12-20-2013 08:06 PM
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  1. Gwaron's Avatar
    Nope, doesn't work for me

    Test 1. wifi and data on
    Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results

    Test 2. data off, wifi on
    Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results

    Test 3. turned off wifi and turned it back on. data is still off
    Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results


    These speeds are horrible. Sometimes I get up to I believe 5mbps. But signal is going through 3-4, may be 5 walls.
    If I get upstarts, where router is, I'll get like 15mbps behind 2-3 walls.
    It's just weird how same obstructions differently affect performance on these devices. that's why I suspect the N5 wifi receiver is under-powered.

    And as I mentioned a few times already - same issue with hotspots. Download speeds may be much faster than these, but still much slower than on Nokia 521 and GS3

    P.S. By the way, I'm assuming you turning mobile data off one of the two ways (which seem to do the same thing) -

    From the home screen, tap the All Apps icon.
    Scroll to and tap Settings.

    1. Tap Data usage
    2. Toggle Mobile data to OFF

    ---OR---

    1. Tap More.
    2. Tap Mobile networks.
    3. Tap to check or uncheck Data enabled.
    I live in a 4,000 sqft home, with router downstairs. Wi-Fi speeds standing in the same room are 29/6. I went to the opposite corner of the house, upstairs and performed another speed test. Results were 26/6. Almost identical, tests run 3 times each location. Upstairs the Wi-Fi signal passed through 5 walls and the flooring, distance of about 80 feet.

    So, based upon my results, I'd say the antenna in the N5 is fine. As good or better than my GS3 was. I travel a lot for my job, and I haven't noticed any problems in hotels or airports, and over the years I've found that the routers in hotels are generally pretty basic, low end models.

    FWIW, my home wireless router is an Asus AC1900, with AiRadar (directional signal focus). The router makes a huge difference, as my last 4 yr old D-Link couldn't come close to these speeds, or strength of signal at distance (it was only a g, and wasn't dual frequency capable).
    12-20-2013 05:26 PM
  2. nikon5400's Avatar
    Having great router at home won't help with hotspots. I also noticed speeds and distance improved after I upgraded firmware on my old D-Link 615R, but that won't help with hotspots and all other routers my N5 may be connecting to.

    There's also a possibility our N5s came from different batches. I picked mine up at Best Buy, a sprint version.

    P.S. Do you still have GS3? if you do, can you compare the speeds?
    12-20-2013 08:06 PM
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