Re: Anyone have ANY insight into the very low WiFi throughput - HELP!! :)
Hi, to share my experience :
I have a 1 GB Haipad
The maximum data rate for a big file is around 750 kB/s using Filezilla and PC connected by ethernet on my box (neufbox NB4)
If I use speednet, I have various results, from 100 kB/s to 400 kB/s
The maximum download rate from internet is 300 kB/s (most of the time around 150 k/s)
If I check the settings, I get a 54 Mbps/s result.
I notice that if I have another device next to the haipad, the wifi drops to 1 Mbps
. I don't know if there are incompatibilities between b/g devices and b/g/n ones connected on the same router.
If a compare with another tablet (Archos 70 IT), with Filezilla I get 1.5 MB/s, and to download from internet, around 600 kB/s, which is not far from my bandwidth.
If I stream a video using SMB, I get a data rate of about 400 kB/s to load the cache, but once the video plays, I can have a drop to 100 kB/s. It may be due not to the wifi, but to the capability of the tablet to handle both tasks. It is true especially during actions, with a camera move.
EDIT : I opened the device case and added an aluminium foil on the wifi antenna (a cylinder followed by a wire of app. 1 mm diameter). I connected the foil to the wire.
Well, the speed test is somewhat better with results of 550 kB/s and the internet download seems more regular (average of 400 kB/s on regular Megaupload for a 700 MB file) . I did not perform that many tests. May be the current location and shape of the antenna are not the best and a comprehensive study could enhance the wifi performance.
sorry I can't get pictures.