iPad iPad air 2 wifi performance question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TorontoSS, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. TorontoSS macrumors 6502

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    Is the iPad Air 2 wifi performance only better if you have AC wifi or is it also better if you have an "n" compatible router/wifi?
     
  2. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    I wish there was a way to tell if it was on ac or n.
     
  3. OldMacUser macrumors member

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    Your use case scenario may be different, but I don't find any major difference in speed between 802.11ac and 802.11n when using the iPad Air 2 as a media consumption device.

    Ditto.

    Anyway, I can safely say that the iPad Air 2 and the iPhone 6 Plus makes *FULL* use of my internet bandwidth (see screenshots) which is a 100Mbps cable connection :D ... pity my cable's max upload speeds are a bit weak-sauce though.

    Overall, the iPad Air 2 is extremely speedy for example, I just did an update of 4 apps totalling about 185MB and they were downloaded, installed and ready to be used in less than 15 seconds total.
     

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  4. lenard macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can. It you are connect to a router that only supports "n" you are on "n", if on a router that supports "ac"' will be on "ac"
     
  5. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    It must've taken you a while to upload those images :p

    Verizon recently started matching upload speeds with download.
     

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  6. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    My router only has an n + ac or legacy option. No way to really tell that way.
     
  7. TorontoSS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, good to know about the speed - will try it out tonight...
     

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