Crazy fast 3g wifi tether

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  1. ænyoc

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    Was visiting relatives about an hour outside San Francisco and twice got crazy fast 3g speeds while using wifi tether 3.1-pre111. Mind you, this is not a 4g area. Both times it happened it lasted about 15-20 minutes. Once was Saturday night, the other Sunday afternoon. Here's a screenshot of Sunday's speed.

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    This is about 5-6 times faster than my usual 3g tether speeds... Christmas present from big red?

    Side note - this happened the first time just after I downloaded 3.1-pre111. Maybe there's some goodies inside? (Pure speculation, of course)

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    that's odd.....even says 3g lol.

    Welp can't complain I guess?
     
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    No kidding. I was definitely outside
    4g range... by about 30mi. Even went to a VZW store to ask about 4g in the area and the rep said not unless I'm just outside San Francisco.

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    Not too surprising, since I've also seen pretty fast 3G tether speeds. Hit up to 1400kbps on my D2G at one point, just seeing how fast I could push it. Tested it in the Boston area.
     
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    I've never hit over 600 before. Most of the time I'm in the 3-400range. Been tethering with my OGD for over a year and was for a week with the nexus before that happened. Now I'm back home with cable and 4g, but I'll be playing with it next time I'm in a 3g area.


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    i converted it and it is
    14.580469 mbps not bad when my fasted on 3g was 2.5 mbps. lol

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    I'm using this, and for some reason it only works for about 30 minutes and then stops.
    The app looks like it's running, but my PC doesn't see it.

    I had used it on my OG Droid and had no problems.
    I am NOT running any tasker or battery saver type programs that could conflict with the settings.

    Any thoughts on how to fix this?

     
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    Today I got it to go for about 5 hours before it dropped the connection.

    Could it be that my connection drops when the phone attempts to go to 1x?
    Or could it be some other fluke like that?

    Do we suppose a future update (radio, 4.0.3, etc) will fix it?
     
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    Down here in South MS I'm always hitting about 1400-1700 tethering

    a "slow day" is like 1200kpbs

    I thought that was normal......when I had to do a lot of traveling on the weekends I'd stream PPVs online w/my phone
     
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    I've been getting 1800 tonight with my DX

    X
     
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    howd you calculate? speeds are confusing to convert as you can see from this, there are many very similar ones

    i calculated it to be 1.866 mbps...i regularly get 2.5-3 mbps on my D1 on wifi tethering which would equal 2500-3000 kbps...btw wifi tether (at least the on on the D1) automatically converts kbps to mbps when it gets to about 2000 kbps...just an fyi
     
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    The quickest ghetto way to calculate Mbps to MB/s is if you have a 50Mbps line dived 50 by 8 and you have 6.25MB/s.. It's ghetto cause it should be 1024, so I have a 50Mbps connection but I download all day at 6.3MB/s and finally ghetto mbps to KB/s... 1 Mbps = 1000 kbps = 0.125 MB/s = 125 KB/s roughly... Make sense? Im really high right now

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