General Internet slow on wifi

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Prso9, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Prso9

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    I was under the impression that whether I have 4 signal bars, or 1 bar, as long as I'm connected to my router I should be able to whizz through websites?

    Is that not the case?
     

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  2. girolez

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  3. Prso9

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    I have that app and have done a test. I don't ever turn my mobile data off, I just connect to my router. I am going to contact EE about the lack of signal but really thought as long as I was on wifi that my internet shouldn't be effected
     

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  4. girolez

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    Hi

    I suggest you turn your mobile data off when not using it. Saves battery and ensures your browser doesn't use it when you want it to use wifi. (which I suspect is the problem) Your wifi is much faster than I get and mine is plenty fast enough for browsing. :)

    Roger
     
  5. suparuss

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    Do you mean signal bars on WiFi?
    If so, fewer bars will mean a slower ping, which will noticeable slow down your browsing
     
  6. pm5544

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    On most if not all smartphones as soon as your phone connects to WiFi the packet data switches off automatically, and you should notice this at the top of the screen.
     

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