iPhone 4 miserably slow wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Menel, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Menel Suspended

    Menel

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    Friend and his wife just got new Verizon iPhone 4 8GB's. Both phones are only pulling 0.2 - 0.3 mbps speedtest.

    My old ATT 16GB phone is pulling 5.

    Brand new out of box, just connected, why do both new phones perform like crap?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Are you sure they're actually in the WiFi network? That sounds like a crappy 3G connection to me.
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    This. Speeds seem really crappy for wifi
     
  4. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, both iPhone 4 variants use identical WiFi chips - the workhorse Broadcom BCM4329. Only the Antenna design differs, but in favor of the CDMA variant (adds antenna diversity - though may be heavily marginalized if at the edge of wifi reception to begin with).
     
  5. Menel thread starter Suspended

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    Yes we know, thats the point of the thread :(
    WPA2 credentials entered, and wifi reception icon in top corner. Pretty sure they were on wifi.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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    Speed test will show I different icon for wifi vs 3G. Might help you verify which is being used.

    I have fios and I thought there was an issue too until I used an android phone to verify they were both slow. On Comcast I get around 20mb down 5 up. Best I got on fios was 14 down and surprisingly 18 up but it's usually around 5 down.
     
  7. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    Mine's pulling 11Mb/s down and 2Mb/s up. I suspect there's bugger all wrong with your iPhone 4, and lots wrong with your router.
     
  8. pilot1226 macrumors 6502a

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    Try restarting your router. Try accessing another Wifi hotspot. See if the results change.
     

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