Tethering supposed to be so slow?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by corriewf, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. corriewf macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if there is a conflict with my jailbreak or there is a problem with Windows 7, but tethering for me is beyond slow. I open up website and they partially load or don't load at all after sitting there for 5 minutes. I know tethering via bluetooth isn't supposed to be THAT fast but something seems wrong. Do you all have similar issues with tethering? Anyone with windows 7 having the same problem? Is there something I am doing wrong? I have tethering on, sleep set to never, connected using "as access point ".

    * Tethering is enabled via Sinful hack *
     
  2. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Maybe youre in a weak 3G area or somehow, which is nearly impossible with AT&T, the network could be slow. :p
     
  3. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tested at my house, get between 3 bars and 5 bars with 3G. : - / Wonder if I would get a better experience with pdanet or something?
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    The amount of bars shown doesn't indicate speed. You can have five bars and get edge speeds. Pdanet would be no different.
     
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  6. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If the speed checks out, what could I troubleshoot next? Will test the speed in a bit. :)
     
  7. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    If you have a slow 3G connection, there really is nothing you can do to improve it other than trying another part of your house. The rest is up to AT&T to improve on.
     
  8. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I have tested. I am getting 1.378 mbps download and 232kbps upload. Is this bad? In my opinion it doesn't seem bad for download but slow upload. I should still be seeing faster connections me thinks.
     
  9. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Both of those speeds are good. Did you test this on your iPhone, or on your tethered PC?
     
  10. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tested on my iPhone.
     
  11. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Do a speed test on the computer with it tethered.
     

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