I tethered a couple of times with my new 8830, but this is the first time I have done a speed test. The connection does not seem that slow, but the tests don't report very good speeds. The VZAccess Manager reports max speeds way higher than the speed test. This was done using my notebook (vista), VZAccess Mgr reporting 4 bars (full) strength connected via USB to my 8830. The Verizon guy at the store said I would get Rev. A speeds, but I think I am seeing Rev 0 speeds. They actually seem lower. Compared to the speed tests on DSLReports.com run from the USB and wireless cards that run full Rev. A speeds my tethering is dragging!
Is this the norm? Just checking - Thanks!