Then turn auto-brightness off and do the same number of tests to get an average speed with it off.
using different devices add more possible causes for speed difference like processer, power usage, wifi chip set, etc... Its better to perform the tests on the same device.
Last edited by MikesTooLz; 06-03-2010 at 05:20 PM.
I just used Speedtest here at work and with auto brightness off and set at full brightness I averaged about 5Mb/s download and about 0.5 Mb/s upload speed, but when I turned auto brightness on and lowered to about 1/4 off the lowest brightness setting my numbers dropped about 10%. Of course this was with full signal strength. In my previous testing I found it more necessary to run full brightness as this gave me signal where I had none, in weak signal areas.
And Edlex, one thing to note on N, that I've noticed since having an N router and N on my Macbook pro is that it seems that with N the signal strength drops off very quickly, for instance in my garage I can only get G, the N signal does not reach that far.