View Full Version : My iPhone is quicker on 3g at home then on wireless

6th September 2008, 09:37 PM
It's weird. My iMac, iBook and Windows PC all run off my g wireless router. Have been for years. My iphone connects. I get the bars. I even seem to get email but browsing is pathetically slow if responding at all.

Amy suggestions???

8th September 2008, 05:23 PM
Are you sure your broadband isn't just shit?

MobileSafari is slower than it's desktop counterparts - having a faster internet connection on your phone can help as there's more raw speed for it. 2Mbit/s rather than 1.5 on the lan

9th September 2008, 02:28 PM
I tried a different router and it seems to be working good now. I played around with WPA encryption as apparently WEP isn't hat great for iphones.

Anyway, works good now thanks.

9th September 2008, 02:34 PM
WEP isn't hat great for iphones.

WEP isn't great full stop WPA is much better.

10th September 2008, 09:48 PM
I find the same problem with my wifi at home. sometimes I turn my router off and on again and this fixes it.
there is an app called speed test and I get 200kbs on 3G and WIFI but if I turn my router off and on again it will then revert to 600kbs.
So it depends on the router

11th September 2008, 03:33 PM
I have the same issue, faster on 3G then home WiFi.. Can anyone recommend a good speed test application / site?


ps. 2nd day with iphone and find it very user friendly :-)

11th September 2008, 04:03 PM
Try Speedtest (http://www.speedtest.net/).

I found internet on my 3G iPhone is so slow though....

11th September 2008, 08:23 PM
thanks, but was looking for an iphone specific test ..

14th September 2008, 11:07 PM
It's a feature. You should count yourself fortunate that Steve Jobs even *lets* you have an iPhone. Quit whinging.

Oh, okay, it's another bug. See here: