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    3g Versus Wifi

    How can you tell if the storm is pulling from Wifi or just the 3g network? I dont really see a significant change in network speed when browsing the internet or checking pictures on facebook.

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    Do you see the wifi logo lit up?

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    yes it white!

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    Then more than likely you are using wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsailor1 View Post
    How can you tell if the storm is pulling from Wifi or just the 3g network? I dont really see a significant change in network speed when browsing the internet or checking pictures on facebook.

    Any ideas?
    I believe that some of the reason you may not see a significant change in speed may have to do with how fast the phone can process the information it pulls down. It also depends on your connection speed. If you have a lower speed dsl connection then I don't think you would see much speed increase.

    Who knows maybe I'm wrong about the processing thing however I have just always noticed that every pda phone I have owned came nowhere near the speed of a wireless modem using the same standard but connected to a laptop. I'd also say that they have always been significantly faster loading pages on a laptop while tethered except the storm it seems that my storm with tetherberry is super super slow.

    anyways my 2 cents

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    I am running ATT uverse internet at 6gb downstream. I dont think the 3g network is that fast. I really thought I would see a difference in speed browsing using the wifi versus the 3g. Maybe I am wrong.

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    That's what I'm trying to say. I think it has a lot to do with the phones ability to process the information that is handed to it. You could hand it a 50mb connection (not that the wifi radio would pull that) and you would still see minimal difference.

    I don't think the phone itself can keep up. Think of it like having 2 computers side by side both with a 50mb FiOS connection on a 100mb card. One computer is a 500mhz p2 w/256mb of ram and the other a quad core 2.4 w/ 6gb of ram. I have the feeling that the 500mhz p2 may not be able to open web pages as quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by givmedew View Post
    That's what I'm trying to say. I think it has a lot to do with the phones ability to process the information that is handed to it. You could hand it a 50mb connection (not that the wifi radio would pull that) and you would still see minimal difference.

    I don't think the phone itself can keep up. Think of it like having 2 computers side by side both with a 50mb FiOS connection on a 100mb card. One computer is a 500mhz p2 w/256mb of ram and the other a quad core 2.4 w/ 6gb of ram. I have the feeling that the 500mhz p2 may not be able to open web pages as quickly.
    Dew is exactly right. Your connection to your network determines everything. Also, your network is only as fast as it's slowest connection. If it's only being pushed to you at 1.5Mbps, a wireless connection at 54Mbps isn't going to speed anything up.

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