Slow WiFi on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Sub-o, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Sub-o macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys, I need some advice. Our 16GB WiFi iPad, bought from Apple as a refurb, is just REALLY slow at downloading over our WiFi connection. It's not balzingly fast, 2MB down. But reliable and unconjested. Our router is a "g" class, not "n". Last night my wife was trying to watch a You Tube video posted on Facebook. It was taking ages. So I handed her my MacBook and she was able to watch it straight away. This problem has been persisting since we purchased it, but last night REALLY brought home that this was a problem. Any help?
     
  2. samywamy10 macrumors regular

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    I have had the same problem with my iPhone 4 and iPod Touch (2nd gen).
     
  3. Sub-o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone isn't incredibly fast on our router, but seems a lot faster on our work "n" router. That's why I was wondering was this the issue.
     
  4. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    while you may have some slower wi-fi issues, it's really not uncommon for YouTube to be ridiculously slow on the iPad.

    Try the same video from m.youtube.com through safari and see if there is a difference in speed between it and the youtube app.
     
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Speedtest.net app on my ipad1 shows download rates at about ~95% of my internet provider's stated max up/down speeds.

    On the campus wifi (grad program) I've seen as high as 22Mbps down, 12.99Mbps up using the same app.

    Check that your router's firmware is up to date; I've seen reports of that causing issues.
     
  6. Wozza2010 macrumors member

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    Upgrade to 4.3.

    4.2.1 had a wifi bug for many people.
     
  7. Sub-o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hopefully, iOS 4.3 will do the trick. My iPhone is updated, I'm REALLY enjoying the Personal Hotspot. Especially as my carrier doesn't charge anything extra and has included unlimited data as a freebie! My router's firmware is up to date, so here's hoping 4.3 is the answer.......
    I'll try it later as the iPad is away for the day!
     
  8. Wozza2010 macrumors member

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    4.3 will sort your iPad out.

    Compared to 4.2.1 wifi speed is like night and day.
     
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  10. Sub-o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, first try suggests 4.3 has done the trick. Side by side comparison vs MacBook Pro on embedded YouTube in Facebook looks good. Just as quick.
     
  11. bigcabdaddy macrumors newbie

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    I'd love it if I were getting 2Mps down! Heck, I'd be thrilled with the 1Mps I was getting at Starbucks. As it is, I only average around 600Kbps at home making all streaming nigh impossible. And yes, I've checked firmware, done resets, etc. Curiously, my up speed is very fast... Like 2-4Mbps. Does that help shed any light?
     

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