1. thesykboy's Avatar
    Recently I've noticed that if I do a USB tether through MyWi or TetherMe, I'm only able to get 1 Mbps max! However, I used to get full 3G speed (56Mbps) only a month ago. I can still get that speed if I tether via wifi, but that premise seems opposite of how this system should work.

    Anyone know why this is? I've searched everywhere and can't seem to find an answer.
    2010-11-16 08:06 AM
  2. DanTheManMS's Avatar
    Um, 3G does NOT go up to 56 Mbps. 1 is typically what I usually see when running a speed test on my phone.
    2010-11-17 07:50 PM
  3. thesykboy's Avatar
    Check your speed when you wifi tether and then USB tether. I get as fast a speed over wifi as I do from any standard cable router. It's when I employ the USB cable that it slows down to 1.
    2010-11-17 08:01 PM
  4. Poseidon79's Avatar
    LOL.. 3G speeds on AT&T's current network are a MAX 7.2Mbps with actual download speeds of 1-2Mbps. I got 1.88Mbps with full signal on my iP4 just now. In the future when AT&T upgrades to HSPA+ you'll get theoretical speeds of 14.4Mbps with actual speeds about half that. The iPhone 4 is not even capable of HSPA speeds right now though so your 56 Mbps is just crazy talk.

    AT&T Wins 3G Speed Test
    2010-11-17 08:11 PM
  5. thesykboy's Avatar
    What is the max rate of speed of a standard wifi card in a laptop?
    2010-11-17 08:44 PM
  6. Simon's Avatar
    What is the max rate of speed of a standard wifi card in a laptop?
    56mb I believe for wireless G. That is probably where you are getting your number from.
    2010-11-17 08:49 PM
  7. thesykboy's Avatar
    A standard wireless g router transmits a signal that is 54 Mbps (Mbit/s) which is the industry standard for a g. When I connect to my iPhone via my laptop over wifi, that is the speed that I get. Over USB, it's only 1 Mbit/s and clearly slower than the hot spot method.

    How is that speed so fantastically fast when it's the slowest that wifi routers will even transmit right now???
    2010-11-17 08:53 PM
  8. Poseidon79's Avatar
    Wireless G is max 54 Mbps which you will NEVER see. I have the highest tier residential bandwidth plan and I max out at 30 Mbps. If you're streaming data or doing a file transfer your speeds are dramatically slower.

    Streaming Hulu+ to my PS3 over 802.11g struggles to keep up with 2MBs = 16Mbps.
    Last edited by Poseidon79; 2010-11-17 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-11-17 08:59 PM
  9. Simon's Avatar
    You are confusing your connection speed (wifi) with your cellular data speed.
    2010-11-17 08:59 PM
  10. thesykboy's Avatar
    So you're telling me that though is says I'm moving at 54 Mbps I'm actually not?
    2010-11-17 09:10 PM
  11. Poseidon79's Avatar
    Post a screen shot from speedtest.net that shows your network speed.
    2010-11-17 09:16 PM
  12. DanTheManMS's Avatar
    There's clearly a mixup of terminology going on here. Thesykboy, when you say you get 64 Mbps, which device is actually connecting to the Internet, and using which protocol (wifi or 3G), and which device is attempting to share that connection?

    Also be aware that the "G" in your wifi speed has nothing to so with the "G" in "3G" as neither are actual speed measurements. It's just a letter.
    2010-11-17 09:20 PM
  13. Poseidon79's Avatar

    My connection at work suuuuuucks lol.
    2010-11-17 09:21 PM
  14. Simon's Avatar
    So you're telling me that though is says I'm moving at 54 Mbps I'm actually not?
    Yes thats what I am telling you. That 54mb speed is just the speed of your connection from your laptop to your phone. That is not the speed of the actual internet connection coming to your phone though. That is probably more like 1-2mb.
    2010-11-17 09:23 PM