I have a mac mini running OS 10.5.8, and a Dell laptop running Windows 7.
When I run a speakeasy speed test on the Dell, I get about 18kbps for my download speed.
On the mac, I get only about 8kbps.
Both are connecting wirelessly to the same network.
What could account for this difference, and what (if anything) can I do about it?
Some more details:
The mini is a 1.66 GHZ machine with 2 GB of RAM.
Both machines are physically only a few inches from one another.
I have installed all the latest Apple and Windows updates on the respective machines
The test was performed in both Safari 4.0.3 and Firefox 3.5.2 on the mac, and in IE 8 on the Windows box.