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Wi-Fi Speeds You Can Expect With C Spire Fiber

Published 12/16/2015 03:41 PM   |    Updated 09/29/2016 02:23 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.

Device 802.11 version Maximum expected speed
Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 802.11ac 180Mbps - 390Mbps
Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3 802.11ac 90-98Mbps
Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note II 802.11n 90Mbps
Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy SII, Galaxy Note 802.11n 90Mbps
Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy S 802.11n 32Mbps

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.

Device 802.11 version Maximum expected speed
iPhone 6/6 Plus 802.11ac 90Mbps - 195Mbps
iPhone 5/5s/5c 802.11n 90Mbps
iPhone 4s and earlier 802.11n 32Mbps

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.

Device 802.11 version Maximum expected speed
iPad Air 2 802.11ac 180Mbps - 390Mbps
iPad Air 802.11n 180Mbps
iPad mini 2/3 802.11n 180Mbps
iPad mini 802.11n 90Mbps
iPad (full size) 802.11n 90Mbps

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.

Device Release Date 802.11 version Maximum expected speed
MacBook Pro and Air 2014 802.11ac 390Mbps - 585Mbps
MacBook Pro 2013 802.11ac 293Mbps
MacBook Air 2013 802.11ac 195Mbps
MacBook Pro 2011 - 2012 802.11n 270Mbps
MacBook Air 2011 - 2012 802.11n 180Mbps
MacBook 2009 - 2011 802.11n 180Mbps
MacBook Air 2008 - 2010 802.11n 90Mbps
MacBook Pro 2007 - 2010 802.11n 180Mbps
MacBook 2007 - 2008 802.11n 90Mbps
All models Before 2007 802.11a/b/g 32Mbps

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.

Release Date 802.11 version Maximum expected speed
2013 - 2014 802.11ac 180Mbps - 390Mbps
2013 - 2014 (high-end gaming PCs only) 802.11ac Up to 585Mbps
2012 802.11n 180Mbps - 270Mbps
2007-2011 802.11n 32-90Mbps
2006 and earlier 802.11b/g 20Mbps

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.

Release Date 802.11 version Maximum expected speed
2015 802.11ac 180-390Mbps
2013-2014 802.11ac 180-195Mbps
2010-2014 802.11n 180Mbps

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.

Device 802.11 version Real World Speed max
XBOX ONE 802.11 a/b/g/n 250Mbps
XBOX 360 802.11 g/n (via Dongle) 180Mbps
PS4 802.11 b/g/n 250Mbps
PS3 802.11 g 35Mbps
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