- Apr 9, 2008
I'm going to Best Buy tonight and I may pick up an iPad so I was curious.
well yea of course you're only gonna hit that!12 mbps sustained but Comcast gets short bursts of 30 mbps or so.
So, it's likely maxing out due to Internet bandwidth.
Bottom line, it's plenty high.
No, you don't need anywhere near that sort of BW to stream content.well yea of course you're only gonna hit that!
idk if you can attempt to transfer files over the network or something, or stream movies etc, but that will indicate the true speeds - probably somewhere around 250mbps is theoretical.
i am WELL aware of the bandwidth needed to stream content. 1080P requires 5MB/s, or 40Mb/sNo, you don't need anywhere near that sort of BW to stream content.
I've been streaming 720p to my iPad and it's not anywhere near that.
Again, bottom line, it's plenty fast enough. Don't get caught up in specs.
ive read that one before, i reckon SpeedTest.net app hasnt been correctly optimised for the ipad - maybe the emulator isnt working or something.. who knows.I am using a Linksys WRT610N and connecting to the 5GHz band with no problems at all. During speed tests with the SpeedTest.net App I was receiving 10Mbits. I am using a 40Mbit connection.