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    Wi-Fi speed question

    I have noticed that my iPod Touch is twice as fast for downloads and four times faster for upload than my Droid. (I used the speedtest.net app for both)

    I have already used WiFi Analyzer to find the best availabe channel, updated the firmware on my Linksys WAP54G access point, and tried turning the WPA security off. I also tried "forgetting" my network and configured it manually by entering the network name and password through the Add WiFi Network tool. I even switched my access point from wireless G to B with no improvement.

    Originally the iPod Touch was four times faster for downloads too but by changing the WiFi channel after using WiFi Analyzer I doubled my Droid's download speed. That app is really amazing.

    On my Droid I get 4.4 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. On the iPod Touch I get 8.5 and 4.2. My laptop gets 13.7 and 4.2 and I have Comcast cable internet.

    Is there anything else I can try to change to improve the WiFi speed of my Doid?
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    wish i could help but i got nothing... im having trouble just to try and connect to my wireless network at home. any suggestions you might throw at me?
    It was fun while it lasted but the Storm is over...
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    Have you checked the official Motorola Support forum? There is a 50+ page thread on that site with people having wifi connection problems. The strangest fix I saw in that thread was someone changed there cable modem and then they were able to connect via wifi. I'm not an IT guy and I can't figure out how that helped.
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    I've been trying all day to get connected at home and it finally, FINALLY did. I didn't change anything either. Its pretty frustrating.
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    My droid is as just fast as my laptop and my PS3 on wifi. Well, before my laptop died that is.

    Sorry I can't actually help. All I can say is that it doesn't sound right.
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    I found that a simple reset to my wireless rouer was all that it took to connect to WPA2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hart.jordan View Post
    wish i could help but i got nothing... im having trouble just to try and connect to my wireless network at home. any suggestions you might throw at me?
    Have you used Wifi analyzer to see if there is a better wifi channel to use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hart.jordan View Post
    wish i could help but i got nothing... im having trouble just to try and connect to my wireless network at home. any suggestions you might throw at me?
    Have you tried unplugging your router and turning off your Droid then plugging in your router, wait for it to complete the cycle, and then turning on your Droid?

    I only had one problem gettting wifi and that was on the initial set up of a Droid. I had to be closer to the wifi router signal than I was. Once I walked closer to the signal (stronger) the Droid connected immediately. There were no more problems connecting after that. It was just the initial connection.
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    I'm still trying to figure out how to make my network password protected...I'm one of those slow guys. But atleast I know the wiring works now haha.
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    My wife got home a bit ago so I tested her Droid and got 5.2 down and 1.1 up. I guess this means it's not my Droid but something to do with how the wifi is setup or the hardware.
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