View Poll Results: What is your Playbook's maximum wireless connection rate?

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  • 24 Mb/s on 2.4 GHz G-only

    29 20.42%
  • 11 Mb/s on 2.4 GHz G/N Mixed

    68 47.89%
  • 24 Mb/s on 5 GHz N

    19 13.38%
  • 11Mb/s on 5 GHz N

    7 4.93%
  • Other (provide screenshot)

    19 13.38%
11-19-12 12:04 AM
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  1. zzbsb's Avatar
    my speedtest.net results
    1. with n enabled


    2. with only g(n disabled)


    os is the newest 2.0
    11-29-11 08:09 PM
  2. 0100010's Avatar
    Both my PBs say they are always connected with 802.11G / 11mbps, but both are able to d/l at just under 34mbps. Connected to an Actiontec MI424WR Rev I (B/G/N) router on 35/35 FiOS connection.

    Last edited by 0100010; 11-29-11 at 10:05 PM.
    11-29-11 10:03 PM
  3. GH440's Avatar
    Both my PBs say they are always connected with 802.11G / 11mbps, but both are able to d/l at just under 34mbps. Connected to an Actiontec MI424WR Rev I (B/G/N) router on 35/35 FiOS connection.

    Click to view quoted image
    What app is this?
    11-29-11 10:29 PM
  4. CosmicHeretic's Avatar
    PB Wifi Status says i'm connected with 802.11G / 11mbps using my Belkin wireless N router. Hooking up a Linksys E4200 next week and will report back.
    11-29-11 10:30 PM
  5. Robert Calhoun's Avatar
    Solution for wireless G found by another Crackberry user in a different thread: ensure basic connection rate value is set to All on your router configuration.

    Wireless N is still stuck at 11 Mbps using same method, however.
    Actually the solution I found in another thread was to lock wireless G only (I had A, B, &G) on the router. Now this is a Linksys WRT54GS Rev 5. Here are my results...

    Pretty happy with this!
    Last edited by Robert Calhoun; 11-29-11 at 11:10 PM.
    11-29-11 11:08 PM
  6. CosmicHeretic's Avatar
    Constant browser freeze on page loads here even with 2-3 bars. Turning PB wifi off then on helps reconnect a bit but this has to be fixed in a browser/wifi patch.
    11-30-11 08:28 AM
  7. Blacklac's Avatar
    Actually the solution I found in another thread was to lock wireless G only (I had A, B, &G) on the router. Now this is a Linksys WRT54GS Rev 5. Here are my results...

    Pretty happy with this!
    What were you seeing from Speedtest while it was set to Wireless N/11Mbps?

    Im starting to think this is mainly a Linksys issue (I should say, an issue between the PB and certain Linksys routers, not blaming Linksys.). I notice a lot of people in that other thread in the Tablet OS thread had Linksys routers too.
    11-30-11 09:23 AM
  8. crackcorn2's Avatar
    not a links sys router issue.My dlink 655 dosen`t work well as well.Are they or can they fix this or will they atleast release a list of routers thier playbook WILL work with????????
    It may have to go back for refund after getting such a good deal at 199.I`m very frustrated.
    12-02-11 07:10 PM
  9. MaddogBC's Avatar
    not a links sys router issue.My dlink 655 dosen`t work well as well.Are they or can they fix this or will they atleast release a list of routers thier playbook WILL work with????????
    It may have to go back for refund after getting such a good deal at 199.I`m very frustrated.
    I have a dir 655 also and I love it. My settings read 11mbps like most everyone else but I average mid 20's at speedtest.net. My playbook watches videos and opens pages as well or better than any PC I've used. And I have 5 on the home network. I am well pleased as well that I don't have to plug this device in to PC for transfers either.

    This is my second playbook. I took it back because of screen blemishes but also had wifi trouble and Rim customer support was willing to RMA it. Got a replacement from the store and this new one has zero wifi problems and seems faster...

    just my experience so far...

    G'luck
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    12-02-11 08:06 PM
  10. Robert Calhoun's Avatar
    What were you seeing from Speedtest while it was set to Wireless N/11Mbps?

    Im starting to think this is mainly a Linksys issue (I should say, an issue between the PB and certain Linksys routers, not blaming Linksys.). I notice a lot of people in that other thread in the Tablet OS thread had Linksys routers too.
    My router doesn't have N...
    12-02-11 08:44 PM
  11. robsteve's Avatar
    I just switched my router from b/g/n to just n, and my PB still reports 11Mbps g/n as before.
    As you can tell from the post above, the Playbook missreports its connection speed.

    I must have posted this dozens of times since April, check your speed at the router setup page to see what your wifi connection speed is. I get anywhere from 24Mbps to 78Mbps reported from the routers setup/status pages.

    In regards to slow or unreliable connections, try checking the logs in your router. In my case I ran into the problem a couple of years ago with the Bold 9000 not staying connected to my dlink. I could change some settings and get it to stay connected, but then other devices had the problem. The only solution was to get a new router. This summer after a Playbook os update, the Playbook wouldn't stay connected at the cottage on a dlink wireless n router. I replaced the router there and the problem went away.
    Last edited by robsteve; 12-02-11 at 09:02 PM.
    12-02-11 08:51 PM
  12. parked's Avatar
    As you can tell from the post above, the Playbook missreports its connection speed.

    I must have posted this dozens of times since April, check your speed at the router setup page to see what your wifi connection speed is. I get anywhere from 24Mbps to 78Mbps reported from the routers setup/status pages.
    Thanks for this. I checked my router status and it shows my PB under mode 802.11n, rate 65M, and 100% signal using my current DIR-655 router settings listed above.
    12-02-11 08:57 PM
  13. Angus_CB's Avatar
    What does this really matter? Mine is G/N @ 11Mbps, yet Ive got speeds of 35Mbps on Speedtest.net before.
    It's the same for me.
    Mixed G/N at 11 Mbps and 29.28 Mbps at speedtest.net.
    I have a 30 Mbps Internet connection through my ISP.
    12-26-11 10:11 AM
  14. barskin's Avatar
    Confession: I don't know what in the bloody he!! you guys are talking about. I set up my PB at home, connected to my wifi, and that was that. I was sitting in Super Cuts the other day. Their wifi password was "super." I entered the password, I was on. I wouldn't be able to vote in this poll on a bet.
    12-26-11 10:27 AM
  15. tinbilly's Avatar
    Get a 54 Mbps with wireless g
    01-15-12 06:45 AM
  16. alnamvet68's Avatar
    49 mbps on b/g/n mix outside the home
    58 mbps on b/g/n mix in same room as router
    01-15-12 06:54 AM
  17. Richdog-'s Avatar
    My Wi-Fi info says I am connected at 11mbps to my Wireless-G router, but when I run Speedtest.net in the browser I get:

    17.39 Mbps download
    4.47 Mbps upload

    Not too shabby. I can only assume the official stats in the Wi-Fi settings are wrong.
    01-15-12 06:56 AM
  18. homer1475's Avatar
    65MBs on 2.4ghz G/N mixed.

    01-15-12 07:33 AM
  19. Lydotes's Avatar
    54mb on g and 65mb on g/n. same as above. guess they still need work on the n part? os beta2
    01-15-12 07:45 AM
  20. fj_cruiser's Avatar
    heres mine.....
    01-15-12 08:48 AM
  21. daytrippin's Avatar
    Wireless N. Surprised at connection speed. Previous high was 24Mbps.
    01-15-12 09:02 AM
  22. melb_me's Avatar
    Same thing here
    01-15-12 09:14 AM
  23. ralfyguy's Avatar
    On my Netgear Router there isn't any option to just choose between g or n and such only. All there is is up to 150 or up to 300 or b only. What does all that mean?
    01-15-12 09:17 AM
  24. rkennedy01's Avatar
    Got a full 54Mbps on 802.11g and 65Mbps on 802.11a/n mixed (see attached).

    Of course, this is standing next to the router. And I'm a bit surprised at the poor showing on 802.11a/n. But I'm working from a 2Mbps ADSL connection so anything above that is gravy when browsing. :-)

    RCK
    01-15-12 09:56 AM
  25. ralfyguy's Avatar
    My Netgear DGN3500 is about a year old. Seems like it is already outdated. Or are all you of you with better connection showing on the 2.0 beta?
    01-15-12 10:01 AM
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