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

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By Sage, Senior Member on 5th January 2014, 12:30 AM
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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.

5th January 2014, 06:16 AM |#2  
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???
5th January 2014, 08:24 AM |#3  
i give up.. setup a DLNA server on my PC.. installed a DLNA player. Job Done.
10th December 2014, 09:15 AM |#4  
Originally Posted by Sage

i give up.. setup a DLNA server on my PC.. installed a DLNA player. Job Done.

I hope this helped some people.
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