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Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by scottishwarlord, Aug 9, 2011.

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    Normally when I download movies on iTunes it takes 20mins-20mins tops, but recently my iPad seems a lot slower with app downloads of any kind and streaming videos online.

    Anyway to speed up my iPad or let me know what's slowing it down?

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    What's the bandwidth of your broadband link. That 20 minutes seems lightening fast to me - I live in a rural area so I only get 2 Mbps and downloading a movie takes many hours.

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    I downloaded a speedtest app, unfortunately the app doesn't explain what the results mean.

    Speed test results this morning-

    "download" 0.31 mbps
    "upload" 0.54 mbps
    "ping" 316 ms


    Speed-test I done 5mins ago-

    "download" 0.85 mbps
    "upload" 0.58 mbps
    "ping" 73 ms


    If you know what these mean, please let me know.

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    Just ran SpeedTest on my iPad2 and got

    Ping: 93 ms

    Download; 12.73 Mbps

    Upload: 4.73 Mbps

    That's on WiFi using a 5th gen Apple Airport Extreme and Comcast hi speed cable.

    I forgot if you said but were your results over 3G or WiFi?

    Your numbers seem pretty low compared to what I see on various WiFi networks.

    Speed Test will give you a comparison graph to compare your results with the national average but apparently not in the iOS app. Try it on your laptop or desktop and see what results you get.

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    Over wifi, but I think it's the modem now. My xbox live connection is laggy aswell.

    I'll test the laptop sometime tomorrow, I loaned it to my friend when got this.

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    Easiest thing is to pull the plug on your modem for a minute and restart it, also do a restart on the iPad. These things often clear up with a simple reboot.. Best of luck.

    If it works, post new SpeedTest numbers after.
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    Result after I restarted router and iPad.
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    (Friends Connection At Top)

    This is the broadband speed from my friends house.

    I think I'll have to get a new modem, it's quite old and now I have the iPad, desktop, laptop and xbox live trying to split out the connection. It's running like windows '98.

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    I definitely saw a speed bump when I went from the 1st Gen Airport Extreme to the 5th gen model recently. Swapping the modem didn't make much of a difference.

    Call your ISP and report the numbers you are getting and see if they will test your connection or send out a tech for free. Depending on the service level you are paying for you certainly should be seeing numbers much higher than you are.

    Best of luck!
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    When I download a file from my mbp the donwload speed is about 1.41 MB/s is 12MB of bandwith

    but when I download from ipad 2 I just got the maximum about 150 kbps its very slow and I really dont know why this happens.
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    [UPDATE] I got a new modem, the one i was using came free with service (Junk) and ive hade it for about 46 years. The new modem is a dlink, everythings so much faster. Thanks for all the replies.

    You know, if you stab a man in the dead of winter, steam will rise up from the wounds. The Indians believed it was the soul escaping the body.

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