Why is my iPad so slow?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bouldermac, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. bouldermac macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    My iPad is taking forever to load pages/data. (forever is a relative term)

    I have the wifi model.

    I've got a cable broadband with a 20MB+ connection.

    I've been running Speedtest.net on both my iPad and my Mac Book Pro.

    iPad usually comes in between 5MB-10MB download.

    MacBook comes in over 20MB everytime.

    I'm using the Global Speed Test on MacBook and the app for the iPad.

    Using TimeCapsule for wireless.

    Any idea why this could be happening?

  2. mrathee macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2010

    I remember a lot of people having issues because their wireless router wasn't set to WPA security. Check that.

    (Think it was WPA. either way, if you ARE set to WPA and currently have issues, switch to WEP and see if it changes)
  3. bouldermac thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010

    I'm pretty sure it is set to WPA, but maybe I'll mess around with it and see if another setting speeds things up.

    It's pissing me off because I can't even stream a YouTube video without it stalling....
  4. BrennerM macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Pretty sure the Youtube issue has nothing to do with your speed, see http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=975419

    Even at 5 Mbps Youtube should work just fine but for some reason the Youtube app on the iPad has some sort of issue. Try m.youtube.com to see if it works better, or check the thread I linked for other ideas (like changing DNS servers)

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