Question about speeds

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I just did a speedtest on my PC and my phone. On the PC (desktop) connected wireless to my router I get 16.5 Mbps down. On my phone connected wireless to my router I get 4.5 Mbps down. Why such a large difference? Could it be my router (Asus RT-N12) or my phone ( LG G3). I'm on the Unlimited Bronze 12 plan.
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James Paramore

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Ok, just ran the test on my ipad and got 12.5 down. I'n thinking it's my phone.
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Lots of suggestions to be found:

https://www.google.com/search?q=LG+G3+slow+WiFi 
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Installed the DNSet Vpn as indicated on the fixes, but didn't help. I'm running Lollipop on the G3. It's a Tracfone with Verizon as the carrier. I think Verizon is throttling the speeds. 
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I don't think that is right though. The throttling would only affect the LTE data, not the WiFi connection. Actually I just did another test and got almost the same speeds on both the PC and phone, so I don't know. 
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I think you will find that you can get a different speed every time you run a speed test.  I just ran 3 of them and had 3-8mbs between them.  My suggestion is to stop running speed test and just enjoy your internet.  But that is IMHO.
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Oh, I'm enjoying it. I'm not a speed freak, I'm fine with my speeds and rarely check it. I was just curious as to why the difference. And was thinking of upgrading my phone.
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Several routers prioritize cell phones as low and allocate a maximum speed of 5 megs. Experienced this myself. QOS settings and and something called WMM generally control these.
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"Actually I just did another test and got almost the same speeds on both the PC and phone, so I don't know. "