iPad Ipad 4 on 5GHz connection

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dazz87, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    Sep 24, 2007
    Just purchased and installed the Asus RT-N66U. My download speed is pretty amazing. On speedtest.net app on 5GHz I am getting an ave of 65-75Mbps down / 6.38Mbps. Up...:) On 2.4GHz I am getting 25-35Mbps down / up is 6Mbps. How the hell is it coming in at over 65Mbps, when my internet plan with Charter is 30Mbps down / 6Mbps up. :confused:.

    On my server(wired with gigabit connection) Im getting 45-50Mbps.... How is the ipad wireless faster then a wired connection??? Or is Speedtest.net not accurate? On the Asus admin page I could not location the true speed of the ipad running on 5GHz. Anyone else noticed a faster connection on 5GHz compare to 2.4GHz on their new ipad?
  2. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    I getting the same numbers for download speed. My connection is 45 down/4 up. On my ipad I'm getting 60-70 down/ 4 up.
  3. DonnieZ macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Cable ISPs for the past few years have been using some kind of speed boosting traffic shaping. Comcast calls it powerboost, I'm sure other ISPs have a name for it.

    Basically the first few megabytes of a download are not throttled to the subscribed rate, it's much higher then tapers back down to the subscribed rate after a few seconds. Think of it as a burst of speed at the beginning of a down,lad.

    They say it helps with downloads, which it does (somewhat, depending on the size of the download) but mostly I think it's to get huge speed numbers on sites like speedtest.net and such, of which the entire download will probably last the length of the speed burst.

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