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The internet connection on my iPad much slower than my iMac on the same wifi signal, in the same room and the same distance from the Airport Extreme.

Can someone explain this to me?

These are the speed test results...

https://skitch.com/gagegecko/ru14k/photo-mar-08-3-07-24-am

https://skitch.com/gagegecko/ru14m/1190032888

iMac i7, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Reply by matteut on Mar 10, 2011 11:41 AM Helpful
I have been struggling with this same problem. I have a 1gb Time Capsule (latest version). My iMac seems to get blazing speeds, but my iPhone and iPad have ridiculously low speeds. I have only come to the conclusion that there is something wrong with the Time Capsule and Airport Extreme that does not play well with iOS devices.

I borrowed my neighbors Airport Extreme to see if mine was defective, but I achieved the same results with his unit.

I then replaced the Time Capsule with an inexpensive Netgear N router and instantly was getting 15mbs DL speed on the iPhone and iPad which is about 10x faster than I was getting with the Time Capsule. I have tried many different settings on the Time Capsule with no luck of improving speed.

Sorry I'm no help, but my suggestion is to switch routers. That's what I've done and am patiently awaiting Apple to acknowledge the problem.

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