Hotspot (traditional) is very very slow

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by robydiamond, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. robydiamond macrumors newbie

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    Hi, in my Macbook pro retina with Yosemite using ipad/ iphone hotspot (USB or WIFI) the connection is very very slow, with physical router speed is normal ...

    do you have a feedback for me ?

    Thank you Roberto.
     
  2. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Could just be a bug in the Developer Preview.
     
  3. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    Hotspot speeds are determined in part on the quality of the cell signal, as well as how you're connecting (i.e., LTE, 4G, 3G, EDGE, etc). Without specific numbers for bandwidth, hard to say why you might be having a problem.
     
  4. robydiamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, in the same conditions ( SIM LTE enabled) the speedtest made directly from iPhone is 40 Mbit/sec; from Mac using hotspot ( wifi or cable) by same iPhone is 500k :)

    It's a Yosemite clean install...

    thank you
     
  5. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    Here's my results:

    LTE signal, three bars

    iPhone via cell network:

    20.33/13.55 (down/up)
    20.58/11.60
    22.53/11.73

    Avg: 21.15/12.30

    Mac via Instant Hotspot:

    20.53/6.59 (down/up)
    18.47/8.33
    23.00/5.23

    Avg: 20.67/6.72

    So for me, there is no appreciable difference in download speeds, although the hotspot upload speed is about half of what the phone itself can pull off the cellular network.
     
  6. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    .... are you sure your iPhone is NOT connected to WiFi?
     
  7. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like the link is actually bluetooth and not cable/wifi. Check your network settings to see if it is linked via bluetooth in addition to the other two and see which one has priority.
     
  8. robydiamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks to all!

    in this moment it's ok! speedtest is fantastic in wifi hotspot ... 49 Mbps D, 7 Mbps UP ...:eek:

    rob.
     
  9. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    How did you fix it?
     
  10. robydiamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    operation is intermittent, go for 5 minutes, then stops, detachment and reattachment the usb cable and the connection works perfectly.:confused::confused::confused:
     

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