3G is faster than my wifi?? On iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by matt3, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. matt3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010
    Basically what the title says. According to the speed test app all of my fastest speeds both up and down were on 3G. Also my fastest speed ever is something like 3.41 mps and normally it's more like 1.5 (average) mps.

    It seems like everyone is reporting much faster speeds than those on both 3G and wifi. Is my week 27 iPhone 4 defective?
  2. Blaenk macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2009
    It could just mean your internet speed isn't on par with 3G...

    It's the case with mine. I have Verizon DSL and it's 3mbps down, 768kbps up, and my 3G tests are at or above that.

    Wifi isn't some magical connection speed that is always faster than anything else, it's just your internet connection offered wirelessly to your home, so it's still pegged at the speed your connection is at.
  3. matt3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010
  4. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    3G upload 1.24mbps download 5.7mbps best

    Wifi upload 0.43mbps download 9.7mbps best
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Are you on AT&T? That's a pretty normal speed for 3G here.

    As for the Wifi, do you have something else you can test it with, like a laptop? It just may be slow Wi-fi for some other reason. I have about 8 Mbps Wi-Fi at home but if you go in to a coffee shop with free Wi-fi it's usually around 1 Mbps. It really depends on the Wi-Fi more than the phone.
  6. matt3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010
  7. IBradMac macrumors 68000


    Jun 27, 2008
    Could be. But I'd bet the latency on your wifi network is better.

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