06-05-12 12:22 PM
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  1. anon1937793's Avatar
    Just curious to see what results other people are getting with tethered speed, and what phone / provider you use.

    If I use my bridge browser, it hardly works at all and I can't even run a speed test...

    If I enable internet tethering, I get around 1.5 mbps down, and 0.35 up.

    9700 in Canada on the Rogers network.

    EDIT: You can test your connection at Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
    04-21-11 04:49 PM
  2. Storminatrix's Avatar
    Verizon Wireless 3G
    9550 - Storm 2
    Download Speed - 1.53 Mbps
    Upload Speed - .10 Mbps
    04-21-11 04:59 PM
  3. achapuis's Avatar
    Ran a speettest.net on both Bridged and Tethered on the AT&T network. Both averaged .7Mbps to 1.2Mbps. Up was around .35Mbps as well.

    Has anyone tethered on AT&T 'WITHOUT' a tethering data plan?
    04-21-11 05:00 PM
  4. anon1937793's Avatar
    04-21-11 05:26 PM
  5. Jordy357's Avatar
    9700 on T-mo USA
    Download: 0.87
    Upload: 0.30
    04-21-11 05:46 PM
  6. Dim-Ize's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T with a corporate BES plan. My company give us BlackBerries and unlimited tethering. I'm running a Torch 9800 with OS version .450 and a PlayBook with OS version 1690.

    Nashville (Brentwood), TN outside, 4/5 bars and 3G showing up on display.

    Test below for mobile browser: Mobile Speed test
    Tests below for tethering and bridge: Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

    BB browser: 374kbps
    Laptop tethered to my BB via USB: .75 / .53
    PB Tether (using ATT (isp.cingular)): .75 / .26
    PB Bridge: .28 / 0.00

    This is pitiful. I don't know if there is anything I can do at all. That's why I wanted to see if the USB tether to my laptop was any different. I think that our IT policy is strictly monitoring all traffic and that surely slows it down.

    What really bugs me though, is that when setting up a tether option - there are two ATT choices. I've asked around the forum and never gotten an answer - there's the "broadband" option (which won't work) and the "isp.cingular" option (which does work). I am under the impression that the option I want is faster and the option I can use is EDGE capped.

    Who knows. But, if anyone has any insight - I would also add - that the company gave me a 9700 Bold. I bought the 9800 and swapped SIM's and purchased the PB on my own. I've never had any issue since I just input my settings back onto the server and let my IT guy know. I just wonder if there's something slowing me down.
    04-21-11 07:13 PM
  7. DaNomadicOne's Avatar
    Playbook + 9650 VZW and latest OS6
    05-06-11 03:20 AM
  8. ErnieH's Avatar
    9800 on Rogers in a weak signal area
    1.21 Down
    0.17 Up
    05-06-11 03:49 AM
  9. Venlaw's Avatar
    2.81Mbps down
    .68Mbps up

    conencted to my iPhone 4 over wifi (can't get BT to tether) on MTS.
    Last edited by Venlaw; 05-06-11 at 07:44 AM.
    05-06-11 07:04 AM
  10. Alberta Blue's Avatar
    Telus Curve 8530
    Download 1.51 Mbps
    Upload 0.11 Mbps

    05-06-11 11:37 AM
  11. DaNomadicOne's Avatar
    2.81Mbps down
    .68Mbps up

    conencted to my iPhone 4 over wifi (can't get BT to tether) on MTS.
    This the fastest u got over wifi or are you saying through the bridge browser?
    05-06-11 10:31 PM
  12. sylvaing's Avatar
    Here's my speed from my Telebec/Sympatico DSL line at the cottage. I wasn't expecting in the megabits, specially since my signal strength was just at two bars

    05-06-11 11:12 PM
  13. BlackStormRising's Avatar
    Playbook tethered to Torch 9800 on Telus:

    Upload: 0.23 Mbps
    Download: 1.26 Mbps

    For comparison, Sony Vaio laptop on Rogers rocket stick:

    Upload: 1.24 Mbps
    Download: 1.00 Mbps

    How can the Bridge browser be tested on this site if the phone doesn't support flash? I tried to test the bridge and I had a message that I needed flash version 10 or higher.
    05-06-11 11:27 PM
  14. meske's Avatar
    I'm curious what OS you all are using. I just updated to 576 on my 9800, and i've maxed out at 1.5Mbps down, but tonight (for example) I'm not getting more than 500Kb and my upload is pitiful. The consistency is just not there. The 4xx versions seemed to have similar issues, but I'm not 100% on that (I updated to 570 originally because 450 was so slow on tether). Even the regular browser on the phone is about the same.

    Maybe I'll drop down to 448 and see if I can get it back to normal...
    06-03-11 10:16 PM
  15. the.ak.hermit's Avatar
    General Communications Inc.


    .15 down
    .07 up


    5.06 down
    .47 up

    I can't try tether because my 9550 won't tether to the Playbook.
    Last edited by ak_hermit; 06-03-11 at 11:13 PM. Reason: Forgot carrier
    06-03-11 11:02 PM
  16. luqman24's Avatar
    Rogers 3G

    1.2Mb up
    .39 down


    17.63Mb up
    2.30 down

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-03-11 11:06 PM
  17. CarFan's Avatar
    VZW 9930 OS Los Angeles. I activated the mobile hotspot option. I was curious to see the difference.

    Ping 439 Ms
    Down .38Mps
    Up .22Mps

    Wifi Hotspot
    Ping 132Ms
    Down 1.40 Mbps
    Up .33mbps

    used speedtest.net

    Anyone know if VZW is using a different internet gateway connection for the hotspot? if you don't know it's an additional $20 per month for the privilege of using your own bandwidth your already paying for. 2Gb cap.
    06-04-12 01:10 PM
  18. MountainProud's Avatar
    Figured I'd give a look see.

    I'm running 9650 latest release OS from Verizon.

    Playbook with 2.1 Beta

    - 476ms
    Download Speed
    - 0.28 Mbps
    Upload Speed
    - 0.13 Mbps

    I'm thinking my speed sucks because it keeps trying to go to the Mid West even though I live in the South East.

    Haven't tried Wi-Fi yet on Speedtest.net
    Last edited by MountainProud; 06-04-12 at 01:28 PM.
    06-04-12 01:23 PM
  19. 991514982a's Avatar
    Fido Solutions (Rogers)

    Bluetooth Tether

    06-05-12 12:44 AM
  20. helis4life's Avatar
    Optus Australia 3g
    Torch 9860

    0.17 down
    0.10 up

    3.43 down
    0.20 up

    The change is speed is pretty ridiculous . One thing that I noticed is that while using bridge the website shows my isp as RIM where as using tethered it shows as optus.

    So I'm assuming that RIM has junk network speeds in Australia? If that's the case I'm rather disappointed.
    06-05-12 02:01 AM
  21. twdawson's Avatar
    3 UK with 2.3.6 Android.

    Down 3.4
    Up .7
    06-05-12 03:22 AM
  22. kbz1960's Avatar
    This is all using bridge. The 3 from the same Site were all done one right after the other. A lot of factors contribute. What phone and carrier are in my info above.
    06-05-12 06:51 AM
  23. rarsen's Avatar
    In Brossard which is Montreal South-Shore suburb on Bell Mobility with a BB9900 and PB 64G, speed was 3.3 once and second time 4.2 download and 0.67 upload.

    06-05-12 10:48 AM
  24. Gordon1961's Avatar
    Used Speedtest.net.....
    Blackberry 9860

    Bridged Ping 550ms
    Down 0.24
    up 0.17

    Tether (T-Mobile UK)
    Ping 238ms
    Down 0.22
    up 0.10

    Wi-Fi (Sky BB)
    Ping 72ms
    Down 6.32
    up 0.63
    06-05-12 11:47 AM
  25. djmm2's Avatar
    I have a free tether from Rovvy, and ATT wireless, Torch 9800, Mediacom Internet. These are my results.
    06-05-12 12:19 PM
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