iPhone vs imac wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    Is it normal for my iMac wifi to speed test quicker than my iPhone 6s Plus? We have 300 Mbps...and sitting next to each other the Mac can pull down 300 via wifi and my iPhone like 30-60... And iPads seem similar.
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    The wifi radios in the phone and Imac are different so it could be the reason. My phones be it android or ios get around 40 mbps along with my laptops be it a windows Pc or Macbook. My ps4 and xbox one only gets around 25-30
  3. rugmankc macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2014
    Mine run very close to each other. But, only have a 50 Mbps. Must be nice to have 300, not even available here. :(
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    My home wifi tests at 65-70 Mbps whereas iPhone wifi tests are only 30 Mbps. So I think yes it's normal. Been wondering myself lately too.
  5. Cordorb macrumors regular

    May 8, 2010
    you sure you don't have Ethernet and WiFI both connected on the iMac or the iPhone is on the 2.4 G and not the 5 G
    Sometimes people forget to give then different names
  6. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    Totally sure. We don't have any Ethernet on the iMac. We just have our AirPort Extreme router. How or what do you give different names? They are both logged into the same network name on the Airport...the latest generation airport I purchased last week.
  7. se1000 macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2014
    LA, CA
    Make sure you're on the 5Ghz network, as a previous poster said, sometimes routers name the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz networks the same, sometimes they name them separately. Otherwise, there are a lot of factors that go into WiFi speeds such as the quality of antennas, and how many antennas there are. Typically laptops and desktops will have a 2x2 or 3x3 configuration. The iPhone 6s has 2x2 antennas, but obviously, there are a lot more tradeoffs that go into the antenna design in an iPhone vs something as large as an iMac.

    If you are on a 5Ghz WiFi network (802.11ac) and get good reception, you should be able to speed test at near 300Mbps
  8. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    I pay for 250d/100u and get 320d/120u on my iMac for some reason. And 250d/120u on my iPhone 6. Check your router settings or maybe reset network settings on your iOS devices.

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