Wireless Tether Speed Drops to 0 Very Often, No Apparent Reason

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    Hello everyone. I use a Motorola Droid 1 running Peter Alfonso's latest GPA rom (actually it says GPA16, which is weird because I believe I downloaded GPA17 but... nevertheless), running Gingerbread. I have to use Wireless Tether for my internet because I live in the middle of nowhere. It was running fairly well for a few months, occasional speed dropd but not too bad.

    But as of late it's been horrible. I've hardly been able to use the internet on my computer in the past 6 hours, there is just no speed. It may come back for 5 minutes, but then it's gone again. It's driving me insane. I have no problems using the internet on my phone.

    I was wondering if anyone had any potential answers. If any more information is needed I would be glad to give it. Thank you for reading.

    Also I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this question. Please point me where to go if so.

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    Try my deprimed kernel and see if you have the same issue.

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    Would it work even though I'm not using Bugless Beast?

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    EDIT: sorry, looked at the wrong topic, not deprimed. XD
     
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    Well the kernel should behave on most any gingerbread revision, it was specifically designed for cyanogen mod but works on other roms.
     
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    So far it's working, I just rebooted my phone, booted up Wireless Tether and here I am on my computer. Thank you very much! I'll let you know if I start having problems again
     
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    Aaand my upload speed dropped to 0 after a couple minutes, rendering anything impossible :(

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    Im with you. I have the same issues and haven't been able to figure it out. Hopefully somebody can figure this out. Its obnoxious trying to fill out job apps on my phone .
     
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    When you using it, do you get text messages?
     
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    Could you provide a log when this happens? There are many applications to help obtain the system log in the market.
     
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    Mithu - Sometimes. I know that causes lag spikes, but this is CONSTANT disappearing speed, for stretches of time, not necessarily when texts are going to and fro

    prime - I changed ROMs to Cyanogenmod 7 (partially to see if it would help, partially because GPA felt too much like stock) but I'm still having the issue, so I'll try to post a log perhaps by tomorrow night.
     
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    I can't successfully gget a system log. I've tried 3 different applications but none of them seem to do anything. Logcat I thought would work, but the log was just blank when I tried to view it. So I'm really clueless on what to do. Since this is my sole internet this is really becoming a problem, and is very disheartening. I notice that it is only upload speed that ever drops, but it drops and will stay at about 1 kbs, enough that it can't communicate with DNS servers so even normal internet browsing is impossible.

    Still works fine on the phone, though. I updated the wifi feather app as well, it worked for about 3 minutes and then dropped again.

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    Perhaps your being throttled by Verizon for tethering without paying, I can't see any other explanation without viewing the system log to verify no other issue exists.
     
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