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How to test WiFi Speeds locally on Android and iPhone

Recently I got an iPhone 5 for my brother. As I am an Android user, this was the first time I was using iOS for a couple of days. I was just checking the phone out and found that the Internet on iPhone was slow over WiFi. I searched how to test wifi speeds and didn’t find anything helpful.

At first, I thought it was a faulty WiFi module, as the iPhone was used one.

Then I dig a little deep and found a really cool app that allows iOS as well as Android users to test WiFi Speeds to its max potential. This app helps in a situation where you just want to check the maximum speed your WiFi router is able to give or the maximum WiFi speed your smartphone can fetch from the access point.

How to test wifi speeds

The app is called “WiFi Sweetspot” and the main purpose of this app is to check the sweet-spot of your wifi coverage, Where you are able to get the maximum speed possible (Without compromising your comfort). Otherwise everyone knows, that wi-fi access points offer best speeds if the distance is the minimum.

WiFi Sweetspot is available at Apple’s App Store and Google Play store for free. You just have to download and install the app. Run the test by hitting start button. The app will start updating you with the current maximum wifi speed. You can check how fast your WiFi can go from a certain distance.

The maximum I was able to squeeze out of a Fiberhome b/g/n 150mbps router, was about 55mbps on an iPhone 5. I don’t know if it is good or not. Do tell me about your fastest wifi speed below.

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By Attiq Haroon

I am a blogger, having little knowledge of everything on MGeeky. Wordpress, Android, iOS, and very little knowledge of Linux.

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