Speedtest Mobile

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JamesM, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. JamesM macrumors regular

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    Just had my broadband upgraded and was testing it this morning, using the mobile app with my iPhone connected to the wireless the speeds were slow. I then tried the website on my MBP going to the same servers and it was much faster.

    Anybody else found this?
     
  2. Ingster macrumors 6502

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    quite often i find this, check the ping also, the iphone always has a longer ping duration than my mac
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you try rebooting your router.
    I found that if connection speeds start suffering, I reboot the router and that seems to correct the issue. I'm running an apple time capsule btw.
     
  4. oakie macrumors 6502

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    how fast is the wifi connection you're on (b/g/n) and how clear is the signal?

    that'll have more of an effect on your throughput than anything.
     
  5. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    I think it has more to do with the capabilities of the device itself. The reason I say this is that when tethering my MBP or my iPad to my iPhone 4 I can run speedtests and consistently get much faster (not just marginal) results from the MBP and iPad than with the iPhone 4 that it's being tethered through. In one case I recall that I was only getting 2.3 down from the iPhone and 4.5 down from my MBP that was being tethered through the iPhone 4 that only got 2.3 down a moment earlier.
     
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Speedtest mobile app appears "broken" in iOS 4.3. It hasn't worked for me (it would appear to work but not run"

    I just finally deleted the app and will reinstall once they get the fix in.
     
  7. oakie macrumors 6502

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    works just fine for me. [​IMG]
     
  8. big samm macrumors 65816

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    Have no problem with the app and it shows almost the same results on my ipad, macbbok pro ir my iphone 4...
     
  9. JamesM thread starter macrumors regular

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    Both devices are connected on N and sat 5 feet away from the router, the iPhone was reporting roughly 15Mbps and the laptop 37Mbps.
     
  10. jmgregory1 macrumors 65816

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    Speedtest stopped working for me - would show a spike in speed, then go to zero for the majority of the test. I knew I wasn't having wifi issues - so I deleted the app and tried a different one - the FCC test app, and it shows exactly the same results that my mbp was getting. Clearly there are some issues with speedtest.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You're not gonna get 37 with the iPhone speed test.
    Even though it will still be fast I don't think those speed test apps on the iPhone are made to test that high connections.
    Nothing to worry about.
     

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