Can wifi hotspot blackberry be the bridge solution???
I just notice the speed while using my htc desire as wifi hotspot, as in tethering.
Then looking back at my torch, it can only do bluetooth. Why cant i bridge with a wifi hotspot blackberry? Because apparently there are no bb with wifi hotspot!
So if new bold or torch got wifi, we can use wifi instead of bt working as bridge. Then we can talk about -apps using the bridge.
Or maybe any setting or apps to run bb phone as wifi hotspot?
- 05-29-2011, 08:38 AM #2
i didn't add anything special to my bold. All i did was bridge to my blackberry, then in the Playbook settings I enabled tethering. it automatically established a connection and works quite well.
I would expect the same to work on a torch, have you tried the tethering feature on the Playbook?
I got data plan on bis. Tethering means additional data plan. Meanwhile i got different phone, android, so i could hotspot. That shows me the diference between bluetooth and wifi.
Its on bluetooth, bridge or tether..just the same. Is there any bb phone with wifi hotspot?
Have tried tether with android long ago, works ok, but on cable.
What surprises me is this bluetooth, is it more energy efficient compared to wifi hotspotting? Or just old technology?
Last edited by sportline; 05-29-2011 at 09:08 AM.
- 05-29-2011, 09:19 AM #6
Bluetooth 2.1 supports nominal data throughput of up to 2.1Mbit/s.
It seems unlikely that Bridge sees an appreciable speed decrease due to limitations in bluetooth technology. In how RIM has implemented it on the PlayBook? Possibly. But when tethered, I have a similar experience as I do on a 3G iPad.
Hmm yeah that makes sense. I just searched and bt real life speed will be around 700kbps or so. Wifi theoritical is 11mbps real for about 3-4 mbps.
What is the reason that there are no wifi hotspot on bb phones? Because data is not meant to be shared due to bb pin?
yeah..my torch lives for a day or two...only with 1300mah or so. androids live for about 6 hours, 12 at best..due to screen and data management...bb is way better in packing the data..
i can live with possibly an extended battery on a bb phone, as long as it is able to wifi-hotspot and run my pb
05-29-2011, 10:30 AM #10
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Using the separate Tether application on my 9650/bold and my computer and netbook, I got more than reasonable speed using the BT connection. Some of us have gone to the tether.com site to support developing a tether app for the pb. Like others, I'm not interested in paying for yet another monthly fee - to tether.
- 05-29-2011, 07:32 PM #13
me too at first i was a little concerned about tethering via bluetooth... but when i fired up slacker radio on my playbook tethering via my torch (bluetooth) i was really amazed... Did the same thing with youtube and it works amazingly well... and taht's with the brigge on at the same time.... but yes via wifi would of been more than perfect!! I think rim also have a security concerned about bridging via wifi...
- 05-29-2011, 08:29 PM #15
Can't find the thread because the mobile version of CB search seems broken.
Anyways, there was an interesting thread about how the PB has 2 BT chipsets and BT 3.0 requires 2 BT chipsets to operate. The only piece missing seems to be phones with 2 BT chipsets.
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