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Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:47 pm
by baronpork
So, at last i got the gadget. Intended to use it to stream movies off local DLNA.
And apparently my mk802 is absolutely useless at it because i just cannot get anything faster than ~300-500 kbps out of it.
My network is fine, i have three other android devices that easily speedtest at 6-8 mbps. At the same time as mk802 is on and connected...
The other devices are SGS1 SGS2 and SG Tab 7". Even my old piece of junk HTC Touch Pro reaches up to 5mbps...

So, what gives ?

Tried testing with HDMI cable out - no change.
Tried connecting with hdmi cable out - no change as well.
Tried changing wifi channels - no change. Not that it would make any difference, there are no nearby Wifi to interfere...
Tried disconnecting my wireless analogue CCTV - no change.

So, any ideas ?

Re: Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:15 pm
by twjordo
please do not make multiple topics for your issue... i have deleted the other topic and no warning shall be issued due to the site being under construction and this may be a server error.

please try the new firmware update recently released and let us know if it solves your issue.

please post which app you used to test wifi speed and i will test on my device and post results for comparison.

thanks and enjoy the forum!!!

Re: Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:26 am
by r0ottm
Hello,
In my case, this issue was caused by included power adapter which either didnt supply enough power or caused some interference issues.
Try powering your device with some usb charger. I use my phone charger that claims to provide 700mA and everything works just fine. :D

Re: Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:40 pm
by baronpork
Well, original psu blew up right before i wrote initial post here... No change in mk802 units behavior afterwards, assume it didn't suffer any damage because same tests were performed pre and post psu blowup.

Now it is powered by my old HTC Touch Pro power supply, which is 5V 2A, as original was.

Did some experiments and results blew me off, the bad way. The unit still cant connect at any faster rate than ~300-500kbps down.
The real weird bit is that it JAMS all 2.4-2.5ghz range while uploading during speed tests... all wifi devices, wireless mice and keyboards, which i have 3 in the house stop working.

Router and network in general is functioning properly as per tests with multiple devices - Samsung Galaxy S, SII, Tab7, PS3, PSP, HTC Touch PRO, Asus netbook - all work, tested separately and simultaneously. As soon as mk802 starts UPLOAD speed test everything dies, mice and all... It jams IS OWN MOUSE while uploading...

I did HDMI pulling excercises, pre boot, post boot, pre speedtest, post speedtest... it doesnt work...

Definitely something wrong with radio...

I've already written to seller (ebay, HK) asking for refund.

Also a question popped up in my mind - are there any mk802 knockoffs yet ? (you get my train of thought here, dont you ?)

Re: Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:42 pm
by twjordo
there are re-branded mk802\'s ...one is called the z802

what app are you using to test speed so i can compare with your results please ????

Re: Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:46 pm
by baronpork
I use official speedtest.net from play store for android and their flash equivalent for pc testing...

Edit1 - all other devices test in range of 7 to 9 mbps, thats internet access speed. I get full pelt 54-130mbps wifi if i need something transferred via wifi...

Re: Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:56 pm
by twjordo
thanks i will try it soon and post results..... currently i am testing uberoid custom rom for the mk802 and have the device tied up atm....thanks!!!!

Re: Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:07 pm
by twjordo
ok just grabbed the app and ran test...here are my results to compare to yours

ping 90ms download 9399kbps upload 1156kbps

Re: Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:11 pm
by baronpork
Whats your Isp? Mine is o2 llu on o2 box iii. Router is crap but it works. Logic dictates fault in 802.

Re: Slow wifi for no apparent reason.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:12 pm
by twjordo
ran test again...this time in mbps


ping 56 dl 9.45mbps ul 1.14mbps