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    MotoDroid Wifi throttled?

    I just ran some tests to check out a theory I have been developing..... i can run speedtest on my laptop and get 14Mbit down then when I run it on the droid it smacks 3Mbit right away and then just hovers there. It seriously looks to me like it is being held back, as opposed to a bottleneck on the wifi...

    Has anyone else seen this? Is wifi throttled to 3Mbit? Is anyone getting anything faster than 3Mbit?
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    You may be on to something as it must be throttled since on my system gets a 26.2 Mbps down and 2.1 Mbps up. My Droid gets 5.26 Mbps down and 1.95 Mbps up. This is using the Speedtest.net web site on my system and the Speedtest.net app on my Droid..
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    It is the speedtest.net app itself. I had the same concern a few months ago, so I uploaded and downloaded some files from one of my file servers over WLAN and was doing WAY more than speedtest.net reports.
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    I've seen 6 down on my phone no prob through WiFi. Haven't been able to test anything higher yet. Theres a speedtest server in Kansas that is pretty damn fast if u can find the listing on your speedtest app.
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    Interesting theory about the speedtest app being the bottleneck -- definitely worth a go testing it outside of the app.


    it isn't even that i really *need* more than 3mbit... for what I do on the phone, that is plenty. More of just an oddity/curiosity...


    thanks for the input!
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    I've gotten 7mb down and 2 up at the highest speed
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    I pegged the needle last night on fios wifi last night and had a reading of 10.2 mbs download.
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    got 8.27Mbit down/1.76Mbit up once. its all tied to the CPU. I've overclocked it at different speeds and seen an increase in wifi each time.
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    there is a speed test distributed by the FCC which seems to be giving me much more reasonable results when compared to both the manual downloads *and* compared to speedtest.net on my laptop.

    So... via these other tests, I've concluded that speedtest APP is borked and thus removed it from my phone.


    .... and really, when it is performing fine, I shouldn't even care what a stupid speedtest says.......

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