Networking is definitely not my strong point and I have a tendency to waffle on so forgive me.
What I am trying to establish is what effect the host and router wireless adapter have on your internet speed.
I recently went to a location where the internet speed was reaching 50Mbps download and 50Mbps upload (via ethernet) as according to ookla speedtest.net. When disconnecting from the Ethernet and using wireless (2m from the router) on my laptop (Wireless Adapter 150Mbps) I receive the same speed give or take a few Mb. However, on my iPhone 4s I received say 34Mbps download from speedtest.net. On another mobile they were receiving 15Mbps, I am not 100% of the make of this phone, but needless to say it was no iphone or samsung galaxy.
Please can someone confirm whether the speed of the adapter on the host and on the router impact on the speed received and if so how would I calculate the likely speed.