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Multiple Phone Wireless Tether

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by NotTechSpeccd, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. NotTechSpeccd

    NotTechSpeccd Lurker
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    I have a hypothetical question, and while I'm sure someone has surely thought of it before, I can't seem to ask google the right way to find it.
    A long time ago, when we were still using those screaming demons called modems, it was believed that the only way to increase your connection speed was to use multiple modems, each with a cat5 port in the computer. It was called stacking, or something like that.
    After massively enjoying the process of rooting my Evo, my first ever >free, non-metropcs phone, this got me to thinking. If I have two rooted android phones, can I somehow sync their tether, using a program on the pc to organize which phone downloads which parts of a webpage or file, essentially doubling my connection speed? It seems viable, very possible, leading me to believe that it can be done and is being done and I simply haven't found it yet. This is where I learned how to root, and I'm sure someone here will have an answer, so thanks in advance. :)

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  2. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    Im sure this would work exactly like the old methods of shotgunning modems......... the only problem is..... just like it was then........ and always will be Im sure.........multiple connections cannot double your connection speed...... it just gives you multiple connections........... you cannot d/l certain parts of a webpage or a file with each connection........its all or nothing on each connection........ thats how computers work

    the only advantage this gives you is "multitasking".......... you can d/l a huge file with 1 connection while surfing the web or d/l a different file with the other connection
  3. Deleted User

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    lol it did give you a theoretical double of speed. alienware used to sell these modems when we had internet connections that were not as fast as today. i think you are slightly mistaken on how it works copestag.

    with that in mind.. with a program that can regulate how it receives data, this will be possible.

    PS. does your period key still show up after all those massive jabs you take at it.
  4. ironmask

    ironmask Android Enthusiast

    Jeez! I t thought it was just me being stoned and thinking of double tethering as well... I guess the way it works now is ok.. atleast you have 2 bandwidths. in a sense, to work with.. This is kinda cool! :D

    Just thought I'd at my 2 cents to the conversation at my home forum family! :)

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