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  1. DroidL

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    Just asking any one who has or can run speed tests of an iPod or iPad connected to the thunderbolt's wifi hot spot to post some numbers.

    One of the biggest reason I went for this phone was for the 4g hotspot because of how slow 3G felt when hoteliers to my incredible.

    I am not even getting 1 mbs out of it, while speed tests on the phone are showing nearly 10. To me this is barely acceptable for 3G let alone 4g.

    Getting ready to try and replace my phone with another or just return it.
     

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    Has anyone done any testing of the hot spot speed at all?
     
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    I'm getting 8+ down and 21+ up (WTF with that???) in central Houston using my iPod Touch and iPad 1.

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    My phone is not working right those are the numbers I get on my phone but the numbers I get on the Ipad and Ipod are bad by 3G standards.

    Max
     
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    How do you test this as a Hot Spot?
     
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    I receive about 5.5 mb/sec dl and 6 mb/sec upload on my iPad 2. However, there's a serious issue with mobile hotspot active as outlined here - Frequent disconnects from 4g and Mobile Hotspot - Verizon Wireless Community. The connection lasts only a few minutes before it starts cutting out, sometimes intermittently, sometimes for good, before I have to turn mobile hotspot and/or mobile data off and back on to get the next few minutes of use before rinsing and repeating again :(.
     
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    It's not just a 4G thing, as I had this same problem on 3G. Haven't noticed it so far on 4G, although this is my first full day of testing at work.

    I am getting around 11Mbps up and 12Mbps using the iOS Speedtest.net app on my iPad 2, which sounds great. The problem is this not resulting in a huge real world increase in browsing speed. Pages load a bit faster for sure, but my first tests with YouTube resulted in a steady but slow stream. Faster than 3G on my Incredible, which would usually crap out in the middle of trying to watch a video, but seemingly not nearly as fast as the speedtest suggests it should be.

    I haven't tried my laptop, which has been collecting dust since I got the first iPad, but some of this may be related to the iPad itself, which has had reported problems with speed while tethering. I even changed the DNS to OpenDNS and Google DNS with little change.
     
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    I used the hotspot to teather my Gtab and I ran a couple tests inside of my house and got on average I around 7mps down and 3mps up .. Which is about the same as my wifi... I did however use my hotspot to stream an entire hockey game to my Gtab and it worked very well
     
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    Did you try changing your DNS on the iPad to either OpenDNS or Google DNS?
     
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    Need one :(
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    Tethering to my laptop I get 18mbs down.. With my ipod 1mbs down...
     
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    WOW!!! That's great the highest downs I've seen our 16mbps but I'm usually around the 8-12 range
     
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    Well did a phone exchange today and still getting around 1 down on my Ipad 1

    very frustrating. This is the main reason I looked forward to a 4G phone.

    I guess I need to round up a laptop for some other testing.
     
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    Okc, OK

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    ha way to rub it in... I was able to get 18.5 down yesterday in a SW Denver Suburb about 15miles from the city. So that was impressive to me haha but I'm note getting anywhere near 25
     
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    This is on my iPad 2

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    And on my phone

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