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Old 12-02-2007, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I be getting broadband speeds? Because I'm not, even with a good signal.

I timed it once it was like 28 seconds for a mostly basic page with some scripts on it on EDGE and 22 seconds on wi-fi.

Seems too marginal, am I doing something wrong?
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The main limitation is the processor speed of the device itself!

I forgot who but someone did a speed test between wifi and edge, I believe edge actually won
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While browsing is faster on WiFi under default settings, you have to select "WiFi Browser" mode to see more significant speed gains. Under default settings, you are still going through your BIS/BES web proxy, which is converting the pages you are viewing (e.g., things like re-compress images with much higher compression ratio to save on bandwidth). The proxy slows things down considerably, such that it becomes the limiting factor. However, in "WiFi Browser" mode, you will lose connection when you leave WiFi coverage while the other browser modes will fall back to the cellular network automatically. I have separate bookmarks for a few sites, one with the "Internet Browser" selected and one with "WiFi Browser" because of this.
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