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Root Wifi Tether Very Slow

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thegift_curse, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. thegift_curse

    thegift_curse Well-Known Member
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    I've just installed Bugless Beast 0.7.5 yesterday (loving it so far, OC'd to 800mhz), but the wifi tether is running very slow. I'm using the Wireless Tether for Root Users app, and I'm getting terrible speeds.

    Speeds I'm getting are: 634kbps down, 106kbps up. Is this normal or is something wrong with my setup?
     

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  2. Kirch21

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    hmmm not sure about the speeds, but always keep in mind your tapping wifi from your cell phone
     
  3. Fabolous

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    Those sound like pretty reasonable speeds. Try running the Ookla Speedtest.net app on your phone and seeing if you get similar results.

    Not everyone can be as lucky as me and have 1.5Mbps down/600kbps up :D
     
  4. Fadelight

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    I hate you both. I max out at 453kbps. :(



    Excuse me... I am going to go sit in the corner and cry now.
     
  5. Fabolous

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    Hey, at least your internet isn't censored in (South) China! heh
     
  6. meekrab

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    That's not outrageously slow. I've seen speeds close to 2 mbps and as low as yours depending on location and signal strength.
     
  7. Fadelight

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    Nope, but my ISP has a virus which is throttling bandwidth from Portland to Bangor every single day. 25Mb/s from 3am to 3pm, then it starts to trickle down. By 9PM I am operating at .14Mb/s. It has been like this for three weeks. :(

    That is how I know how fast my tethering is. It is currently 4x the speed of my ISP at 9pm. :mad:
     
  8. thegift_curse

    thegift_curse Well-Known Member
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    Hmm ok then, just wonderin, thanks guys
     
  9. jbarrett020

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    i just pinged 3500 ms on speedtest.net

    thats about as bad as it gets
     
  10. ianthomas

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    I can't e ven get mine to work
     
  11. jbarrett020

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    give us more info, ill try to help
     
  12. nardothegr8

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    Mine is painfully slow as well. I am running bugless beast and I get 60-160 kbps. I show 3G with at least 2 bars. Any idea what's going on?
     
  13. meekrab

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    Download the speed test app from the market, this will allow you to test throughput to your phone. Use this reading to compare speeds with tethering, if its significantly different then we can rule out 3g connection as the culprit.

    Try changing the broadcast channel, another signal might be interfering
     
  14. rhyno

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    lol, i finally decided to try out wifi tether and it's actually faster than the crappy dsl connection I currently feed off at home! Loving it!

    2Mbps down/ 650Kbps up btw



    edit: I stand corrected, the longer I eave it on, the higher it seems to go. I am now running at a consistent 2.6Mbps/750Kbps. Is it normal that the connection speed would go up over time or is this just a temporary change in signal strength?
     
  15. fatcanadian21

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    Where do you get that app from? I'm running bugless 7.5 as welll
     
  16. rhyno

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  17. fatcanadian21

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    Should I download the nexus one version or the drooid version?
     
  18. rhyno

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    Do you own a nexus one or a droid? ;) Droid:p
     
  19. fatcanadian21

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    Well I downloaded it but it says I have no upload or download speedloll
     
  20. thegift_curse

    thegift_curse Well-Known Member
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    Did you connect your computer to your phone after you turned on tethering?
     
  21. fatcanadian21

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    Well you see I'm trying to connect via PSP/Nintendo DS. Loll, but after I do connect it should start to say what the speeds are?
     
  22. thegift_curse

    thegift_curse Well-Known Member
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    Do either of those show that they are connected to the wifi your droid is making?
     
  23. tsaunders

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    I just ran the speed test on my Droid and got:

    .25 Mbps / .48 Mbps (down / up)
     
  24. tsaunders

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    I just changed servers and got:

    .64 Mbps / .23 Mbps
     
  25. thegift_curse

    thegift_curse Well-Known Member
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    Yeah playing around with the server settings seems to help a bit. I hit 1.05mbs down and. 6 up once
     

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