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Mobile data speed

by Kaldeh / March 24, 2018 4:10 PM PDT

Why do speed test for mobile data indicate high speed(5mbps) but when browsing the speed goes low to below 100kbps. What is the difference between doing a speed test and web browsing

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That's easy to explain.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2018 4:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Mobile data speed

Speed test sites often pick a server near you to give maximum speeds possible.

Go on a web site and it may be far away and outside the carrier network and the speed plummets.

So while I think that's the easy explainer you will have folk ask again Why?

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How to achieve the high speed
by Kaldeh / March 24, 2018 4:23 PM PDT

I'd there a way to achieve the high speed while browsing

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Yes but will normal folk do this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2018 4:26 PM PDT

If it was my office I could deploy a SQUID CACHING SERVER so I essentially get my very own CDN (content delivery network.)

Mildly advanced but to prove the point there's always a way.

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Number of requests
by Kaldeh / March 24, 2018 4:33 PM PDT

Does number of requests on a webpage affect the speed

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DEFINITELY.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2018 5:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Number of requests

That's on the web for your research but I'm going to date myself here as I share I was on a GPS Cellular Tracker team. Hardware and software. The current 2G modem we used would only permit 4 IP connections concurrently. It was the cheapest cellular modem and GPS card of the day so my bet was this was why. I can't answer what new systems support but again, DEFINITELY can cause throughput issues.

Note: Edited for spelling.

Post was last edited on March 24, 2018 5:08 PM PDT

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