Wifi is very weak

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Powerguru, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Powerguru macrumors newbie

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    Ok. I used speedtest.net app both on iPhone 3GS and the new iPad. I clearly see the difference.

    iPad download speed is 1.83 megabits/sec whereas
    iPhone 3GS download speed is 14.77 megabits/sec

    Upload speed seems comparable.

    Also iPad uses 802.11 n and iphone 3GS uses 802.11 g. I do have a N router.

    Anyone with same issues?????

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  2. msduncan macrumors 6502

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    Kinda strange. What wireless protocol are you using?

    I found it to be very quick.
     
  3. fid macrumors newbie

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    All this tells me is your 'G' mode (on the router) is doing well. Does your router support both radios freqs at the same time or are they seperate? I don't know much about the iPad, can you tell if set for any mode, G or just N?
     
  4. Ganesha macrumors regular

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    My own observation: i've found my iPad to be much faster at 2.4 GHz than 5.0 GHz.
     
  5. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    I find it to be very quick; with adequate signal. I've bought another router that I'm going to set up as a secondary broadcasting source (in my room), so that I will have max WiFi speed upstairs as well as downstairs.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    interesting about the 2.4ghz vs 5ghz, very interesting.

    maybe the speedtest.net app isnt emulating properly on the new ipad. i would try a more direct route (download a file from a server).
     
  7. mdgolom macrumors 6502

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    Not sure about pure speed, but my iPad's wifi is so much faster then my iPhone 3G. Watching streaming video is fine as well. My sister went to an Apple store yesterday to play with one and commented that the video was choppy. I'm guessing it's more of the stores wifi being overloaded than the performance of the iPad.
     
  8. Powerguru thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am returning mine soon. On phone with Apple support. Doing a complete restore from the web. will post the result.
     
  9. Logos327 macrumors 6502

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    My iPad is also much faster than my iPhone. That being said, my router is broadcasting both G and N.
     
  10. Powerguru thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Restoring to factory settings did not help. I am going back to bestbuy and returning mine for a new one. Feels bad. Excellent product otherwise. Apple support guys were very patient.

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  11. Epicurus macrumors 6502

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    I have an 802.11n capable AirPort base station, hooked into a cable modem. Testing my three iPhone OS devices at the same point in my house, and averaging over three trials:

    my old 8GB original iPhone:
    download: 3068 Kb/s avg, 3407 Kb/s max
    upload: 1158 Kb/s avg, 1172 Kb/s max
    latency: 84 ms​

    my 32GB iPhone 3GS:
    download: 9521 Kb/s avg, 9897 Kb/s max
    upload: 1303 Kb/s avg, 1334 Kb/s max
    latency: 42 ms​

    my new 64GB iPad WiFi
    download: 11891 Kb/s avg, 12642 Kb/s max
    upload: 1516 Kb/s avg, 1599 Kb/s max
    latency: 32ms​
     
  12. Powerguru thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone tried connecting to another wifi Network (Like Barnes and Noble, Starbucks or Borders) to rule out the router issue. I cannot right now. But that would be interesting. I tried to change the modem to N only mode. Did not help at all. Still the issue of extremely low speed still exists.
     
  13. Powerguru thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok i made my router into "G only mode" and now the speed is amazing. I get 20 mbits/sec compared to 1.5 mbits that i was getting in the morning. Hope this helps atleast for a while. I have router wrt160N linksys.

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  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    how odd. have you tried testing in 802/11n 5ghz mode only?
     
  15. finnwegian macrumors newbie

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    This is exactly what i want to do. What do i need to buy to do this?
     
  16. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure they are both using the same dns server in the speedtest app or through the website. I have noticed that the app picks a different one as default than the website. It may happen between devices as well.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    you will want routers that are WDS compatible :) WGTR614 v10 are WDS compatible i think, ~$50 each.
     

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