Update OS X doubles speed wifi ac on MacBook Air 2013




Apple has released a new update of OS X 10.8 released that the speed problems with 802.11ac WiFi solves. The speed of the latest wifi version under OS X remained far behind the expected throughput, but after the update back to normal.

OS X 10.8.5 is, as the name implies, the fifth update of the operating system. The patch contains a number of security updates and he solves a series of problems, including with respect to not display images in Mail, the spontaneous appearance of the screensaver, the reliability of large file transfers over ethernet and the authentication performance Open Directory servers.

The problem that got the most attention in recent months was the limited speed of the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi connections when copying files between the MacBook Air and a PC or Mac. These speeds were not far above that of n-wifi connections. If a user’s Windows 8 put on the Apple laptop, the speeds were quite expected and AnandTech found that the cause should be sought. limited to TCP window scaling of OS X

Ars Technica tried or update solves the problems and copied a large file between a Mac mini from 2012 and the new MacBook Air. Both systems were connected to a recent AirPort Extreme Base Station: the Mac mini via Ethernet and the Air via wifi ac. The site tested both systems under both 10.8.5 and 10.8.4 and below when using afp and smb protocol. The improvement has been carried out according to Apple at AFP and enables a doubling of the throughput. In OS X 10.9 Apple Mavericks get mucking about on Microsoft smb2.


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