What's considered good up/down speed on Wi-Fi?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I used www.iphonespeedtest.com and was only getting around 250 kbps. Is that bad? I'm right next to my router (wireless g with cable modem).
     
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    You should be able to achieve the same speeds that your ISP advertises; or with cable - at least the same as any other systems in the local network. Note - Cable internet is subject to slow-downs due to neighborhood traffic; but you should still be able to achieve >80% of the ISP's advertised transfer rates. I have 8M cable; and am consistently ~7-7.7M on all systems in the LAN.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Weird when I use mobilespeedtest.com I get anywhere from 3-5 MB/s. Compared to 500 KB/s. Maybe that iphonespeedtest.com is just bogus and isn't accurate.
     
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    I'm not sure where the claims of 7.7 mbs come from. I have upgraded my internet with Comcast and get a max of 18 megabits download, and the Iphonespeed tests give me ~155-213 kilobits results. And I have and excellent Cisco WAP and am literally sitting right next to it.

    I seriously challange anyone to show me results of 7 mbps. I just don't think it is possible with the iphone. Maybe the iphonespeedtest.com website itself is slow?
     
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    mobilespeedtest.com
    5.02 Mbps = 642.11 KB/sec

    iphonespeedtest.com
    209.5 kbps
    This slow site does not show the true speed. It also make a false claim that
    "because iPhone (currently) lacks flash or java support, it's hart to get an
    accurate measure of performance". iphonespeedtest.com claim is totally bogus, as mobilespeedtest.com shows a more reasonable speed.

    So, use mobilespeedtest.com
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, sweet. Thanks.
     
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    Taken moments ago (Hawai'i Standard Time) --- Saturday afternoon ~4pm - 8M Oceanic (Time Warner) Cable internet; behind a Linksys WRT54GS Wireless G router (set to 802.11G) - 3 PC laptops + 1 PC desktop + iPhone + Vonage phone + Oceanic Phone all connected right now (all but the desktop connected via wireless) - presently on the Vonage phone too...


    From Speedtest.net - on a PC laptop - moments after the above iPhone test:
     

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    i tried the inetworktest.com and got 867.2kbps using edge with 3 bar 164.6 kbps
     
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    Luap

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    Mobilespeedtest.com test via edge = 48.00 mbps

    I don't think so!
     
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    Hm?
     
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    Luap

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    I ran the test a few times on Edge, as I was curious what the actual speed was from Edge. It repeatedly gives me 48 mbps, which can not be right. I expect its some kind of a page cache'ing thing somewhere causing inaccurate results.

    If I use Wifi, I get around 3mbps, which is around 80% of the speed my cable internet connection is capable of. So at least the wifi test is much more realistic, even if still not entirely accurate.
     
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    That website is bogus.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    There you have it folks!!!

    Who could debate THAT logic & explanation of the facts?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    The iPhone5 maxes out at around 92Mbps (the rest of the 150Mbps is error correction) with a 5ghz router. You need a router that provides a strong signal, because the antennas on the phone are a smaller than those on a laptop.

    Here is my iPhone5 result with Verizon FiOS and an Asus RT-N66U 802.11n router.
     

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    Tested the speed on my Mac - 56.98 / 11.40

    And on my iPhone on Wi-Fi - 49.69 / 9.96

    This is what Comcast's Blast. I thought it was fast until I read your post! :)
     
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    What's considered good up/down speed on Wi-Fi?

    iPhones don't tell the true speed of your network/ Internet speed BTW. My PC tells me 58 download and 27 upload. My ISP said I get 50 down and 25 up. My iPhone got 35 download and 18 upload which is still great.
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    JoshGlzBrk

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    Depends on your connection speed and your router.
     
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    the antennas on the phone are a smaller than those on a laptop.
     

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