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Old 10-29-2008, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Out of curiousity - I just sent an email with a 1.1MB file with WiFi enabled and without WiFi enabled in a 3G area (I'm on O2 in the UK). With WiFi enabled it took 50 seconds to send, without WiFi (ie with 3G) it took 5min 10 sec.

So - at least on O2 3G, I can get much better throughput when I have a WiFi signal.
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Did you expect different results? WiFi is a lot faster than 3G... so what you're seeing is pretty normal.
 
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Yah odd question when WiFi will always be faster than 3G. The the results you should expect.
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I expected it to be faster - didn't realise it would be quite that much faster (ie 6 times faster).
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It really depends on the internet connection behind the wifi. 144k DSL is going to get smacked around by 3G, while a 12G cable connection is obviously going to be much faster than 3G.
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