Just got a new Bold 9650 from Verizon... I can make the wifi connection to my home router (no security BUT I do have MAC address control turned on), and it is incredibly slow compared to my Bold 9000.
At first I thought it was not selecting the wifi connection, but I can see WIFI in white at the top of the BB browser and I was also able to turn off the mobile radio and the connection speef is still exactly the same as if I were using 3G.
This is not a subjective thing. It is much faster on the Bold!
What connectionr ate do you show under wi-fi diagnostics? Also, do you get the same performance at say, a hot spot, as you do with the home router? I'm wondering if it has to do with the data rate being negotiated between the router and the device.
Well, I am not losing my mind...at mobilespeedtest.com I was getting about 1000 kbps with .73 sec latency - 100kb transferred in .84 seconds on the Bold 9000 with wifi.
The 9650 is about half of that - 500 kbps with 1.4 sec latency and about 1.66 seconds to transfer the 100 kb file. Interestingly this is about what I get on EVDO. I'll have to try this with GSM 3G when I have a good signal.
Are you running wireless security on your router? I seem to recall some folks talking about problems with the way different phones handle certain wireless security implementations. Can't remember which thread. A forum or google search may prove useful.
While you're waiting for others to test for you. You might take your phone to a different wifi(like starbucks or ...) and test again.
EDIT: Although not about wireless security, this thread talks about a user disabling wireless N on the router. Cisco/Linksys WRVS4400N 2.0
No security - just MAC address control (only registered MACs can attach to the network). Maybe I will turn even this off to see if something is up, but I doubt it since I have full access from the 9650).
I went to my router, and believe it or not I can only choose g, n or b/g/n. I tried just g and the results are the same.
Thanks for the idea, though! I will keep plugging away. I am still interested to find out if this is *my* problem or something else with the 9650 / Verizon.