Question about your home network.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hcho3, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    What are your current service providers at home? How much you all pay a month for internet and who are you all with? Comcast, Verizon Fios, DSL, DIAL UPS?

    I am asking this because I feel that my iPad wi-fi is slow.

    I get this speed, but my wi-fi iPad seems to be still below average speed.

    17MB down


    15MB upload..

    I pay 55 dollars a month to Verizon Fios.
  2. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    i have 10 megabit down and 1.5 megabit up, cable connection. BrightHouse issued cable modem --> Linksys WRT600N brooadcasting N only with DDWRT. I also have a WRT54GL which broadcasts G for legacy support.

    I connect to the 5ghz radio on the 600n.

    I have done some research and the iPad will only connect at 65mbps, even on a 40mhz channel.

    Make sure your wireless network is configured properly. What are your settings?

    I am able to max out my internet connection with BitTorrent. Using the speedtest app for the ipad, I average 8mbps, but have seen as high as 9 and recently as low as 4.5.
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Shaw cable. 15mbps down, 1mbps up, $30/month. Netgear WRN3500L running Tomato as the router and AEBS n-only in bridge mode as the AP.
  4. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    whoa. 30/mo for a 15mbps connection! I envy you.

    edit: ooh i guess i get the shaft cause i'm in the US.
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Not really. It's only $30 because I threatened to leave them at a time when they were having lots of defections to rivals. Normally it's close to $50.
  6. eq2675 macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    I feel like I am in the dark ages with my specs.

    $45 per month, Earthlink DSL, 6 MB / 512 KB, Linksys WRT54GL running ToFu 13c

    Backup DSL is AT&T, $15 per month, 768 KB / 128 KB. Westell router / modem.

    Metro Atlanta, GA, USA
  7. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Time Warner Cable/Road Runner Turbo, $45/mo, it's supposed to be 15Mbps, but I average anywhere between 20-25 or so down and 1Mbps up. Hooked up to my AEBS I just got 28 last night :)

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  8. Sterrell macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2010
    Check it out.

    I use the 3G connection from my motoroloa droid, tethered to my iMac through pdanet. I then use the Internet sharing feature in osx.

    Boom, free wifi in my apartment for my iPad.
  9. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    hm. our business class connection doesn't feel so businesslike anymore. :p
  10. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    Suddenlink Cable, 10 MB down, 1 MB up, $20/mo. I'm running a Time Capsule at 2.4Ghz (stupid iPhone).

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