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Old 06-30-2007, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I have successfully gotten my pearl to tether as a laptop modem, but I can only get up to like 128k on windows because of the dial up option. Any other way to up the ante in windows for more kbps??
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That's pretty much all you're going to get. This is a limitation of the EDGE technology. Until 3G rolls out, your only option for broadband-type speeds via a cell phone would be EVDO, but that would require a CDMA provider.
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Until 3g rolls out? Uh, it has been out for a long time now on Cingular, just not on BB handsets! I also have an HTC TyTN and can tell you that 3g rocks. Unfortunately, it also sucks battery life and WM completely sucks as a phone OS which is why my main phone is a pearl. But I'll take the TyTN and swap SIMs if I know I'll be travelling without steady net access. I get between 700 and 1200 kbps using the TyTN as a modem.

Hey, another thing you can try to speed things up when using your BB as a modem: some dial-up accellerator software. Some report that it increases perceived speed by as much as 5x.
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