Is 35 Mbps download is an acceptable speed?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Racineur, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Racineur macrumors regular

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    Hello again. I now have a dual band Zyxel modem. When the IPad Air 2 connects to the 5ghz band, the speed sticks to 35 Mbps never below never over. Same speed when connected to 2.4 gaz ssid. What's the thing about "speeds up to 300 Mbps"?? Is there something I'm doing wrong? Saw vids on YouTube about this and all kinds of speeds are registered. Suggestions or tips? Thanks for helping.
     
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    That's internal transfer speed, not the speed of your internet connection. Your internet connection moves at 35Mbps which is a fraction of the 300Mbps that can be supported.
     
  4. kapp2 macrumors 6502

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    My router also support 300 at 2.4 ghz. and have 5ghz. Racineur, try change network channel :)
     
  5. ferjilo macrumors newbie

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    With my iPP, a 802.11n router and 300mb FTTH I get max 80mbps download, while with my iMac connected via Ethernet I'm getting 305mbps...
     
  6. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    300Mbps is if you are using multiple antennas. AFAIK, only the iPhone 6s is actually pushing more than 11MB/s over wireless networks at the moment (~100Mbps). But as with all networking things, your mileage will vary due to factors like walls, network routes, channel congestion, and the like. Without knowing details it is nearly impossible to tell you why you get what you do, it is something that requires investigation to know for sure.
     
  7. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    35mbps is your internet speed from your ISP. You'll only get 300mbps if you pay for that speed and if your ISP supports it.

    And yes, 35mbps is an acceptable speed. Enough to stream 1080p video or do anything else you'll want.
     
  8. Racineur thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello again and thanks so much for the info. I have an Internet 30 Mbit/s plan with my ISP. So it explains the 35mbps I get with my Air 2? OK then, there's nothing wrong. I think I understand now the relation between the two. BTW my ISP supports 200 Mbit/s but the plan is way too expensive. 125 $ CDN.
     
  9. kapp2 macrumors 6502

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    You could try activate 5ghz :) And yes, thats expensive :/
     
  10. Steve686 macrumors 68020

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    And also the speed between the device and, say, an apple time capsule connected wirelessly?
     
  11. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    We pay half that for our internet ($66 per month) and only get a FRACTION of that speed. 15mbps down, 1mbps up. I'm being scammed That's to be expected from TWC lol. Hate that company. But that's all that's available in my area. Oh there's also Verizon DSL. NO.
     
  12. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    I get 3 meg down and .30 up for $39. That's the high speed option!

    It's about the only downfall of living in the woods.
     
  13. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Dang well I guess I can count myself lucky. All aside though, Internet and mobile internet pricing is absolutely insane these days, and the way some customers are trapped with it is just.. Agh. I digress.

    Sorry, this quick little thread meant to answer this person's question is getting off topic thanks to me :/

    But yeah as others have said 300mbps is the fastest your iPad can go over wifi, but the actual speed you get depends on the service provider. In this case, you are getting 35mbps because that's what your ISP provides, not because anything is wrong with your device.
     
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    25-35 is what most broadband is. both fios and comcast are around these speeds by default unless you pay for a higher broadband package.
     
  15. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    Comcast has done some upgrades here in Seattle and we're now getting 60Mbps ("Performance" tier- the lowest). I see the same on my Air 2 as on my desktops at 2.4Ghz and 802.11n.
     
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  17. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    Fios around here goes up to 500Mbit... but the best thing about Fios is that it's symmetric... So that's 500 Mbit down AND up!

    I'm, personally signed up at 75 Mbit... and I actually get that in both directions. I work from home a lot... and when I'm working I can fully saturate that link in both directions.

    It is pretty expensive though. I pay about $75-$100 a month (it's hard to tell because it's bundled with my TV).

    Anyway. 35Mbit is good. You'll be able to do everything you want for normal home use...
     
  18. Racineur thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi guys and thanks a lot for your precious input. I'll stick to my 30 Mbit/s plan with my ISP. I played a lot with my iPad and it's growing on me. After this thread, 35Mbit is fast enough. No major waiting anywhere. Actually, Safari is quite fast. Flipboard and News360 are also very responsive. Last weekend, I got the chance to play a lot with a friend's Galxaxy Tab 2 (not the "S") and there is a lot of stutter when changing screen, scrolling. Sure the colors pop as crazy but there's something less that I can put the finger on with this Amoled screen compared to the iPad's. My friend noticed it too but neither could pinpoint the problem. And this Android Lollipop...Made a good move not to go for the Galaxy Tab S 2. I so much hesitated since the day I decided to upgrade from my 2013 8in Tab 3. Just a thought.
     
  19. Unami macrumors 6502a

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    afaik, the ipad air 2 is still the second fastest arm-tablet around after the ipad pro - it should be significantly faster than a s2 on the hardware level alone, plus it's software is more optimized to it's hardware, so that's another speedboost.
    only x86-tablets (e.g. microsoft surface) will be faster, and even then, you pay for that with less battery life, and a bigger footprint.
     

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