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wifi or 3g?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JB4times4, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. JB4times4

    JB4times4 Well-Known Member
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    So when I connect to wifi does it add wifi speed to my 3g speeds or does it only use wifi or only use the faster of the two?
     

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  2. digitard

    digitard Well-Known Member
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    It replaces the data connection with the wifi.

    It only uses one or the other. Which is why the wifi icon takes over the 3g one once its connected.
     
  3. lemodular

    lemodular Well-Known Member
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    Which is better?

    My 3G is almost twice as fast as my wifi using speedtest. I get from 900 to 1500 kbps with 3G and only around 500-700 with my wifi.

    Are there advantages in using one or the other?
     
  4. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member
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    Considering I get 10Mb on WiFi, I'd say you need to look at your WiFi solution and make some changes.
     
  5. MarvinAndroid

    MarvinAndroid Well-Known Member
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    ^ Yeah, sounds like either your Wifi has issues or your Internet connection is pretty lame. :)
     
  6. Amaroth

    Amaroth Well-Known Member
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    my wifi is twice as fast as 3g, but i still only get about 1.19 mb on wifi.
    I have DSL and live in a rural area :(
     
  7. craighwk

    craighwk Well-Known Member
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    The WiFi is only as good as the internet connection it's routing to. So if the WiFi is connected to 20Mbit fiber, then obviously it'll knock the socks off 3G.
     

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