Slow WiFi

VOLS34

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If you have 2.4 at that speed what does it matter? No offense but its probably something you're doing wrong. My 2.4 & 5 get the exact same speeds. I used the 5 just to try it but went back to my 2.4 just because its what I always used. I doubt that most public wifi operates at 5ghz.
 

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If you have 2.4 at that speed what does it matter? No offense but its probably something you're doing wrong. My 2.4 & 5 get the exact same speeds. I used the 5 just to try it but went back to my 2.4 just because its what I always used.

No offense but do you not read?

I gave you an example above as to why it "matters"
 

llrickman

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Ok you wanna talk about slow wifi? Your all welcome to come to my inlaws house ( where I happen to be staying till my house in Texas sells )

When I have to do a restore on a phone and it downloads the iOS sometimes I will take 3 hrs

Restoring pics and apps from iCloud on my wife's 5 took part if two days.

I went from high speed in to
To this
by the way this was done on my 4s

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Ok you wanna talk about slow wifi? Your all welcome to come to my inlaws house ( where I happen to be staying till my house in Texas sells )

When I have to do a restore on a phone and it downloads the iOS sometimes I will take 3 hrs

Restoring pics and apps from iCloud on my wife's 5 took part if two days.

I went from high speed in to
To this


Sent from my iPhone using iCafe app
My speeds are worse.. See my post above..
 

Lephelps78

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My home WiFi speeds are crap and I have a 10GB line..

The photo that has the first download speed of 1.28Mbps is on a 2.4Ghz line.

The photo that has the first download speed of 1.07Mbps is on a 5Ghz line.

They have NEVER been this slow on previous iPhones..
Did you actually turn off the 5GHZ setting and apply the settings? That looks like it is still running on 5GHZ to me. I may be wrong, but that looks really slow!
 

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Did you actually turn off the 5GHZ setting and apply the settings? That looks like it is still running on 5GHZ to me. I may be wrong, but that looks really slow!
How do you turn it off? I am using the Apple Airport Express in my home office.. That's where the 5Ghz is coming through. The 2.4Ghz come through the main DSL router in the living room.. In the past, I have had MUCH faster speeds..
 

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How do you turn it off? I am using the Apple Airport Express in my home office.. That's where the 5Ghz is coming through. The 2.4Ghz come through the main DSL router in the living room.. In the past, I have had MUCH faster speeds..
You have to go into the airport settings. I have never owned one so i am not sure how to get in there. Sorry i cant help you there. BUT i bet money those slow speeds are because of the 5GHZ from that Apple airport.
 

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I hope this helps clear this discussion up:

Wireless computer network equipment typically uses radio signals in either a 2.4 GHz range or a 5 GHz range.

The GHz range of a wireless radio is only partially related to the speed of a wireless network. For example, 802.11a wireless operates at 5GHz and 802.11g at 2.4GHz, but both support the same maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. However, newer 802.11n routers have the capability of simultaneous dual-band operation on both 5GHz and 2.4GHz ranges, allowing clients to connect on different bands for more flexibility and less interference. 802.11ac expands on that, running entirely in the 5GHz band.

Advantages of 5GHz:
The 5GHz band is less likely to be congested. The 2.4GHz frequency range is much more prone to interference, as it is commonly used by other wireless networks in the area, as well as cordless phones, garage door openers and other home appliances and consumer products. The 5GHz band can also offer much higher throughput (using the right technology) with the same channel width.

Disadvantages of 5GHz:
In general, the higher the frequency of a wireless signal, the shorter its range. Thus, 2.4GHz networks cover a substantially larger range than 5GHz wireless networks. In particular, the higher frequency wireless signals of 5GHz networks do not penetrate solid objects nearly as well as 2.4GHz signals, limiting their reach inside homes. Recent 802.11ac devices may be able to mitigate some of this disatvantage by using beamforming.

The Bottom Line:
5GHz and 2.4GHz are simply different frequencies, each with its advantages and disadvantages. To get the best of both worlds, some recent routers have the capability for dual-band operation in both ranges simultaneously. 5GHz offers higher throughput at a shorter distance, while 2.4GHz offers increased coverage and higher solid object penetration.
Note: When choosing the band for your router, it is also important to consider the capabilities of your wireless clients. Most current laptops and other mobile wireless devices work in the 2.4GHz band, while media streaming devices have increasingly better adoption in the 5GHz band. The migration to wider adoption of 5GHz will probably continue with the shift to the higher throughput 802.11ac.
 

VOLS34

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My cable Internet gets less than 5mbps & it's more than enough for online gaming with ps3, streaming Netflix on whatever, running multiple iPhones, & iPods. Some people love overkill. I get about 1mbps at work on my phone & it's plenty.