MAC internet browsking slow...PC fine

There is a noticeable difference between browsing the web on a Mac versus a pc on the same network.  I'm wondering Mac requires a different size MTU.

Anyone have thoughts they could share?

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oceansupportAsked:
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nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
how old is this Mac?  if this is an old PC, you may be right with custom MTU settings.  Unfirtunately, if thats the case you will affect the performance of your PCs by changing the MTU from 1500 to something else.


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Scotty_ciscoCommented:
The mac follows ethernet standards as well as the PC so it should be the same I would look for other things like a burried setting for DNS or something that is causing problems 2 default gateway's ect.

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oceansupportAuthor Commented:
There are 20 Macs.  PCs are Windows 2000, all of which browse fine.  The problem is on the MAC side.  The PCs are on the same Gigi switch as the MACs.
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nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
is the gig switch configured properly?  what happens if you plug a PC into the MAC switch?  that will tell you if the problem is with the Mac's settings or with the switch.

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Scotty_ciscoCommented:
what about inter communication between the MAC's and the PC's what version of MAC OS are you running .... I have seen a lot of negotiation problems in the past with MAC's and speed and duplex.

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oceansupportAuthor Commented:
PC and MAC are on the same switch...PC fine...MAC slow.

MACs store files with no problem on an Iomega NAS running Windows 2003 server appliance.
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nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
so speed issue is only for Internet browsing.  

is the switch configured correctly?  also, is this a full gig switch or just select ports are gig ethernet?

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post the brand and model of your switch.  even though its most likely settings on the Macs that are causing this, its possible you have a network hardware configuration issue as well.


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oceansupportAuthor Commented:
Probme was MTU setting.  I set the MACs to 1492 at the client level so as not to affect the pc side.
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