galaxy s3 data speeds

galaxyking86

New member
Dec 31, 2012
3
0
0
Visit site
I need help I'm having a big issue with my s3 data speeds being extra slow I've just started noticing it with in the past 2 weeks I can't even stream a simple YouTube video with out it buffering every 5 sec of the video I have the unlimited at&t data plan I did the speedtest.net and I'm getting 118ms-ping 640kbps download and 993kbps upload on 4g its running on ics "because AT&T and samsung haven't released over ther air jb for my s3 or my note 10.1 :(" I've trtied googling everything and can't figure it out any ideas on how To fix the issue? Thanks guys
 

repligation

Well-known member
Nov 23, 2012
292
0
0
Visit site
Those speeds are slow as long as you mean kbps (kilo bits per second) and not kB/s (kilo Bytes per second). In order to stream video content reliably you probably need something closer to 2Mbps down (or 2000kbps--Leaving out the whole kilobytes vs kibibytes problem).

Are you not able to connect to a higher speed Wi-Fi network?
 

kg4icg

Well-known member
Jan 19, 2011
424
8
0
Visit site
Those speeds are slow as long as you mean kbps (kilo bits per second) and not kB/s (kilo Bytes per second). In order to stream video content reliably you probably need something closer to 2Mbps down (or 2000kbps--Leaving out the whole kilobytes vs kibibytes problem).

Are you not able to connect to a higher speed Wi-Fi network?

It's the other way around. 8 bits is equivalent to 1 byte. So if you are doing 640kb, than that is actually 80kB.


And don't forget that AT&T starts throttling after you reach a certain level that they determine you crossed.

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
 

repligation

Well-known member
Nov 23, 2012
292
0
0
Visit site
No, if his speed is 640 kB/s then that would correspond to a typical home wifi speed of 5120 kbps which would be more than adequate. As it stands he has a speed of 640 kbps which is only 80 kB/s.

1 Byte = 8 bits
640 kilobits per sec x 1 Byte/ 8 bits
or 640/8

80 kB/s is not adequate.
 
Last edited:

galaxyking86

New member
Dec 31, 2012
3
0
0
Visit site
Usually I could stream videoswitch issues I even would tether my tablet off my phone using svtp and watch Netflix no issues at all I just noticed itgingestion really slow even downloading a appeal take 2to 3 min usually it take 30 sec
 

repligation

Well-known member
Nov 23, 2012
292
0
0
Visit site
Usually I could stream videoswitch issues I even would tether my tablet off my phone using svtp and watch Netflix no issues at all I just noticed itgingestion really slow even downloading a appeal take 2to 3 min usually it take 30 sec

At 640 kbps (80 kB/s) a 4 MB app or mp3 would take 50 seconds to download.
4000 kB / 80 kB/s = 50 sec.

You are probably getting slower speeds than that, perhaps more like only 300 kbps.

I just turned off my wifi and tested my AT&T network speed and got about 2400 kbps down with medium signal strength.

Your signal strength could also be the culprit. If you only have 1 or 2 bars with -110 dBm then your connection could be dropping mid steam.
 

galaxyking86

New member
Dec 31, 2012
3
0
0
Visit site
At 640 kbps (80 kB/s) a 4 MB app or mp3 would take 50 seconds to download.
4000 kB / 80 kB/s = 50 sec.

You are probably getting slower speeds than that, perhaps more like only 300 kbps.

I just turned off my wifi and tested my AT&T network speed and got about 2400 kbps down with medium signal strength.

Your signal strength could also be the culprit. If you only have 1 or 2 bars with -110 dBm then your connection could be dropping mid steam.

My I have all my bars on my signal and something strange happen today I was in another city that has 4g lte and it popped up I had all my bars but my internet wouldn't work no fb or anything then as soon as I got back to just 4g my internet started working again
 

Forum statistics

Threads
943,022
Messages
6,916,932
Members
3,158,785
Latest member
sterrekroesbergen