LTE faster than Wi-Fi?


ZeWarrior

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Oct 5, 2012
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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
 

Baggio

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Oct 18, 2012
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i did a test with the app speedtest and I'm kinda surprised of the results: LTE appears to be faster than my Wi-Fi at home (full signal).

Is that normal? Do you suggest me to turn off Wi-Fi so and have LTE all the time to have a faster internet?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/40ri97zt6imk9r4/Wi-Fi.PNG
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fc7b7z2ah4b31jl/LTE.PNG
Depends on your home ISP's speed. You can purchase different speed levels.

Looks like your home Internet is only 5 m/bits download.
 

donutbagel

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Jun 9, 2013
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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.
 

jafingi

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Apr 3, 2009
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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:

 

KoukiFC3S

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Jul 4, 2010
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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.
 

KenAFSPC

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Sep 12, 2012
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Is that normal? Do you suggest me to turn off Wi-Fi so and have LTE all the time to have a faster internet?
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.

 

Zmanbaseball2

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Aug 24, 2012
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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.

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


Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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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.
 

Radiating

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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.
I've noticed this too...
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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Even if your LTE is faster I still find wifi to be more consistent. .
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.
 

iAndyPham

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Jun 13, 2013
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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...
 

ross1998

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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
 

Weiser878

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Sep 9, 2009
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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
 

Jordan921

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Menel

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i did a test with the app speedtest and I'm kinda surprised of the results: LTE appears to be faster than my Wi-Fi at home (full signal).

Is that normal? Do you suggest me to turn off Wi-Fi so and have LTE all the time to have a faster internet?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/40ri97zt6imk9r4/Wi-Fi.PNG
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fc7b7z2ah4b31jl/LTE.PNG
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?
 

takeshi74

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Feb 9, 2011
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Is that normal?
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.