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How fast is 1rx supposed to be?

Discussion in 'Central US Wireless Forum' started by jrip, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. jrip

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    For the heck of it I just used my sanyo vm-4500 as a modem and connected to msnbc.com. Surfed a little bit and the whole time the speed was 230.4. And did not waiver. Is this normal? I have never used my phone as a modem before.
     
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    That seems VERY fast. When i used them and connected my phone to my computer, I got rates of 60-80 KBPS. Good, but not great. Looks like you have much better success!
     
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    230.4 is probably in Kilobits/sec which translates to a little under KiloBytes/sec. Looks like AZ is the one going fast.
     
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    True, my 80 kilobytes would be about 655 kilobits...did i do that conversion right? Stupid online calculator...
     
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    1 byte = 8 bits

    And my number got let out somehow. I meant to say a little under 40 KBps.
     
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    My Connection Manager Was Showing That I Was Connected At 230.4 Kilo Bytes. That Just Seems A Little Fast For Vision.
     
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    The connection manager will show that as the speed of data being sent from the phone to the computer. This is not the actual speed of the connection you have with the internet. Go here to run a speed test on the line. You should see somewhere in the 40-80 KBPS range. I remember now that you mentioned using connection manager that being the rate of the connection to the computer from the phone. Just didn't put 2 and 2 together until now.
     
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    Yep that is the connection from the phone to the laptop or computer, not your connection from the phone to the wireless network.

    Sprints network should run from 40-80k on average and burst up to 144k max....if you are on a really busy site you could drop as low as about 20k throughput on Sprints network in my past experience.
     
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    If you check out some of the tests that were recorded on the website I listed above, you can see there are some sprintdns domains there that were painfully slow...Lower than 20k in some cases!
     
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    I get around 90 with verizon express net
     
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    I did the online test and got 97kb download and 76kb upload. Wich really is not that bad. I kinda figures that 230kb figure was a little off. Thats why I asked. But still using my vm-4500 for a modem far surpassed my expatations. I just wanted to test it and see how it works. Every so often our cable company has problems with our node and our broadband will be out for a few days. Just wanted to check out the vm-4500 as a backup.
     
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    97KB down is very good! I think it depends on your signal strength among other things. I used Vision as my modem for about 18 months when I didn't have a phone line or cable modem. Kinda like the poor man's broadband!
     
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    If your cable Internet goes down for a few days every now and then, I'd see about switching to DSL if you could.
     
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    And if your telephone company says they don't offer it in your area, look at third party providers of DSL like Kovad or MCI. When I worked in operations at a shopping center, Qwest didn't offer Business line DSL for out tenants, but Kovad and MCI would do it for them...
     
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    speaking of internet access, how's direcway?
     
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    No dsl around here yet. Verizon started to launch it then stopped when Comcast doubled their speeds. Kinda made Verizons dsl look like dial-up. Talk about slapped down!
     
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    But how much is thier DSL? Around here, DSL is about $15-20 less a month. That is huge for someone that has come from Dial-up and doesn't need all the speed of a cable connection!
     
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    About the same as there. $20 month less. It no faster than using my phone as a modem. Id rather plug my vm-4500 into a usb port and then surf.
     
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    If you have speeds with Sprint that rival DSL, I would stay with the phone then as well.
     
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    That's crazy. You shouldn't be getting DSL speeds with your phone. Maybe ISDN speeds. Or the DSL you're comparing it too is cheap and slow.
     
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    Either way, I think it would be worth his time and money to stick with the Vision internet. Seems to be better for this user.
     
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    I have comcast broadband connection. And when I am using my vm-4500 web pages load only a second or two slower. I thought it would be more like dial up. Once you get above a certain speed the difference is almost imperceptable. Unless you are downloading a large file. With my phone if I click on a link to W/A(in my favorites) from my home page(msnbc) and blink, the page is loaded. Click on the central U.S. forum and flicker I'm there. As far as web surfing goes, works great. I have been a SPCS customer for about 5 years and never tried it before. Why? Don't know. Now I'm looking for a reasonable priced used laptop to take to work with me.
     
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    Basic web surfing works fine on the Vision connection. I mentioned it before, but I used it for over a year as my only internet connection and was very happy!
     
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    Just wondering what you might mean by Tri-Mode CDMA...???

    Two bands of CDMA and the cellband fallback to AMPS is not really three modes... and AMPS is not a CDMA mode.

    (A boring day, sorry...) :rolleyes:

    AFool
     
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    That brings up a slightly valid point on the CDMA "tri-mode" issue. Really, CDMA is a mode and analog is a mode with CDMA using two bands. Technically, it should be dual-mode/dual-band, but that's probably too confusing for the regular people.
     
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    Thank you. Dual-mode = a CDMA mode + an AMPS mode.
     
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    I can't resist :deadhorse
     
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    Appropriate for the forums. Now only if we could educate the masses.... Even the VZW website lists phones as being tri-mode. I want to know what the third mode is? Paperweight?
     
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    Like on the Alltel commercials, they have a "stun-gun mode" LOL
     
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    I'd rather have a cell phone frequency jamming mode to use in restaurants and theaters. But a stun-gun mode to use on people whose phones ring in those places would also be nice. Maybe a quad-mode phone?
     

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