Tips Seriously, why is wifi teather so S L O W ????

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MisterB, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member
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    I have an evo. When I run speed test from the evo, it is blazing fast, but when I run speed test from a device connected through wifi over the evo, it is snail slow. Browsing the web is painfully slow. 56k slow. Feels like it is 1997 all over again.

    I am not rooted. I pay the monthly hot spot fee to sprint. This should be working better.

    Any settings I can change on the phone or the other devices sharing the hotspot to speed it up?
     

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  2. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member
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    Well that sucks. I pay for the Sprint HotSpot, too, and my speeds are faster than I expected. I average over 2 megs down and .5 up. I'm more than happy with it! :)

    Here is my latest with the wireless evo hotspot:

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 2118 kbps (264.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 558 kbps (69.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

    this is with speakeasy.net/speedtest
     
  3. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member
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    You pay for it, make Sprint fix it. If nothing else, a simple call will probably get your fee credited for this month.
     
  4. dan330

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    ^^^^ what he said...

    take it to a service center!
     
  5. stanglifemike

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    With Wifi Tether my connection on my laptop shows 15-20mbps, where with Sprint HotSpot my laptop shows 54mbps. I can also tell that my laptop IS much quicker when using hotspot as opposed to wifi tether...
     
  6. dan330

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    what?? are u sure of those numbers??
     
  7. tmwilsoniv

    tmwilsoniv Well-Known Member
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    I had this exact problem with Sprint's Hotspot for 3
     
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