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[Q] Is there a problem with Android and Wifi LAN Speeds?

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Default [Q] Is there a problem with Android and Wifi LAN Speeds?

Something strange going on with all my android devices.. i got a Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 7 2013, Sensation and Desire...

All running 4.2.2 or later.. Every single one of them can only get approx 1.6-1.9 MBytes per second on my Wireless N network... Even holding the device directly above the modem.

I have 2 Windows Laptops.. One crappy Atom Netbook and another Pentium M.. Both get 7-9MBytes per second even 10-15 metres away from my router.. So it aint my router..

Whats up with Android and crappy wireless transfer rates? Really pissing me off as i want to stream 720p movies to them from a Windows share.. though it keeps stuttering..

Is their a tweak? a setting? a kernel which can get this working faster for me?

Little help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
Current:
2014 - Nexus 7 2013 - SlimROM
2013 - Nexus 4 - SlimROM
Previous:
2012 - Nexus 7 2012 - SlimROM
2012 - HTC Sensation - Cyanogenmod 11 - Cache Partition used as Swap
2010 - HTC Desire - CarbonROM 4.4.2 - My Alarm Clock
2009 - HTC Touch Diamond - Touch Revolution ROM
2007 - HTC Atom - Lots of Registry tweaks
2006 - HTC Typhoon - Lots of Registry tweaks
2005 - HTC Voyager - Lots of Registry tweaks

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Actually just found out it only happens with file explorers (Solid & ES) trying to bring down files from the SMB Windows Share...

If i put on a simple FTP server on my device i can get 5-7MB/s straight away!

This is great for files transfer though still leaves my unable to stream movies...

what is wrong with the way android access SMB???
Current:
2014 - Nexus 7 2013 - SlimROM
2013 - Nexus 4 - SlimROM
Previous:
2012 - Nexus 7 2012 - SlimROM
2012 - HTC Sensation - Cyanogenmod 11 - Cache Partition used as Swap
2010 - HTC Desire - CarbonROM 4.4.2 - My Alarm Clock
2009 - HTC Touch Diamond - Touch Revolution ROM
2007 - HTC Atom - Lots of Registry tweaks
2006 - HTC Typhoon - Lots of Registry tweaks
2005 - HTC Voyager - Lots of Registry tweaks

Xda Member since 2005.
 
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Thanks Meter 26
Posts: 394
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: AU
i give up.. setup a DLNA server on my PC.. installed a DLNA player. Job Done.
Current:
2014 - Nexus 7 2013 - SlimROM
2013 - Nexus 4 - SlimROM
Previous:
2012 - Nexus 7 2012 - SlimROM
2012 - HTC Sensation - Cyanogenmod 11 - Cache Partition used as Swap
2010 - HTC Desire - CarbonROM 4.4.2 - My Alarm Clock
2009 - HTC Touch Diamond - Touch Revolution ROM
2007 - HTC Atom - Lots of Registry tweaks
2006 - HTC Typhoon - Lots of Registry tweaks
2005 - HTC Voyager - Lots of Registry tweaks

Xda Member since 2005.
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