1. EndRacism's Avatar
    I have new Spectrum Home Internet, a laptop and pixel XL reach 180 Mbps, but the Passport is only doing 7.8 Mbps.
    Is the Passport limited by it's hardware?
    12-11-19 06:25 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    Yes the passport would be limited. It still is faster than that though. Could be the app you are using too
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    12-11-19 06:37 PM
  3. EndRacism's Avatar
    Yes the passport would be limited. It still is faster than that though. Could be the app you are using too
    I've been trying to locate some specs on line, wifi max speed, still searching! Does seem low, not that I really know.
    12-11-19 06:41 PM
  4. EndRacism's Avatar
    Yes the passport would be limited. It still is faster than that though. Could be the app you are using too
    My home WIFI is Spectrum Cable, I assume the Router can do all these? a/b/g/n/ac?
    I found this on GSMARENA, WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - ac can do 500Mbps and n can do 150 Mbps so it looks like it is wayyyy slow for some reason! https://www.gsmarena.com/glossary.php3?term=wi-fi and https://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_passport-6457.php
    12-11-19 06:49 PM
  5. conite's Avatar
    My home WIFI is Spectrum Cable, I assume the Router can do all these? a/b/g/n/ac?
    I found this on GSMARENA, WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - ac can do 500Mbps and n can do 150 Mbps so it looks like it is wayyyy slow for some reason! https://www.gsmarena.com/glossary.php3?term=wi-fi and https://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_passport-6457.php
    Passport only goes to 802.11 n for 2.4Ghz. It goes to ac only for 5.0GHz. This is typical.

    Peak speed for the 801 SoC is 108MBps.
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    12-11-19 06:55 PM
  6. brookie229's Avatar
    Does seem low
    Definitely low - for some reason.
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    12-11-19 08:06 PM
  7. EndRacism's Avatar
    Passport only goes to 802.11 n for 2.4Ghz. It goes to ac only for 5.0GHz. This is typical.

    Peak speed for the 801 SoC is 108MBps.
    Spectrum has 5G, it was set on 2G, so I changed to 5G but it was no better.
    12-11-19 09:06 PM
  8. EndRacism's Avatar
    Yes the passport would be limited. It still is faster than that though. Could be the app you are using too
    What App? Tried with BB Browser and Fenic FireFox.
    12-11-19 09:08 PM
  9. EndRacism's Avatar
    Passport only goes to 802.11 n for 2.4Ghz. It goes to ac only for 5.0GHz. This is typical.

    Peak speed for the 801 SoC is 108MBps.
    My Spectrum WIFI is 200 Mbps. Found this in Advanced; Spectrum5G, Channel 157, Security Type=WPA2_PSK, Connection Data Rate =433Mbps, Network Type=802.11 n/ac
    12-11-19 09:09 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    My Spectrum WIFI is 200 Mbps.
    The 801 can do 108 MBps, which is 800+ Mbps.

    Not that you'd get anywhere near those speeds, but the problem is elsewhere nevertheless.
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    12-11-19 09:11 PM
  11. EndRacism's Avatar
    The 801 can do 108 MBps, which is 800+ Mbps.

    Not that you'd get anywhere near those speeds, but the problem is elsewhere nevertheless.
    Had Spectrum installed Saturday and every thing I put on it easily gets 175+, was hoping to see the results of browser speed with the WiFi. I recently did a factory wipe, but no harm in doing it one more time, I'll wait one day to see if anyone pops up with an; Oh yeah I had that and did this to fix before I wipe.
    12-11-19 09:19 PM
  12. EndRacism's Avatar
    The 801 can do 108 MBps, which is 800+ Mbps.

    Not that you'd get anywhere near those speeds, but the problem is elsewhere nevertheless.
    Got bored and Wiped, did nothing to improve speed, oh well.
    12-11-19 11:00 PM
  13. conite's Avatar
    Got bored and Wiped, did nothing to improve speed, oh well.
    Don't test the speed via the potentially throttled Android Runtime btw. Use a native app or browser.

    To compare, with my particular setup on 2.4GHz, my KEY² does 60Mbps and my Z30 does 30Mbps - from a given distance from my router.

    Use fast.com with the native browser.
    Last edited by conite; 12-12-19 at 12:31 AM.
    12-12-19 12:10 AM
  14. Crusader03's Avatar
    My Passport OG goes to the max my Internet provides which is 75mbps. Average speed is around 73mbps on 5G! I'm sure it will do more on a faster connection! My K2 results are exactly the same!
    What app are you using to measure speed? I use Speedtest which is what most carrier techs use here in Canada.

    Posted via my Passport
    12-12-19 12:27 AM
  15. EndRacism's Avatar
    My Passport OG goes to the max my Internet provides which is 75mbps. Average speed is around 73mbps on 5G! I'm sure it will do more on a faster connection! My K2 results are exactly the same!
    What app are you using to measure speed? I use Speedtest which is what most carrier techs use here in Canada.

    Posted via my Passport
    The same as I used on laptop and Pixel XL, Spectrum's test page which I think uses Ookla._
    12-12-19 07:36 AM
  16. EndRacism's Avatar
    Don't test the speed via the potentially throttled Android Runtime btw. Use a native app or browser.

    To compare, with my particular setup on 2.4GHz, my KEY² does 60Mbps and my Z30 does 30Mbps - from a given distance from my router.

    Use fast.com with the native browser.
    OK, it's morning now and PP was wiped last night, had time to do more testing using Fast.com and Ookla on Spectrum.
    On 5G; Fast.com showed 26Mbps and Spectrums was 2.0 Mbps
    On 2G: Fast.com showed 41 Mbps and Spectrums was 38.4 Mbps
    Although last night when I was only using Spectrum the results for 5G and 2G varied slightly, but 2G was faster.
    I like the Fast.com you suggested! We're on the right track
    And then I used Fennec Firefox from F-Droid and Fast.com was 44 Mbps.
    At home I'll used 2G on Passport, and will review 2G vs 5G on laptop and Pixel XL too!
    I thought 5G was faster then 2G and 2G slower but a stronger signal for distance?
    I'll call this a solution, My thanks to all for the as always great support!
    12-12-19 07:55 AM
  17. Crusader03's Avatar
    5G is indeed faster than 2.4G. Just 2.4G will cover a much bigger area and 5G has more trouble penetrating some walls and materials with a smaller footprint. What you want is a good strong stable 5G signal. I run 2.4G for the security camera's and 5G for everything else, mind you I had 2 WiFi 5G boosters installed in order to get proper coverage around the whole house. Good luck,

    Posted via my Passport
    12-12-19 10:44 AM

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