Why my cell WiFi is faster than my PC Ethernet?

By OneZ ยท 4 replies
May 29, 2010
  1. Hi,
    I have a 256Kbps ADSL connection, my router is SMC.
    whenever i do a connection speed test at ( http://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/default.asp ) i get 150KB downloaded in 9-10 secs in my PC ( connected via ethernet ), and 2.9MB downloaded in 18-19 secs in my Nokia n95 ( via WiFi ), so the question is how is that possible ? i repeated the test many times and always the same result....

    Thanx in advance......
  2. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    u must be using a browser like opera mini on your mobile phone wihch connects through a proxy server, so the speedtest displays the download speed of THAT server and not your internet connection
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

  4. OneZ

    OneZ TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 66

    I think that's the reason, Brilliant m8, thanx :)
  5. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    no prob :D
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