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Old 09-02-2006, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am connecting about 76kbps or so on EDGE (it says EDGE at the top anyway). This seems super slow - what could be the problem? I was on the phone with Blackberry to set me up with it as a modem but just seems to drag. What can I expect to see?
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you notice when you use the BB browser (not tethered), half the time is wasted on "Requesting". The bar at the bottom just sits there requesting. Once it actually starts downloading, it goes relatively quick (not as fast as EVDO). Atleast until 3G networks hit mainstream US, you have to realize your getting the internet through you cell phone, it's not going to hit cable modem speeds.
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I agree - modem function of my 8707 when connected using 3G very poor when compared to performance of other 3g connections like my 3g data card or nokia 3g phone.
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i think i was getting 115kb - horribly slow! But ok to tether to the laptop when internet access is not available.
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i think i was getting 115kb - horribly slow! But ok to tether to the laptop when internet access is not available.
115kb is most likely the connection speed between your computer and 8700g. To get a closer estimate of your speeds go to a speed test website.
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i have now been able to get 150kbps or so thanks guys
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i have now been able to get 150kbps or so thanks guys
Thanks for letting us know, but tell us how you did it, and also how you know it has sped up.

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EDGE at best is I believe 120K
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its because its cingular
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i brought my t-mobile 8700g with me to europe -- i'm typing from spain right now. max speed i hit on the spanish movistar network and the french orange network is 926kbps, slower than the 115kbps i've gotten in the u.s.

according to the t-mobile installation instructions i used, i set up the 8700g as a 19900 standard modem, but i did change the max speed in properties to 115000. any other ideas to try?
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i brought my t-mobile 8700g with me to europe -- i'm typing from spain right now. max speed i hit on the spanish movistar network and the french orange network is 926kbps, slower than the 115kbps i've gotten in the u.s.

according to the t-mobile installation instructions i used, i set up the 8700g as a 19900 standard modem, but i did change the max speed in properties to 115000. any other ideas to try?
O, your saying that the speed you are connecting to the network is the number that pops up when it says "connected at X speed" after the modem connects? If so, I believe that speed is the connection between the modem and the computer, and not actually the speed of your connection. At least, I think that is what I have read here.

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O, your saying that the speed you are connecting to the network is the number that pops up when it says "connected at X speed" after the modem connects? If so, I believe that speed is the connection between the modem and the computer, and not actually the speed of your connection. At least, I think that is what I have read here.

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good to know, thanks (duh). weird still, that the speed between my pc and 8700g seems to differ, but i suppose it's a coincidence.

so, using a speed test site, i've ascertained that my approximate speed here in spain is ~34.6kbps. painful. and it can't be blamed on the lousy u.s. networks.
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