Hotspot: Bluetooth vs. Wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eddy Munn, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

    Dec 27, 2008
    Hello, my un-jailbroken iPhone 3GS only has Bluetooth or USB hotspot capabilities, unlike the iPhone 4 which also has a WiFi option.
    When connected to my iPad 2, Bluetooth is the only option to go for, so I was wondering, is the Bluetooth hotspot connection a lot slower than that provided by the iPhone 4's WiFi hotspot connection?
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Yes. I get 3-5mbps on 3G. Only 1.3ish tethered via bluetooth.

    However! Thats generally fast enough, BT seems to use less batt., and the connection is more persistent, doesn't d/c when locked.

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