only 6 Mb/sec

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DotCom2, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    Why do I only get 6 Mb/second download on my 3G according to Speedtest.net? My desktop gets 20Mb/sec.
    I have Verizon Fios.
    :confused::confused::eek:
     
  2. rutiger macrumors regular

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    i noticed my 3gs does a lot better than my 3g did. 3g would never go much above 6-8 mb whereas the 3gs seems to max out my internet connection which is 20 mb. haven't looked any further into how each device is associating to the ap, but i'm curious if the 3g is connecting at b and the 3gs as g?
     
  3. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hmmmmm interesting.
    Another reason for me to get the 3GS I would suppose.
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Because although the iPhone is connecting with Wireless G technology, it is not capable of the full 54 Mbps. Most small devices have the same problem, including the Nintendo DS and DSi. It is usually due to hardware limitations.

    TEG
     
  5. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So does the 3GS have better hardware for this then?
     
  6. scariaga macrumors regular

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    yes
     
  7. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ok
    thank you
     
  8. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    This comparison is between the iphone 3g (right) and 3gs (left). I can see that the 3G speed is higher with the 3gs, but they both use the same wireless hardware. So i don't think you will notice a significant difference if you buy 3gS
     

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  9. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Is your desktop on wifi or wired connection?
    Does it have Wireless N or G card?
     
  10. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My desktop is hard wired.
    No wireless card at all.
     
  11. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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  12. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Could be the physical limitations of the iphones ram/nand? memory.

    The iphone uses nand flash right?
     
  13. t-oliveira macrumors newbie

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    The iPhone is only capable of a max of 7.2mbps , usually you get 6mbps .
     
  14. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    That's for 3g access. I think they're talking wifi here.
     
  15. pinwanger macrumors member

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    Huh? i just ran speedtest.net with my iphone 3GS and i got 13.5 Mbps down and 1.98 Mbps up
     

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