WiFi speed comparison thread

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psylichon

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I've been doing some troubleshooting with my home wifi network lately, and I came to realize that we've never had a thread here comparing wifi speeds on various devices, despite numerous GSM/data speed comparisons. I'm trying to figure out why my iPhone 4 is so much faster on some networks than others (specifically Apple Airports) even with routers having the same capabilities.

So I'm curious what others are getting. For the sake of consistency, please follow this format:

1. iOS device
2. Maximum Download/Upload speed in Megabits Per Second (Mbps) obtained using the speedtest.net app
3. Maximum internet bandwidth from your home internet provider in Mbps
4. Model of router

If you don't know the last two don't worry about it, but it can be helpful in troubleshooting so provide them if you can. So for my devices it goes like this:

1. iPhone 4
2. 13/4
3. 25/5
4. Cisco E1000

and

1. iPad 3rd gen
2. 25/5
3. 25/5
4. Cisco E1000

I've gotten higher on the iPhone at work, but for the purposes of this thread, I'll stick to my home speeds. So... anyone care to contribute?
 

RoofMonkey

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#2
1: iPhone 4s
23.85
25.06

2: iPad 3
25.22
18.69

Verizon Fios
35/35
Westell ultra line series 3

I have done any tweaking to the supplied Verizon router other than change SSID
 

Iloveiphones

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#3
iPad 2
1.42/ 0.37
Not exactly sure, our provider provides 2 plans, a MAX and LITE. MAX is $36 monthly, and LITE is $32. I asked my mom and our bill is $32. MAX offers speeds of 8Mbps and LITE offers 1Mbps...so I don't know.
The brand of the modem is Verizon.

iPhone 4S
1.43/ 0.37
Same as above
Same as above
 

ZR_Yancy

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#4
iPhone 4S
20.24/3.63
25/5
Linksys WRT54GS

iPhone 4
27.53/3.51
25/5
Linksys WRT54GS

Samsung Skyrocket
20.48/3.07
25/5
Linksys WRT54GS

I'm not sure how I'm getting greater than 25mb/s down on my iPhone 4 when my tiered service is 25mb/s. I go through Comcast/xfinity.