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Monday, January 8th, 2018 8:05 PM

Speed test on cell phone

I have 1 GB internet service and a S8 Galaxy cell phone. Using the speed test app on my cell phone I'm getting 74 Mbps for both upload and download.  I like to know if this good or bad? Also if anyone knows the max wifi speed for the S8? I'm pretty much a novice concerning wifi.  Thanks

ACE - Expert

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6 years ago

on a cell phone yes its good...  Speedtest apps dont run long enough to test a gig connection.  It also depends on your WiFi router what speeds you get.

ACE - Sage

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6 years ago

74 Mbps is amazing.  I get less than 10 Mbps at home.  About 34 around town.  

Your speed may be different on different towers.

Your wifi speed is determined by your home internet provider or the Wifi you are connected to at any given time.  

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6 years ago

Thanks for your answer.  Router is AT&T supplied 5286AC.  I was looking for a rough correlation between wired Ethernet speed and wireless wifi speed. For example it my wired Ethernet computer speed test is show 675Mbps my cell phone speed test should be around 67 Mbps (10% of the wired connection speed). This seems to track with tests I've done (10%) but am I all wet? Thanks

ACE - Expert

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6 years ago


@mikeretired wrote:

Thanks for your answer.  Router is AT&T supplied 5286AC.  I was looking for a rough correlation between wired Ethernet speed and wireless wifi speed. For example it my wired Ethernet computer speed test is show 675Mbps my cell phone speed test should be around 67 Mbps (10% of the wired connection speed). This seems to track with tests I've done (10%) but am I all wet? Thanks


if you have a gig connection it should be closer to this minus the upload....

 

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ACE - Professor

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6 years ago

 The GS8 appears to be capable of over 500Mbps on WiFi connected to gigabit service. Although none of the posted results were using att, I see no reason it shouldn't work. It may require bypassing your RG and using a quality router.

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@gr8sho wrote:

 The GS8 appears to be capable of over 500Mbps on WiFi connected to gigabit service. Although none of the posted results were using att, I see no reason it shouldn't work. It may require bypassing your RG and using a quality router.


fastest I ever got on a s8+ was 297Mbps...  thats with a orbi 3000 system right next to the router.

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6 years ago

Thank you. I guess its a given that using the AT&T supplied router I should be happy with 74 Mbps. Of course for a a mere $300 I could replace my current router with the orbi 3000 systemMan Happy. Maybe some day. Again thank you for your reply.

ACE - Professor

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6 years ago

Not so fast.  I wouldn't let anyone off the hook on this.  74Mbps on 1Gbps service is just not acceptable.  Sorry.

You can perform some due diligence on your side by doing a few things. 

Make sure you are using the 5GHz radio for the test. 

Disconnect all Ethernet ports and quiesce all other WiFi connected equipment.

Use Wifi Analyzer available for android to verify the channel you're using is clear from congestion. Adjust channel if necessary.

Run the test with the GS8 right next to the RG.

 

I realize this is not a real world environment test but at least you'll be able to verify the basic internet service is able to deliver the speed to your device at close to spec.

 

You can do the same type of test with a wired connection by ensuring your test machine has the whole service to itself.

ACE - Expert

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6 years ago


@gr8sho wrote:

Not so fast.  I wouldn't let anyone off the hook on this.  74Mbps on 1Gbps service is just not acceptable.  Sorry.

You can perform some due diligence on your side by doing a few things. 

Make sure you are using the 5GHz radio for the test. 

Disconnect all Ethernet ports and quiesce all other WiFi connected equipment.

Use Wifi Analyzer available for android to verify the channel you're using is clear from congestion. Adjust channel if necessary.

Run the test with the GS8 right next to the RG.

 

I realize this is not a real world environment test but at least you'll be able to verify the basic internet service is able to deliver the speed to your device at close to spec.

 

You can do the same type of test with a wired connection by ensuring your test machine has the whole service to itself.


Part of the problem is the junk chips used in the ATT modem/router combo....  They are made cheap for a reason and users usually cant change the settings...  Like you said in a earlier post @gr8sho you need a quality wireless router...  Even the ops wired tests are lower than I would put up with.

ACE - Professor

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6 years ago

It hadn't occurred to me (not sure why) that somehow the 5GHz radio in the Arris or Pace RGs might not provide speed to the full 802.11ac spec.  Anyone know for sure so we don't go off chasing windmills?

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