iPad 3G vs wifi iPad+MyWi

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  1. thrill5one6 macrumors regular

    thrill5one6

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    Are there any comparisons of the iPad over 3G and the wifi iPad connected thru MyWi?
    Are the speeds similar?

    Dumb question, but would the connection really be faster without WEP security/password on?
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    That really depends on the speed of your wifi connection.
     
  3. thrill5one6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was referring to using the jailbroken app "MyWi" via the iPhone 3GS compared to using an iPad with 3G built in
     
  4. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    I found myself in a good 3G area at the weekend.
    MyWi gave very good speeds. For web-browsing, it felt comparable to WiFi speeds.

    Not used a 3G iPad - but I would be surprised if it was much faster.

    The real downside of MyWi is the battery burn rate on the iPhone.
    And you have to turn it off, and re-boot the phone to kill it.

    C.
     
  5. thrill5one6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    My top speeds from SpeedTestHD was
    12.34Mbps on my home wifi and 617Kbps from the "MyWi" app via the iPhone 3GS.
    Anyone have a speed test for their 3G iPad?
     
  6. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    I didn't benchmark the connection I got, but I was getting performance that must have meant a much faster connection than that.

    But this was in the UK - where the 3G might be a little quicker.

    C.
     
  7. dstar macrumors regular

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    I never had to reboot to kill it. I just bring up my background apps and close it.
     
  8. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    I am new to this Jailbreaking shizzle.
    How do I do that?

    And more to the point, why does the developer of the app not do it in code.
    Or is that a dumb question?

    C.
     
  9. nikhsub1 macrumors 68010

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    I have gotten over 2Mbps over 3G here in Los Angeles. The thing that sucks about it is the latency... 250ms or so, quite high.
     
  10. iPadztr macrumors 6502

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    ya.. latency sucks, but the dload speeds goes over 2Mbps for most of the time..
     
  11. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    i download at 600k/sec with mywi :)

    it's great. i love it so much.
     
  12. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Despite the MyWi setup working fine I'm considering selling my 16W for a 16G just for the convenience of the built in connection.
     
  13. ReallyOldGuy macrumors regular

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    i Have both 32w and 32g with mywi on 3gs. side by side tethered with "my3G" app running they are so close in speed its hard to tell.
    MyWi
    up .2
    dn 1.7

    3G
    up .26
    dn 2.1
     
  14. dstar macrumors regular

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    I have proswitcher and backgrounder installed. It's configured that when I hold the home button momentarily, it'll bring up my apps that are running.
     
  15. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    MyWi speed test

    Just tested using Speedtest HD. Got 7.1 megabits!
    This is through my iPhone 3G - not using WEP

    So it is certainly fast enough.

    Now I need to turn it off.

    C.
     
  16. thrill5one6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I wanted to know, good to hear that im not missing much
    Thanks
     
  17. thrill5one6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dumb question, but would the connection really be faster without WEP security/password on?
     
  18. ShaqFu macrumors member

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    Love it

    I am getting 1.49 download speed on my freshly jail broken 3G phone.

    I am really enjoying my iPad (32GB Wifi).

    Posting this from iPad.
     
  19. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    MyWi always runs int he background so you don't have to Background the app.
     
  20. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    My guess is that there would be some cost to encrypting the data.

    C.
     

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