How fast is the Wifi on your iPod Touch?

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How fast is your iPod Wifi Connection?

  1. speed < 400 KiB/s

    8 vote(s)
    19.5%
  2. 400 KiB/s < speed < 600 KiB/s

    5 vote(s)
    12.2%
  3. 600 KiB/s < speed < 1000 KiB/s

    9 vote(s)
    22.0%
  4. speed > 1000 KiB/s

    19 vote(s)
    46.3%
  1. pactouch

    pactouch New Member

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    Hey!

    I'm wondering if my iPod touch got a defective Wireless-Chip. I have measured the speed using WinSCP and copying a big file. I tried this more than once and I end up with an average speed between 350-400 KiB/s. This isn't anything close to the 54 MBit/s my Router and the iPod should support.

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    Could you try copying a file with WinSCP and tell me your speed? Thanks.
  2. JBB

    JBB New Member

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    The speed depends on your internet provider/plan, not the router or ipod.
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    hotwater10 Banned

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    yea true but i just voted for the fastest one anyway lol
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    JBB New Member

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    Oh, mines at around 250 kbps

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  5. pactouch

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    This is not true as I asked for the speed in the LAN, which would only be limited by 54 MBit/s (as the iPod Touch is 802.11b/g only). Because I'm not nearly getting to this limit I can say it's the touch being slow.

    Have you measured that?

    I figured out that the speed highly depends on the load of your iPod. Have you tried copying a file while nothing is running on the iPod?

    Edit: I just realized that you wrote the first answer too. So you probably just wanted to tell us your internet connection is around 250 kbps, right? Probably the whole vote isn't significant as you all seem to have got me wrong.
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    freshnewton7 New Member

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    This might help might not. Go to: iphonenetworktest.com on your iPod touch run the test three times to get a good reading make sure if it asks you wifi or edge pick wifi.

    Hope this helps
    newton..
  7. pactouch

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    This test gives me a different result (first 600, then 200, then 700 then 400 then 500, ...) every time I do it... it's not significant therefore.

    Anyway - the thing I'm talking about is NOT the internet connection. I want to know how fast your iPods/iPhones will go on your local area network over WLAN!

    So could you guys please test this with some SSH enabled FTP program and tell me the speed you get on average transferring a file of about lets say 5 MB? I'd appreciate that.
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    ZombieKiller Banned

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    It based on your Internet Provider, and the iPod... itself.

    The iPod can only handle so much data at a time... if the processor was more powerful, Safari would be faster.
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    My wi-fi is slower then edge..
  10. pactouch

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    I will repeat it once more, hoping you guys will finally understand my question.

    I am NOT talking about the internet connection, nor the speed of loading a page in Safari on the iPod/iPhone!

    I want to know how fast your iPod/iPhone works on your LAN, NOT the internet.

    You can measure the speed by using FTP over SSH (using for example WinSCP) and transferring a big file. You can transfer it wherever you want, as you're going to delete it afterwards.

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