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Anyway to make my Tethering connection more stable?


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  1. Bryan84

    Bryan84 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am using EasyTether via USB, but my connection often get drops. =( When I do an ipconfig, I still see my IP and my gateway and both I can ping with replies but yet I just cannot surf the Internet. Is there something I should do to make the connection more stable?

    can it also be because I used "adb -d forward tcp:2511 tcp:2511" for my EasySMS that is causing the unstable in USB? Like if the USB cannot handle more than one app? But when I disable this forwarder too, the connection is just as bad.

    Or should I try another Tethering app?

    Milestone, 2.1.

    Please help?
     

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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    There may be multiple reasons for this. First of all the tethering app, carrier signal, USB connection, carrier restrictions.

    1. Try another tethering app and if this continues to happen you will know it is the tethering app's fault and we will try some troubleshooting.
    2. Make sure you get good signal and there are no sudden drops and increases in it.
    3. Try different USB cables and make sure you do not use any cable extenders or hubs.
    4. The last one and I suppose this is the real reason is carrier restrictions or rather policy. Carriers have always been playing smart with mobile Internet and set their equipment up to make sure bandwidth is always available for those who use it at the specific time. Those who are connected, but the connection is idle (you are not using anything like browser etc.) will simply be disconnected to save the bandwidth for those actively using the Internet.
     
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    Bryan84 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for your reply! :D

    1. Any app that you might want to recommend?

    2. I always put the phone at the same spot when at my office desk, so this should not be a factor.

    3. Erm, yeah I'll try using the original usb cable that came with the phone tomorrow. Because at present moment in office, I use another usb cable. But no, I am not using any hub.

    4. Sometimes I do walk away from my desk a while and left my computer lock, and when I come back, connection drops. So yeah probably like you said, the carrier drops my connection. Any solution to keep my connection alive while AFK? Maybe like constantly ping an IP? :)
     
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    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    There are a few but I do not know all the names, you might want to check the MArket. The one I used myself was Wireless Tether which allowed you to create a WiFi hotspot and I have to admit the connection was pretty stable.

    My question is; how many bars do you get? Do you have GPRS, EDGE or HSDPA coverage there?

    Good

    As far as I remember, in my previous job there were people workig in the field and using mobile Internet and what they did to avoid this problem was use some websites that were created to self refresh. They would open their browser and keep that website open at all times and the website would refresh at given intervals and that was supposed to keep the connection alive.

    When trying to find the reason, try to do the steps described in my first post one by one so that when you solve the problem you actually know what was the solution to it.
     
  5. Bryan84

    Bryan84 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    1. I do have Wireless Tether but it does make my phone rather hot. Erm, anyway I thought USB would be more stable than Wireless?

    2. Alright will take note of that tomorrow.

    4. Alright cool idea. Thanks a lot! :D
     
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    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    The phone gets hot because its wireless radios are working. Nothing to worry about.
     
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    Bryan84 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So it's not true that USB is more stable than Wireless?
     
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    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    The interface itself maybe, but it is not about interface stability but about Internet connection, so you would need to check, you never know.
     
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    Bryan84 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay will try tomorrow. Thanks =D
     
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    Bryan84 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ermm, seems like switch from EasyTether to PdaNet, my connection is much more stable. So far this first move seems to be a good solution. However I face a secondary problem. I use EasySMS to view my SMS on my browser. That requires me to do a "adb -d forward tcp:2511 tcp:2511". Sadly when PdaNet is running, adb cannot find my device. Conversely, when adb.exe is running, PdaNet cannot connect. :( AHH!

    Know if there is a way I can work around?
     
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    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    Use WiFi/ BT to connect with the SMS app?
     
  12. Bryan84

    Bryan84 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hehe yah okay! :D
     

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