Wi-Fi Speeds Ridiculously Slow

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by LoneWolf121188, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone is connected to the 6mbps cable line we have at our house, but it's moving ridiculously slow. PCPitstop's bandwidth test reported well over 1mbps on my MBP, but on my iPhone it reported only 124kbps! What's going on here?
     
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Is the MBP running N wireless? The iPhone is just b/g which is plenty fine - but even still you will NOT get speeds of the MBP. The iPhone has a rather limited radio. The range is not as good for one thing. I have no problem with the speed, I don't expect it to be amazingly fast.

    So for the best speed, stay close to the base station or adjust its setting (muti-cast range) to help. But I would not expect too much.
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

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    im on a 10mbit line but my iPhone does about 2-3mb/s downloads on average.

    10 feet away from the base station, linksys wrt54g :)
     
  4. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    I noticed that if I've got one or two other computers on and running at the same time that for WiFi on my iPhone I get only one or maybe two bars. If no other computer is on the iPhone gets excellent (all bars) reception of my wireless network.
     
  5. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, looks like it was a range issue. I forgot I was running 802.11n on my MBP.

    What exactly is multi-cast?
     
  6. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Multicast:

    #9. Multicast Rate:the multicast rate is the rate by which your Base Station sends a single message to a select group of computers on your network. In simple terms, if you use a lot of streaming content, you're better off setting a higher multicast rate to improve streaming performance but this has the effect of reducing the effective range of your network. If your usage patterns doesn't require high loads on your WiFi network but instead longer range, lowering the muti cast rate extends your WiFi coverage.


    In short, the higher the multi-cast setting (under wireless options in the airport base station management software) the lesser the range f the network but the better the performance, especially under streaming situations.
     

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