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I get 150+ Mbps on my Note 8, and 6 Mbps with it through PDAnet

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by justjospeh, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. justjospeh

    justjospeh Lurker
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    So there's a bottleneck...
    What is it, and is there anything I can do about it?
    Tethering at 6Mbps is really slow, especially when my phone by itself shows 150+ download speeds.

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    who is your carrier? it is most likely throttled by them.
  3. justjospeh

    justjospeh Lurker
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    I had Sprint since '04, now TMobile. I have the "everything plan". I use it as my main online connection and I use a ridiculous amount of data, always have.
    Speeds haven't changed on my Pdanet USB connection, but my phone is MUCH faster lately. ( so much for throttling)
    I just wondered if there is any way to get some of that lightning to my laptop via Pdanet or other 3rd party app.
    Ive heard about MIDI, Klink ( a truly worthless download, IMO, got me to 8 Mbps)
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    If you do have the everything plan, why not just turn on Android's native tethering? It may very well be that pdanet is you bottleneck.
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  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    that was going to be my next point.
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  6. justjospeh

    justjospeh Lurker
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    Uhhh, because I don't want a massive tethering bill from TMobile?
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I believe PDAnet uses a proxy in order to provide their tethering service. and it could the speed of the proxy that's the bottleneck?
    Just a guess of course, I've never had to deal with carrier restricted tethering myself.
  8. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

    Was the phone purchased from t-mobile or is it unlocked?

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