Two phones, or computer and phone on one Wi-Fi network and different speeds?

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  1. TxDoc

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    How can two phones on the same Wi-Fi network, or a phone and a computer in a wireless network show different download/upload speeds? And, how can it vary by 1/2 or 2x the tested speed?
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    Good question, looking forward to some informational answers.

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    First couple things off top of my head in no specific order:

    1) not all Wifi radio's are equivalent
    2) what other wireless traffic was happening outside of, but simulataneously to the test runs
    3) What type ultimate internet access (Cable, Fiber) and what kind of variability can be attributed to the ultimate hard line.
    4) Assuming all test units were in the same location? (signal strength variability throughout the house)
    5) load on the main CPU resulting in artifacts of apparent Wifi performance
    6) were all tests done over 2.4 or 5 ghz?
     
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    It is most likely the quality of the WIFI Radio. In most cases, better hardware performs better.
     
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    You can try to move your computer to a less populated, open area if not done already to verify if it's just the spot your computer is in that's giving you your slow data speeds; Restart your computer; verify you have no programs on your computer that is using your connection whilst speed testing;










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    #5 26517a78c8, Feb 15, 2020
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