Wifi download speed extremely slow on 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dmx, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. dmx macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Weird problem here,

    Using the speedtest.net app, my download speed on my iPhone (home wifi) is about 250- 400 KBPS, while the upload is about 2 mbps. On my laptop (wifi as well), download speeds are about 4 mbps and uploads about 2 mbps.

    The reason I'm asking is because the quality of the streaming games from the MLB at bat app is does not seem as good as It should be / as good as I've seen in screen shots.

    Any ideas on why download speed on the iPhone is so slow?
  2. josielinnea macrumors regular


    Dec 15, 2007
    Have you eliminated all other things that might take up your bandwidth?
    - Your laptop/computer is not downloading anything
    - You have a password on your WIFI-connection to make sure noone ELSE is downloading from your connection
    - You are not far away from the router? Your laptop might have a stronger WiFi-chip (I don't know) and get better reception if you're behind a wall or far away...?
  3. Bag302 macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2009
    Did you figure out a fix for this? My 3Gs is terrible on wifi.

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