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Thread: Does tethering through MyWi slow down the data transfer speed a lot?

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    Default Does tethering through MyWi slow down the data transfer speed a lot?
    I'm trying the MyWi 4 trial on my iPhone 3G and have tethered my iPad to it via wi-fi.

    If I run speedtest.net on my iPhone 3G I get 1580 kbps down and 228 kbps up.

    If I run the same test on my tethered iPad I get just 465 kbps down.

    Does the tethering slow down the throughput speed that much?

    Is it because my iPhone 3G is slow or is an issue inherent with MyWi?

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    doug

    p.s. I guess results vary. I just ran speedtest again on my iPad and got a more respectable 828 kbps download.

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    you have to take into account packet losses since its wifi. Its normal for it to decrease

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    Or maybe the processor in the 3G is too slow to transfer the data that fast.

    Just did the test with my iPhone 4 and got 2.2Mb direct and exactly the same on the iPad tethering through mywi. My theory is correct... The iPhone 3G blows.
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    Poseidon79: Ha .
    douglner: try usb - and see if it makes a difference. I'm guessing most of it is just the carrier's network. The wifi connection can handle much faster speeds.
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