Wifi download speed extremely slow on 3GS

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

  1. dmx macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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

    josielinnea

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    Stockholm
    #2
    Have you eliminated all other things that might take up your bandwidth?
    I.E:
    - 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

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

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