iPhone MUCH slower over wifi than laptop. is my phone broken?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by btownguy, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    using iPhone 3GS, 32Gb
    using Linksys WRT54G router
    using wireless G
    using WPA-PSK security
    my home Internet connection is AT&T FastAccess 3.0 Mbps

    If I go to speedtest.net from my wireless laptop, I get 2.8 Mbps down.
    If I use the speedtest.net iPhone app over wifi, I get 0.6 Mbps down.

    This is consistent. My wifi speed is slower than my 3G speed. Is there something wrong with my iPhone?
  2. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Los Angeles
  3. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    you do realize that just because your phone has wifi, it doesn't mean it will be on the speed as a laptop right? Wifi speed consists of other things like latency which will always be high on a phone. a wired connection > laptop wireless > 3G data card > cellphone.

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