November 17th, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Tethering issues with MetroPCS 4g
I'm having some issues with tethering my Motion 4g on MetroPCS, that hopefully someone can help with.
I'll say, first off, that tethering itself is fine. Bitorrent downloads from my laptop are 400kb, which is lower than the 4mb the phone gets, but whatever. I'm not worried about that. My WorldofWarcraft gaming is fine, with 150ms avg ping time, so again, not worried about that.
My problem is that websites do not load, pretty much ever. Using Firefox, Chrome, IE9, anything... If i let the site sit there for 5mins, i *may* get some textual content, but the page itself never finishes loading. Sometimes, i can get gmail/gvoice to load, but so far, that's the only page that has ever completed.
I've tried changing the dns servers on my laptop, using: 126.96.36.199 and a couple from my pcs at work, as well, as the free wifi nearby. Results are the same.
I've used, primarily the 4g Mobile Hotspot app that's preloaded, but also pdaNet and Foxfi. I've used wifi and usb tethering. All results are the same.
Again, the *only* issue is websites will not load. Even though i can ping gmail with 100ms return, it won't load everytime, and when the few times it does load, it's still more than a min. I can ping mmo-champion, but it's never loaded (graphics/video heavy). Engadget has never loaded.
While i'm trying this on my laptop, i'm also loading it on the phone, which, of course, is fine.
Anyone have ideas to help?