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Tom Harms
Premium
join:2008-11-28
Springfield, VA

Wireless Thru-Put on 75/35 Service

Just upgraded to 75/35, but my wireless service to iPad remains about 15 down and 7 up, which is about the same as my 35/35 service before. Using M1424WR RevD at this time. Would a wireless router upgrade significantly enhance my wireless speed?



aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

said by Tom Harms:

Just upgraded to 75/35, but my wireless service to iPad remains about 15 down and 7 up, which is about the same as my 35/35 service before. Using M1424WR RevD at this time. Would a wireless router upgrade significantly enhance my wireless speed?

I have no idea about what the max speeds are from an iPAD but from the devices I have, I can get much, much faster speeds from my wireless APs and Bridges. When I had 35/35 service my wireless devices got the same speeds as my wired devices with the internet speed tests.


SHoTTa35

@optonline.net

I'm not a FiOS customer but i'm guessing Rev D is pretty old and being 802.11G as well. The max for Wireless G is 22-25Mbps in (perfect) real world. So even if the iPad is N it would still be connecting at G speeds and therefore limit your speeds wirelessly. Add any other interference and you are down to 15Mbps. As for why it's only 7Mbps on the UPLOAD, not sure about that but i'm just gonna blame the router anyways


Tom Harms
Premium
join:2008-11-28
Springfield, VA

Thanks All, figured a new router would help ~ just ordered the GigE router.


Tom Harms
Premium
join:2008-11-28
Springfield, VA

Just installed the new GigE router in WPA2 mode and I'm getting 29 Down and 12 UP compared to 15 Down and 7 UP before on my iPad. Does this seem about right considering normal loses in the wireless mode? This is with my iPad sitting next to the wireless GigE router.



anon_123

@bellatlantic.com

Tom - An iPAD 2/3 can only support a maximum PHY rate of 40Mb/s, actual throughput will be less. So you are not too far off. Only other option you have is to but the router in N performance mode (N only instead of mixed) but if you have any b/g devices, they will not connect.


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
reply to Tom Harms

I have an iPad 3 that gets around 35 Mbps down on the 75/35 plan. I do not use the Actiontec wireless though, I have 2 Airport Extreme's on opposite sides of the house and on different floors that are both setup in bridge mode.


Tom Harms
Premium
join:2008-11-28
Springfield, VA

Thanks, I have the original iPad, which is probably slower than the iPad 2/3. Also, I have an old laptop in the house with *g*, so going to *n* only is not my choice. I do have a newer laptop with an *n* card and it is right on 75/35, so this is probably the best I can do with my current setup. Thanks for all the help and advice. Tom


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

The Airport Extreme runs dual bands -- one for "n" and one for "g".


DBLClick

join:2002-06-07
Manassas, VA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to aaronwt

You neglected to say what generation iPad you are using. The first generation iPad does not support the newer protocols so you will be limited to only 11mbps.

This is the apple way. Hype the good, but place limits in other areas this way when they show off the new model next year there is more to brag about.


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

said by DBLClick:

You neglected to say what generation iPad you are using. The first generation iPad does not support the newer protocols so you will be limited to only 11mbps.

This is the apple way. Hype the good, but place limits in other areas this way when they show off the new model next year there is more to brag about.

That's an incorrect statement. The first gen iPad certainly supports 802.11n running on the 5ghz spectrum. We have 50 or so of them on campus here and they hit well above 11Mbps.

DBLClick

join:2002-06-07
Manassas, VA

What I can say, my first gen only see the 2.4 ghz range. That is problematic as all devices on the same band must default to the lowest common compatible setting. So if there is an old phone or device that would be the max speed you will get.


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

Strange. We have dual band Airport Extremes here and the iPads see and connect to the 5ghz ssid w/no issues.



aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to kes601

said by kes601:

said by DBLClick:

You neglected to say what generation iPad you are using. The first generation iPad does not support the newer protocols so you will be limited to only 11mbps.

This is the apple way. Hype the good, but place limits in other areas this way when they show off the new model next year there is more to brag about.

That's an incorrect statement. The first gen iPad certainly supports 802.11n running on the 5ghz spectrum. We have 50 or so of them on campus here and they hit well above 11Mbps.

And any device running wireless N at 2.4Ghz should also get faster speeds than 11Mb/s. Even wireless G has faster speeds than 11Mb/s.
Wireless B is limited to 11Mb/s.


HenryFarpolo
Premium
join:2003-08-31
Andover, MA
reply to Tom Harms

said by Tom Harms:

Just installed the new GigE router in WPA2 mode and I'm getting 29 Down and 12 UP compared to 15 Down and 7 UP before on my iPad. Does this seem about right considering normal loses in the wireless mode? This is with my iPad sitting next to the wireless GigE router.

I am getting 37 down and 25 up with my GigE. The test you are using and the location of the server will impact test results.