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Wi-Fi Speeds You Can Expect With C Spire Fiber

Published 12/16/2015 03:41 PM   |    Updated 02/21/2017 05:22 PM

This article provides guidance about the Wi-Fi speeds you can expect with C Spire Fiber Internet. It contains a lot of detailed information to help you determine whether you're getting the fastest possible performance with your particular devices, or if you need to consider changing something in your environment or upgrading your device to get the Wi-Fi speed you want.


The speed guidance in this article is for Home Internet and Home Internet + Super HD™ TV service plans only. Actual transmission speeds will depend on your equipment.

See what speeds your device will get. See what speeds your device will get.

Important notes:

The speeds provided below were based on speeds we tend to observe in real-world conditions. Additional factors that can affect speed include:

  • The number of wireless devices connected to the network
  • The quantity and quality of content being downloaded or uploaded
  • The distance between the device and access point
  • Device characteristics, such as the 802.11 version

Connecting many wireless devices to a network at once can reduce the available bandwidth for each individual device. Reducing the number of devices connected to a network wirelessly might improve performance.

The following sections list the speeds you are likely to experience with C Spire Fiber Internet service based on device characteristics.


Mobile devices

Android™ phones and tablets

This section covers Android devices and similar phones released around the same time.

The speeds listed below represent the maximum realistic speeds to expect based on real-world conditions. Where a range is listed, the speed also depends on the Fiber equipment you have installed (such as device types/models, number of TV Boxes, locations of Fiber equipment relative to your own Wi-Fi devices). The 802.11 version definitely has an effect on speed capability, so it's included for your information.

Devices 802.11 version Same Room Next Room Across the house
Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5 802.11ac 180Mbps - 390Mbps 45Mbps - 97Mbps 11Mbps - 24Mbps
Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 7 (2013), Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3 802.11ac 90 - 98Mbps 22Mbps - 24Mbps 5Mbps - 6Mbps
Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note II 802.11n 90Mbps 22Mbps 5Mbps
Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy SII, Galaxy Note 802.11n 90Mbps 22Mbps 5Mbps
Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy S 802.11n 32Mbps 8Mbps 2Mbps

iPhone® devices

The speeds listed below represent the maximum realistic speeds to expect based on real-world conditions. Where a range is listed, the speed also depends on the Fiber equipment you have installed (such as device types/models, number of TV Boxes, locations of Fiber equipment relative to your own Wi-Fi devices). The 802.11 version definitely has an effect on speed capability, so it's included for your information.

Devices 802.11 version Same Room Next Room Across the house
iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus 802.11ac 200Mbps - 300Mbps 50Mbps - 75Mbps 12Mbps - 18Mbps
iPhone 6/6Plus /6s/6s Plus/SE 802.11ac 90Mbps - 400Mbps 22Mbps - 100Mbps 5Mbps - 25Mbps
iPhone 5/5s/5c 802.11n 90Mbps 22Mbps 5Mbps
iPhone 4s and earlier 802.11n 32Mbps 8Mbps 2Mbps

iPad® devices

The speeds listed below represent the maximum realistic speeds to expect based on real-world conditions. Where a range is listed, the speed also depends on the Fiber equipment you have installed (such as device types/models, number of TV Boxes, locations of Fiber equipment relative to your own Wi-Fi devices). The 802.11 version definitely has an effect on speed capability, so it's included for your information.

Devices 802.11 version Same Room Next Room Across the house
iPad Pro 802.11ac 180Mbps - 390Mbps 45Mbps - 97Mbps 11Mbps - 24Mbps
iPad Air 2 802.11ac 180Mbps - 390Mbps 45Mbps - 97Mbps 11Mbps - 24Mbps
iPad Air 802.11n 180Mbps 97Mbps 24Mbps
iPad mini 2/3 802.11n 180Mbps 97Mbps 24Mbps
iPad mini 802.11n 90Mbps 22Mbps 5Mbps
iPad (full-size) 802.11n 90Mbps 22Mbps 5Mbps

Computers

Mac OS® computers

The speeds listed below represent the maximum realistic speeds to expect based on real-world conditions. Where a range is listed, the speed also depends on the Fiber equipment you have installed (such as device types/models, number of TV Boxes, locations of Fiber equipment relative to your own Wi-Fi devices). The 802.11 version definitely has an effect on speed capability, so it's included for your information.

Devices Release Date 802.11 version Same Room Next Room Across the house
MacBook Pro and Air 2014 802.11ac 390Mbps - 585Mbps 97Mbps - 146Mbps 24Mbps - 36Mbps
MacBook Pro 2013 802.11ac 293Mbps 73Mbps 18Mbps
MacBook Air 2013 802.11ac 195Mbps 48Mbps 12Mbps
MacBook Pro 2011 - 2012 802.11n 270Mbps 67Mbps 16Mbps
MacBook Air 2011 - 2012 802.11n 180Mbps 45Mbps 11Mbps
MacBook 2009 - 2011 802.11n 180Mbps 45Mbps 11Mbps
MacBook Air 2008 - 2010 802.11n 90Mbps 22Mbps 5Mbps
MacBook Pro 2007 - 2010 802.11n 180Mbps 45Mbps 11Mbps
MacBook 2007 - 2008 802.11n 90Mbps 22Mbps 5Mbps
All models Before 2007 802.11a/b/g 32Mbps 8Mbps 2Mbps

Windows® computers

Since so many manufacturers produce Windows computers, they are listed by the year they were released.

The speeds listed below represent the maximum realistic speeds to expect based on real-world conditions. Where a range is listed, the speed also depends on the Fiber equipment you have installed (such as device types/models, number of TV Boxes, locations of Fiber equipment relative to your own Wi-Fi devices). The 802.11 version definitely has an effect on speed capability, so it's included for your information.

Devices Release Date 802.11 version Same Room Next Room Across the house
  2013 - 2014 802.11ac 180Mbps - 390Mbps 45Mbps - 97Mbps 11Mbps - 24Mbps
  2013 - 2014 (high-end gaming PCs only) 802.11ac Up to 585Mbps 146Mbps 36.5Mbps
  2012 802.11n 180Mbps - 270Mbps 45Mbps - 97Mbps 11Mbps - 24Mbps
  2007-2011 802.11n 32-90Mbps 8Mbps - 22Mbps 2Mbps - 5Mbps
  2006 and earlier 802.11b/g 20Mbps 5Mbps 1Mbps

Chromebooks

The speeds listed below represent the maximum realistic speeds to expect based on real-world conditions. Where a range is listed, the speed also depends on the Fiber equipment you have installed (such as device types/models, number of TV Boxes, locations of Fiber equipment relative to your own Wi-Fi devices). The 802.11 version definitely has an effect on speed capability, so it's included for your information.

Devices Release Date 802.11 version Same Room Next Room Across the house
  2015 802.11ac 180Mbps - 390Mbps 45Mbps - 97Mbps 11Mbps - 24Mbps
  2013-2014 802.11ac 180Mbps - 195Mbps 45Mbps - 97Mbps 11Mbps - 24Mbps
  2010-2014 802.11n 180Mbps 45Mbps 11Mbps

Gaming Systems

The speeds listed below represent the maximum realistic speeds to expect based on real-world conditions. Where a range is listed, the speed also depends on the Fiber equipment you have installed (such as device types/models, number of TV Boxes, locations of Fiber equipment relative to your own Wi-Fi devices). The 802.11 version definitely has an effect on speed capability, so it's included for your information.

Devices 802.11 version Same Room Next Room Across the house
XBOX ONE S 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 180Mbps - 390Mbps 45Mbps - 97Mbps 11Mbps - 24Mbps
XBOX ONE 802.11 a/b/g/n 250Mbps 62Mbps 15Mbps
XBOX 360 802.11 g/n (via Dongle) 180Mbps 45Mbps 11Mbps
PS4 802.11 b/g/n 250Mbps 62Mbps 15Mbps
PS3 802.11 g 35Mbps 8Mbps 2Mbps
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