HELPPPP...Big Tethering Problem

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  1. zornguy

    zornguy New Member

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    I recently upgraded from a phone that only had EV-DO capabilities. I use my cell to tether to my laptop. On my old phone I received great internet speeds for where I live, I could watch a video and only have to pause it maybe once or so. But on my new Moto Droid, I tether it using PDAnet, and with 2 bars showing and in 3G mode, I get AWFULLLLL (I mean dial up speed) internet service. I have been told by Verizon customer support that if I was getting good service on my old phone that only had EV-DO capabilities, then I should get even better service on my new droid. Is there something I can do? I'm not very tech savvy so that's why I'm asking for your help.
     
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    Your internet connection on your LAPTOP or your DROID is getting terrible speeds?? Explain a little more about the "service" too :)

    Brick

    PS. WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!!
     
  3. kristoff125

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    download the FCC speedtest app, then run a test on speedtest.net to see how the tethered laptop is, and please post the speeds of both, then we can see if it's a matter of the tether killing the speed, or the speed being bad in the first place.
    at home I have 1 bar and that was .17 mbps download, which is substantially faster than any dialup I've ever had.
     
  4. zornguy

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    LOL...I don't know if you're being facetious or serious but my internet speeds with this new droid SUCKS!!! Thats what I need help with.
     
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    I'm being serious lol. We need to know if its the Droid or the laptop getting the bad connection, usually when I tether my Droid, all the speed from my PC internet connection is lost, (I guess it is added to the Droid's connection) and my Droid gets a huge gain in internet speed. Also, are you using pdanet, the default 2.2 usb tether, or another app for tethering??

    Brick
     
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    I asked a simple question, download the FCC app, run it, write down the speed, then tether the laptop, run a speedtest.net speed test, write it down.
    put the two numbers you wrote down into a post, as brick said, tell us what tether app you use, and we can try to work with you.
     
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    He is using pdanet I just reread the first post, I don't have much experience with pdanet because I use the default android 2.2 usb tether, but there is another app you could try. Instructions: Download the first file to your computer, install it. Plug in your phone to your computer via usb, pull down the notification bar and mount the sd card to your computer. Download the second file, copy and paste it to the root of your sd card. OR!!!!! JUST DOWNLOAD THE 2ND FILE TO YOUR PHONE USING YOUR PHONES BROWSER AND INSTALL. Try this app and see if it works:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-applications/51553-just-got-email-tether-android-beta.html

    Hope it helps,
    Brick
     
  8. zornguy

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    When I typed in FCC speedtest it came back with no results but I downloaded one called Xtremelabs Speedtest and have been running it for about 15 minutes so far and it is showing that its complete and that the max download speed is 75kbps and the max upload is 64kbps for the droid I'm fixing to run one on my laptop. I'll post as soon as I know.
     
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    Just finished with speedtest.net. My download speed is 0.17mbps my upload speed is 0.22mbps. What app and files are you talking about brick? Sorry for the delay in posting, like I said it's running VERY slow.
     
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    And by the way kristoff, THAT IS THE MOST INSANE DOWNLOAD SPEED I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!! lol just thought I'd through that out there.....
     
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    just type in FCC and it's the only result =).
    Verizon Fios for my normal internet.