iOS 4.3 Personal Hotspot USB vs Wifi Internet Speed Test

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bsolomonny, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. bsolomonny macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2007
    Hi all,
    I was curious if the internet speed was going to be affected depending on whether I tethered via USB or using iOS 4.3's wifi. I did some test and below are my results. Hope it is useful.

    Just a FYI the circumstances were exactly the same, and i am using a week old 15 inch Macbook Pro i5. I live in Taiwan and my iphone 4 is connected to Chunghua 3G. I used to conduct the speed test.

    Speed test results:
    wifi tethered:
    Ping: 57ms
    download: 3.02 Mbps
    upload: .3 Mbps

    USB Tethered:
    Ping: 61 ms
    download: 5.26 Mbps
    upload: .31

    Feel free to post your own speed test results.
  2. jweek macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011

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