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

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

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  3. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    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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