3 different Windows machines on the same wireless from a position 2' from the aforementioned iMac are snappy. All machines using DHCP, and are using the same DNS servers, so it doesn't seem likely to be a DNS issue. Wireless router is a band new (3 weeks old) Belkin N300 - we had the same problem with an older Linksys device and upgraded to se if we could get better speed.
The displayed behavior is generally that the progress bar for the page load proceeds to half or most of the way complete and then the page load seems to stall. Wireless signal indicator stays full, so it doesn't look like the connection is dropping.
Oh, I saw Wireless internet became extremely slow on my 27" IMac; the problem on our machine doesn't seem to resolve when the machine's been off for a period of time, either - it's almost always slow...
I don't even know where to start troubleshooting this. Help?!
results of router ping:
ping -c 10 192.168.1.1 PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=1.411 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.092 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=1.238 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=1.128 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=1.189 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=1.420 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.928 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=1.515 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=1.459 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=1.309 ms --- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics --- 10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.928/1.269/1.515/0.178 ms