Froyo 2.2 Hotspot Tethering ProblemsSupport


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  1. unquick

    unquick Member This Topic's Starter

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    Has anyone else notice the slow tethering speed on Froyo (FRF91)?

    I ran speedtest on 3 devices while tethering is turned. Here are the result:
    Nexus One (the tethering host device): 2Mbit/s down, 600Kbit up
    My laptop on WIN 7 (connect to the hotspot): 200Kbit/s D, 600Kbit up
    Ipad (connected to the hotspot): 400Kb down, 600Kb up

    The slow speed really annoys me. Even youtube is not watchable at the lowest quality setting.

    However, the upload speed is actually stay unaffected in all 3 situations, which made me think somehow the speed is controlled by Froyo.

    Any suggestion on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.

    P.S. I am on Rogers network.
     

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  2. theartfullodger

    theartfullodger Well-Known Member

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    a) Buy a dedicated 3G wifi Router
    b) Wait till the next release...
    c) Be grateful you didn't suffer the speeds I started with in IT - 2,400 bps (!) - and that was if you could make it work - in 1974... IBM Mainframe to mini-computer...

    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
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  3. ianr

    ianr Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, odd, I was getting 2Mbits/s from my linux box when attached to my Wifi tether across 3G, so it can do it, I don't think it's a hardware or software limitation.
     
  4. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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    Might it be something to do with your carrier? Do you know anyone with an N1 to see what they are getting..maybe on Rogers to get an idea.
     
  5. unquick

    unquick Member This Topic's Starter

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    After a little bit testing, here is something that I have found interesting so far...

    For my laptop, I was able to get 3Mbit/s while it is plug-ed in. When it runs on battery only, I get 300Kbit/s. However, the Ipad testing result remained the same. It wasn't able to hit the 1Mbit/s mark.

    It made me believe that the wifi tethering speed is depending on your wifi signal. Higher power = Faster speed

    Unfortunately, I do not have other devices that are capable of testing. It would be interesting to see how things could be turned out differently on a Mac.
     
  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    We had a 300 bps acoustic coupler in the "computer lab" of the high school I attended in the early '70s. And keyboard input with output to a line printer ... no terminal. And we'd have to scratch our programs on the cave walls with flint ... that is if the T-rex didn't eat you first. ;)
     
  7. loganss

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    @unquick: How far away was you N1 while you were testing and what was the WiFi signal strengh (i.e. Excellent, Good, Low, Very Low)?

    Your testing device's distance from the AP/hotspot definitely matters.
     
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    unquick Member This Topic's Starter

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    They were virtually next to each other in all testings.
     
  9. loganss

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    @unquick: Your second post confuses me and seems to contradict your first post.

    From what I read in your first post you recorded that your N1 was capable of an upper limit of 2Mbps d/l and .6Mbps u/l. The two devices you connected to the hotspot never got a download speed anywhere close to that.

    But in your second post you mentioned your laptop getting over that 2Mbps d/l limit you mentioned in the first post and acheiving 3Mbps d/l speeds. ??

    Did you have a consistent number of bars in 3G when you tested each device? There was a big difference for me when I used speedtest at 4bars versus 3bars.
    During testing you should ...
    - place your phone down on a desk
    - monitor that the phone's signal strength remains fairly constant (i.e. consistent bars or better yet consistent dB signal strength)
    - run speed test on your N1 without picking it up (hotspot off)
    - turn hotspot on
    - test the speeds of your other devices making sure not to move the N1 and verifying that the signal remained consistent.
     

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