LTE faster than Wi-Fi?

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  1. digitalove macrumors regular

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  2. ZeWarrior macrumors newbie

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    Well your wifi is pretty slow to be honest, can't really say if that's "normal" where you live because i'm not sure how fast the average internet connection is there, here in the US LTE is usually barely on par or slower than Wifi
     
  3. Baggio macrumors 6502

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    Depends on your home ISP's speed. You can purchase different speed levels.

    Looks like your home Internet is only 5 m/bits download.
     
  4. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure that the LTE speedtest results are faked. I've seen 50mpbs upload and download, but everything loads like it's less than 1mbps. All the network has to do is give you extra bandwidth whenever you're speedtesting.

    I have what is considered a fast home ISP in the US: 30mbps up, 30mbps down. Everything actually downloads at 30mbps.
     
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    Your WiFi is very slow, but I can't say if that's your internet. I have a 100/100mbit connection here in Denmark.

    Here is my LTE speeds:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    Is your cell data unlimited?

    Wifi does have some benefits, it uses less battery, lets you sync to your Apple TV/pc and is most likely unlimited.
     
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    If it's faster for you, then it's faster for you.

    Ask somebody who has a 50 mbit fiber Internet WIFI and he's give you a different answer.
     
  10. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    That depends on your Internet service and your WiFi router.

    Here are my results with (1) Verizon FiOS and an Asus RT-N66U WiFi router and (2) AT&T LTE.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    You wont really notice the difference when surfing. But thats really fast.


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  12. cynics macrumors G3

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    Even if your LTE is faster I still find wifi to be more consistent. Plus I use more data then I could ever afford on LTE. I'd gladly get rid of my wifi if I had unlimited LTE.
     
  13. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    I've noticed this too...
     
  14. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Your WiFi is fantastically slow...
     

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  15. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

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    Yours is way above any download speed I've seen in my area. 10mbps is the norm here. Are you on a school network?
     
  16. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Nope, home network. Comcast, and we pay for 50Mbps down and 10Mbps up, but they seem charitable.
     
  17. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    One may find that taking measurement at different time of the day yield different results and there is SUSTAINED speed.

    But really why does it matter other than bragging rights.
     
  18. iAndyPham macrumors newbie

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    Your wifi is a bit slow (ping is high too) tbh. I'm not sure about your LTE plan (like back in Singapore I had quite fast LTE but it comes at 2GB/month). If the plan is not unlimited I suggest you upgrade your home wifi...
     
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  20. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

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    For me my wifi connection is 50-60 download and 10-20 upload, I prefer to use wifi over LTE because when surfing on Internet on LTE my phone heats up alot faster
     
  21. Weiser878 macrumors regular

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    My LTE speeds are consistently faster than WiFi anywhere. I'm getting 40-50Mbps on AT&T LTE in Tuscaloosa, AL
     
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  23. Menel macrumors 603

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    You tested your internet connection, not your WIFI.

    Get back to us when you test your WIFI.

    Also. LTE is rated at 100mbps raw throughput? Is your WIFI rated higher?
     
  24. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Only you can answer that. Your speed is only going to be fast as the slowest link in the chain. Could be your internet connectivity. Could be your wireless network. Could just be the WiFi coverage in the particular location you used to test. You haven't provided nearly enough information for anyone to answer that question for you.
     

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