1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hi need some help. My wifi on my Tab S 10.5 averages 70mbps on my 5Gh at home. my home wifi is 200mbps and average 275mbps on my Galaxy S5 I have ran the speed test several times and average 275mbps. But on my Tab S 10.5 it averages only 70mbps. What could be causing this issue? shouldn't both Galaxy S5 and Tab S be running at the same speed? My router is the Netgear Nighthawk the one with 6 antennas. Please help solve this issue I would like my Tab S wifi to be equal to my Galaxy S5 and on my home computers that all run at average 250mbps. Thank you...
    09-30-2016 10:39 AM
  2. dant1127's Avatar
    3rd party tests comparing the S5 & Tab S show that, while on paper they have similar max speeds, the S5 tests well under (pretty standard, I'M, outside of perfect testing conditions).

    The Tab S models test at about 1/3-1/2 the speed of the S5 on identical networks, contrary to what is claimed by Samsung.

    While your Tab S is testing at an even lower ratio, I'm honestly not too surprised. I have an almost identical setup at home; same tablet, wifi protocol, max Internet speed, but I'm using an S6. I show very similar results, though, when comparing my tab to my phone; Tab S maxing out at under 40mbps, while my phone reaches 150mbps.

    With any wifi, there are far too many variables for an apples-to-apples comparison, but based off of 3rd party reviews and my (albeit limited) data pool, I wouldn't be worried.

    I also wouldn't expect much more from your Tab S, unfortunately.
    09-30-2016 11:15 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    And keep in mind that, unless the server you're connected to is within a couple of hops from you, your download speed will seldom exceed 2mbps anyway these days. (The internet IS getting faster - maximum speed used to be around 300kbps - but it's nowhere near 70mbps yet.)
    09-30-2016 01:53 PM
  4. javdog's Avatar
    This is from my Galaxy S5 speed test
    Attached Thumbnails Slow wifi on my Galaxy Tab S 10.5-screenshot_2016-09-30-12-18-37.jpg   Slow wifi on my Galaxy Tab S 10.5-screenshot_2016-09-30-12-19-35.jpg  
    09-30-2016 02:24 PM

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