Why is my WiFi slower then 3g?

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    Something I can't figure out is that when I use the browser over 3g it feels significantly faster then when I am home and use it on my WiFi connection. In fact everything feels slower. My laptop, over the same connection, is fine, so I know the connection is good. I am right next to the router.

    This may be unrelated, but I was in Barnes and Noble the other day and took a look at the color Nook (Android). This also seemed slow to browse. Now, I didn't have my laptop to compare against the same connection, but I assume the experience on a laptop over their connection would be fairly good. I know the hardware is completely different, but the difference is so dramatic I wondered if something else was amiss.

    Anyway, am I wrong to expect the browsing response to be better over WiFi then 3g?

    Jim
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    It all depends on your 3G signal strength Vs. Wifi signal strength, also on how fast the internet connection your Wifi is connected to.
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    Download the speed test app from the market and compare the two.
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