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Old 04-14-2007, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now, I have my 8100 hook up to my computer using the USB. I use it mostly for the Internet.

I know you can hook it up using bluetooth instead of using the USB.

I am wondering if there's a different of speed if you hook it up using bluetooth? Or is the speed is about the same?

The reason I am asking this, several months ago, I try to do it with my old 8100 and use my old laptop computer. I went though lots of trouble to get it to work without success.

Now since I have a new laptop which I got few months ago and a new 8100 white, I wondering if there's a different in speed before I try this again.
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Max Burst speed of bluetooth is 460kbps, usb 2.0 bursts WELL over that, and averages higher than 460kbps, so if you are using it for a tethered access to the internet on your laptop....bluetooth will be SSSSLLLLOOOOWWWW...

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How fast is EDGE exactly? I mean if its slower than the avg speed of bluetooth then it doesn't matter does it.
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I am not sure of the speeds of EDGE, I know from an EVDO standpoint, it's like dialup vs highspeed

Hope someone else can clue you in on the avg and burst speeds of EDGE

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I heard the Edge is around 128k. Right now I am connected at 115.2k.

Thanks for the answer. I guess I will just stick with the USB.
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