iPad What's better about iPad 4 WiFi?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kalt, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. kalt macrumors regular

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    Can someone please explain how the WiFi in the iPad 4 is faster than the iPad 3?

    Apple says the iPad 4 is dual band. But the iPad 2 and 3 were dual band, they worked on both my 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz band WiFi SSIDs. So what exactly is new with the iPad 4 WiFi? It sounds like you can use both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz channels at once. But no, I can only connect to one at a time. Unless I'm doing something wrong or don't have my router set up correctly. Can someone clue me in here please?

    Thanks
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Depending on the speed of your Internet, I believe the new iPad supports up to around 90mbps whereas the previous gen could only do up to around 40mbps.
     
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  5. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    What he said.

    Note these rates (150Mbps and 65Mbps) include overhead. Usable throughput is 35-40% less.

    The iPad 5 maxes at around 90Mbps usable like the iPhone 5, but it is able to achieve that performance in many more environments because of its larger antennas. The iPad maxed out around 40Mbps.
     
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