Tethering?

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  1. kh14 macrumors member

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    will the internet connection through tethering on the iPhone 3.0 be a fast connection or just be an average one? Lemme know:)
     
  2. renewed macrumors 68040

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    It will be 3G speeds.
     
  3. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    It will be 3G speeds, unless if the speeds are faster than the USB cable can handle.
    In that case, the limit will be how fast your USB cable can transfer the data.
     
  4. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Hah. USB 2.0 has a max speed of 480 Mbit/s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_2.0#USB_2.0

    The fastest 3G connection I've ever got on my iPhone with AT&T was only around 400 kbit/s. Not even if the iPhone was HSPA+ capable (max speed 42 Mbit/s, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSPA%2B) would it be able to max out the pipe that USB 2.0 provides.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    3G speeds depends. 3.6 Mbps with current iPhone 3G and possibly 7.2 Mbps with the next iPhone.

    USB 2.0 (current) handles 480 Mbps, which is more or less 470 Mbps more than 3G.

    Not even 4G LTE technology can come close to USB 2.0 standard speed. 4G caps at a theoretical 120 Mbps still shy of the 480 Mbps.
     
  6. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Oh and kh14, please change your signature, it's violating the forum rules.
     
  7. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    Why do you think he posted a thread with such an obvious answer? Someone wants attention on his signature...
     
  8. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for you great answer, why post if you have nothing to add?

    ..pretty sure your lack of a comment breaks the forums rules as well :p
     
  9. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for you great answer, why post if you have nothing to add?

    ..pretty sure your lack of a comment breaks the forums rules as well

    This is fun, isn't it :D
     
  10. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    contradiction? :)


    your speed might be a little faster than USB than creating an adhoc wifi network like you do with PDAnet. but i doubt it would be more than 2-5kb/s faster
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I find it easier saying +1 agrees with whatever I give that +1 to. I also expect people to understand that it means that.

    Edit - BTW, I edited my post to reflect why I agreed/disagreed.
     

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