[Q]Why is Personal Hotspot so slow?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Senton, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Senton macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2012
    I have a new iPhone 4S and I'm a student. I live in a student campus and we have Wireless internet as access point. I'm using a desktop PC without a wireless card. So, I tried to use my iPhone as a modem to get internet. It's acrually works but it's so so slow. It stucks at loading page on Firefox and almost no oimages are displayed.

    This is not from the internet. Right now I'm using my other smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy SII and the internet works as it should.

    What should I do to be able to use my iPhone instead.

    I run the latest iOS, itunes, drivers for the PC and I have Windows 7 SP1 x64 everything is very latest.

    Any tips?

    Thanks in advance
    iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    If it can't load images that does sound slow.

    Which country and carrier (network) are you using?
  3. techguy20 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2010
    Also, is your connection on "E" (EDGE) or "3G"?
  4. andyprit macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I get up to ~7meg tethering to my iphone 4S, so this does seem odd. Then again, I live right by the 3G mast :) I'd like to reiterate the questions above.
  5. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Free bump.

    I have the same issue. I just gave up and use an android tablet. Even if my iPhone is getting 3 mb down the device will only get like .3 mb down.

    If I turn on my 4g tablet on wifi hotspot I'll get this


    This is still odd because the tablet will be getting a constant 30 mb down but at least this works.

    I don't know why my iPhone doesn't broadcast more bandwidth.

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