version of the OS comes out. – Brian Dec 8 '15 at 17:50

I would first try resetting your PRAM, then create a new network location.

From Apple:

Resetting PRAM and NVRAM

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
  5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  6. Release the keys.

Once you've done so, delete your network locations in System Preferences and create a new, fresh location.

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