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Good wifi signal but slow download

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  • Larry Mann Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 6:28 PM (in response to 4thSpace)

    I found that my old G5 was speed testing at 10MBPS which is my download speed. However, my I Pad 2 and New IPad were half that. Here is how I fixed the problem with airport express. Open Airport Utility. Click on the first (I have three express units). At the bottom click on manual setup. Go to the tab "wireless"  Change Radio Mode to 802.11g ONLY.  Repeat this for all stations you have.

    This fixed my problem.

  • Augsburg57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 31, 2012 2:05 PM (in response to Larry Mann)

    Thanks.  We were having trouble downloading a movie from iTunes to our iPad 2.  It has always worked fine before - downloading movies in 20 to 40 minutes.  Today it was taking hours.  So after reading the post above, we moved the iPad to connect to another Airport (we have four due to a house with concrete floors and a large masonry fireplace between rooms).  When we went from an "n" only network to a network with "n" and "b/g", the download speed increased a hundred fold.  Not sure why, but it did.

  • Larry Mann Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Apr 1, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to 4thSpace)

    I also have a large house with a lot of interference. First make sure you have your airport system set up for WDS so each airport express boosts the signal from the designated base station. More importantly for me, I changed my system from auto channel to channel 11 on all the airport expresses. NOTE: To put them all on channel 11 ( or whatever channel works best for you through trial and error) you may have to connect each express to your computer using an Ethernet cable to change to tha specific channel you want to use. Use the airport utility for this step. Mine barely worked on auto channel, but works great now.

     

    Cheers!

  • Mesacathy Calculating status...
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    Apr 6, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to 4thSpace)

    We have an iPad 2 & an iPad 3 in the house.  The iPad 2 could download a movie in less than 10 minutes while the brand new iPad 3 took all day.  Yesterday I connected my iPad 2 to my laptop and incidentally "restore" it back to the factory status.  It is now just as slow as the iPad 3.  I suspect it has something to do with the newest OS by Apple.

     

    As for trying different ways to solve the slow download problem for my iPad 3.  I have tried them all, but none works.  Here is a list of what I have gone through:

    1.  Took it to the Apple store.  The tech reloaded the software.

    2.  Swapped to another brand new iPad 3.

    3.  Changed the router setting to g only; disabled WMM (there is no QOS listed on my router.)

     

    Both iPads are 16gb wi-fi only.  The router is netgear WRT614 v7.

     

    We bought iPad 3 because the iPad 2 worked so well.  Before Apple can come up with a fix the download problem, I would not recommend anyone to get any iPad.  It has literally taken me several days and nights trying to resolve this.

  • Tubed Calculating status...
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    Apr 14, 2012 10:22 PM (in response to 4thSpace)

    Feeling the pain!! iPad 3 is currently telling me that it will take another 380 hours to download Johnny English from iTunes. Tried everything in the fora: reset network, forget network, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, different modems, different routers, disabled WMM and QoS. Now saying 462 hrs.

     

    Going a bit spare I am.

  • CaptSolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to 4thSpace)

    Change secuiry to WPA and forget using N. You will see a speedup in downloading. It is still only about half what you would get with a PC.

  • e2theipi Calculating status...
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    Sep 3, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to 4thSpace)

    iPad 3 on wifi.  4837 minutes to download 1GB.  That’s a stupendous 3kbs.  I’m just going to go out and buy the stupid movie.  Every change I make just makes it slower.  $729.00 plus tax of worthlessness.  No, it’s not my WIFI.  Samsung Galaxy SII – 11,339 kbps.  Apple, please fix this ridiculousness otherwise I have a better advertising slogan for you:  “Apple – The New Microsoft.”

  • Eeepc Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to 4thSpace)

    I Turn Off the ICloud backup for while , I finally fall in love again !

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