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Old 11-08-2008, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'd like to check my 3G speeds and would like a link to a mobile speed site for my bold. I tried a few and their not compatible with BB browser. Anyone know of any that work with a BB? TIA
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i second that emotion / request. here are some links i've found in my (thus far) unsuccessful attempts to find a speed test link that works on my new at&t blackberry 9000 bold. the cnet site below is the only one i've gotten to indicate has "started" a test, with a further message saying test may take several minutes to run, but then after waiting 5 or 10 minutes with no result, i give up. does anyone have a working site? can't imagine this could be so hard even for non-techies like me


CNET Bandwidth Meter: Online Speed Test - CNET Reviews

3G Speedtest on my Bold (screenshot) - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com

How Much Faster is a 3G BlackBerry? My Test Says 42.7% | BlackBerryNews.com

Wired.com's iPhone 3G Survey Reveals Network Weaknesses | Gadget Lab from Wired.com

bold / network robustness issues / any breakthroughs

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This is what I use.

http://www.texan.net/speed.htm
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thanks. in the meantime a much smarter friend than me sent this link

More BlackBerry Bold Browser Speed Trials Raise Questions, Problems | BlackBerry Cool

and had me enable javascript on the bold. that didn't fix anything on sites i had been trying. BUT, i tried your texan... site (WITH js enabled) and for the first time got some results back. not sure how to interpret, they read:

Your line speed:
14571.4

Kbps
1785.7

K bytes/sec

(then a red line going up above 2Mbps)

then i changed browser configuration so as no longer to support javascript, and instead prompt to enable... then the test would no longer run (or at least it would no longer give results)

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Using the site "powercx" posted, I show these results:

3G [turned the WiFi off]:

13161.3
1612.9

WiFi [turned the Mobile Network off]:

22666.7
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http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed
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that's one of the first ones i tried. it's never worked with my bold. today just now (and with javascript temporarily enabled) (and using internet, not blackberry, browser) here is my result:

Mobile speed test
why?
Test Not compatible with blackberry browsers
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that's one of the first ones i tried. it's never worked with my bold. today just now (and with javascript temporarily enabled) (and using internet, not blackberry, browser) here is my result:

Mobile speed test
why?
Test Not compatible with blackberry browsers


Change your emulation mode to firefox of internet explorer...PROBLEM SOLVED!
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THANK you. i searched the userguide for "emulation" and did not find. i'm sorry to ask such a dumb question, but if you could possible direct me exactly how and where to change this mode as you suggest, i'd be hugely grateful. i'm so thrilled i may close to solving this pesky problem, with your much appreciated help. thx
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THANK you. i searched the userguide for "emulation" and did not find. i'm sorry to ask such a dumb question, but if you could possible direct me exactly how and where to change this mode as you suggest, i'd be hugely grateful. i'm so thrilled i may close to solving this pesky problem, with your much appreciated help. thx
With the browser open, click the BlackBerry button (the one with the dots) to bring up the menu. Select Options->Browser Configuration->Browser Identification
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With the browser open, click the BlackBerry button (the one with the dots) to bring up the menu. Select Options->Browser Configuration->Browser Identification

yep...This is pretty much a MUST know for surfin the web...If you have trouble with rendering, try switching emulation modes....

It's pretty much the same thing as a regular computer. Some browsers display/work better than others on a site to site basis...
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ok, i got there and changed it to Firefox

and i received results from the dslreports site

thx so much and sorry i need manual-like spoonfeeding
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