by jwilliamsm3
Explorer

why isnt my tethering speed as high as my phone internet speed?

When i do a speed test on my 4G (sitting in my house), i'm averaging speeds of 120 Mbps.

 

But when i tether my phone to my laptop, i only see speeds very similar to my home broadband at about 50 Mbps.

 

How come i can't get the 4G speeds my phone get on my laptop whilst tethering? 

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: why isnt my tethering speed as high as my phone internet speed?

You are being limited by the WiFi btween the mobile & the lappy.

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To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
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by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: why isnt my tethering speed as high as my phone internet speed?

You are being limited by the WiFi btween the mobile & the lappy.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Thumbs Up" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
by jwilliamsm3
Explorer

Re: why isnt my tethering speed as high as my phone internet speed?

thanks! i honestly thought modern wifi was capable of much faster speeds than that.

 

just proved your correct by tethering via usb, same speed now. thanks

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: why isnt my tethering speed as high as my phone internet speed?

Thanks! You're welcome 🙂 ! Glad I could be of assistance.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Thumbs Up" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC

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