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  1. steslatt

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    Just wondering what sort of speeds people are getting when transferring files over wifi? (PC to Phone) Using Kies Air for example? My speeds are VERY slow.
    I can't understand why its so slow? My router is rated at 802.11g which means it should be capable of 54mbps. I know I would never get that speed due to how fast the phone can write data but surely I should be getting max write speed? Which on my sd card is 6+MBps. Im getting nowhere near that.
     

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    I use wifi a lot for various network tasks, including providing broadband services. I reckon on dividing the headline wifi speed by 6 to get a real transfer speed - and then of course you're still talking bits vs bytes.
     
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    Yes I didn't realise it was rated in bits. So what sort of speed in MB should I be getting with 802.11g?
     
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    I have used SpeedTest.Net app to measure the wifi speed as well as the phone network. I have a D-Link router DIR-655, which dies 802.11g and n. On the system info (norton Mobile Utilities) display the wifi network always says 65 Mbps. I have tried unsuccesfully to find on the phone the detailed wifi settings ie. if it's running 802.11n then it should be capable of higher than 65 Mbps, while it's still faster than 802.11g at 54Mbps.

    Anyway on the actual SpeedTest.Net results I have ofter (not always) reached just over 10,000 kbps with a ping of 28ms. Using the same website my internet connection is just under 12,000kbps so it does pretty well as a fraction of the whole.
     
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    I just replaced my router and I'm getting a better speed now of around 2.5-4.5MBps (20-36mbps). Still could be better. Don't know why I only get a link speed of 65mbps when the phone should be capable of 150mbps.
     
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    I don't think you'll see more than 72Mbps from current mobile chipsets due to the single antenna having to share transmit/receive duties.
     
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    Mine hovers between 2 and 3 mbps.. my internet connection is 50mbps.

    That's using the speed test app. Not sure how reliable it is though because YouTube videos stream fine with no buffering and I have high quality enabled.

    Pages load quickly too.
     
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    Hi
    My wi/fi speed varies between 6 Mbps - 10.09 Mbps(the best so far taken at 07.35 15/09/11) thats on talktalk up to 24Mbps using a D-link 2704 router b+g+n, usually about 15ft from the router.However the range is not as good as my old Desire but I also think I also in the last 6 months a lot more wireless networks have sprung up and this can also affect speeds,
    I have also found if you avoid covering the base of the phone that helps range and speed,
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    My link speed right now is 19Mbps. Although usually I see it at 36Mbps.

    Is there any way to set the link speed and is it effected by the distance from the router?

    Edit: After another check it's up to 26Mbps....
     
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    Speedtest app is not reliable at all. With it I get around 5mbps, if I visit the actual site I get 10mbps.
     
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    Is this your actual file transfer speed or broadband speed? How did you test this?
    I'm talking about transfer speeds here not broadband. Speedtest.net is broadband speed not wifi speed.

    Also are people remembering that MBps is not the same as mbps?
     
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    To get my link speed I went into settings, wireless then clicked on my network...
     

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