3GS Wifi compared to 2G

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by luxmbrgus, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. luxmbrgus macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    Has anyone else noticed that Wifi seems slower on 3GS than on first gen 2G. This is over the same wireless network. Speedtest app has things slower and websites load a little slower too. Anyone else seen this? Thanks.
  2. livingonvideo13 macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2009
    I have noticed that the 3GS is much faster than the 1st Gen iphone and the 3G. On my wireless network I get 12000kbps (fiber going to the wireless router). The 3G gets about 6000kbps.

  3. meatbiscuit macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    Actually, I noticed the wifi reception on the 3GS is a bit worse than the 3G. I compared my 3G with a 3GS in the Apple store, both on wifi. My 3G had all 3 bars, the 3GS shuffled between 2 and sometimes even 1 bar.

    Anyone else noticed this?
  4. luxmbrgus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ran some more tests. It seems that the 3Gs is slower than the 2G when the Wifi is active on the 2G. Once I turn that off on the 2G, the 3Gs is pretty fast. Weird.
  5. phillydude411 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2009
    3GS is my first iphone so cant really compare, but mine is dead slow on zyxel wifi router. I have wpa2 enabled. could that be the reason?
  6. milk242 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2007
    I also noticed that my reception for wifi is not as good as compared to my 3g
  7. luxmbrgus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    I also use WPA2 but not sure if that is the cause.

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