iPad Wifi on the iPad air is crazy fast

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  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    OMG like seriously this thing is jamming almost feels like my new iMac :eek:
     
  2. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    I noticed the same. Streaming YouTube videos is not leggy anymore.
     
  3. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Noticed this at my office and especially at home. Much faster on wifi than my previous iPad.
     
  4. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Not only fast but here it has a much better range.
    Areas where the 4 struggled to get a signal the Air connects with no issues.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Unless you are on Google fiber (or other high speed provider) you may be experiencing some placebo. I just measured 45.31/10.81Mbps on my iPad 2 and 57.15/10.6Mbps on my Air (about 15' from my Extreme AC). Both are WAY behind what's needed for any smooth video playback and are at the top end of my 50Mbps connection.

    As OSMac points out range is likely the BIGGEST benefit.
     
  6. Vodka macrumors regular

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    tried to stream the same youtube video on ipad mini and ipad air at store
    difference is huge
     
  7. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    yeah, you have to go to other sights for leggy videos:p;):D

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    which, of course, is not the same thing as placebo.
     
  8. Rhyalus macrumors 6502

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    Is the hardware not capable of faster speeds?

    If I go to speedtest.net, I get much faster results from my MBP. What is it about the hardware that limits the tablets? Isn't it possible to fit the proper hardware in these things?

    R
     
  9. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    This is such great news. I could barely hold reception on my Mini when in my room, and it made it unusable for most of the time.
     
  10. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    Wifi on the iPad air is crazy fast

    It feels just as fast as my iPhone 5... nothing impressive.
     
  11. scupking macrumors 6502a

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    Yup much better wifi range and speed over the mini and all the other iPads.
     
  12. Eric5964 macrumors regular

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    Huh?
     
  13. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    Huh what?
     
  14. Speedy Gonzalez macrumors regular

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    can someone with 150Mbps internet service and 5ghz router run speedtest ?
     
  15. patseguin macrumors 65816

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  16. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Yep. So much faster than my 3rg gen iPad. Love it. Actually love everything about my Air so far! Not letting the killjoys ruin my fun. :D
     
  17. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    My speed tests show speed identical to my iPad 4. Speed tests done by others online show the same thing.

    I do notice that everything feels faster. I believe it is just the impression I get from Safari rendering pages a little faster. The MIMO may also be enabling a few milliseconds faster latency, which helps with DNS and HTTP requests.
     
  18. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

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    There is an app called 'Speedy Net' for $1.99 OSX and $.99 on iOS. If you have another Mac you can install $3 worth of apps and test your local network instead of your internet pipe.
     
  19. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Smooth video playback of what? Netflix tops out at 8Mbps, iirc. Granted, that's likely not stable enough for streaming full quality Blu-ray.
     
  20. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 100 Mbit/s fiber optic internet connection. I don't know why you guys say 50 Megabit per second are not enough for smooth HD video playback?

    On my iMac I get all the 100 Mbit/s but on my MacBook Air, iPad 2 and iPhone 5s I only get 20-30 Mbit/s. I have a WiFi router and a repeater device and the iMac is connected to the repeater device (so 100 Mbit/s over WiFi is possible) but why don't any devices get even CLOSE to this? Anyone doing an iPad Air speed test on 802.11n with a fiber optic internet? I am excited to get mine in a week or two but this concerns me. ;)
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    Was responding to the poster who said YouTube was smoother (which HD YouTube is probably <4Mbps) because of the new WiFi. Also BD's max data rate spec is 48Mbps and usually averages in the low to mid 30Mbps (it's VBR).

    So in theory a 50Mbps connection could stream up to 10 YouTube HD videos simultaneously to an iPad 2 without stuttering.
     
  22. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    I have Verizon FIOS 150Mbps service.

    With the iPad 3, I got a max of 35-40Mbps.

    With the iPad Air, I am seeing 148-152Mbps.

    Web browsing is dramatically faster. Most sites load instantly.
     
  23. Julien macrumors G3

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    Now THIS meets (this year anyway) definition of "crazy fast".
     
  24. gotluck macrumors 603

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    wow :eek:
     
  25. JGWolven macrumors regular

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    I am getting 30 up, 15 down from my garage with my air. My iPad 2 and 3 could not watch YouTube videos without processing every 10 seconds.
     

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