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Topic # 31505 20-Mar-2009 02:30
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Im currently trying out a Vodem and have noticed some interesting behaviour.  Once it's connected, it seems to default to a 3G connection, and will only make a HSDPA connection when I'm using the Internet.  So it keeps dropping back to 3G, which is really annoying 'cos everytime I do something, there's this delay of a second or so while it re-establishes HSDPA.

Is this normal?  The signal strength is 2-3 bars, which is also strange as my Nokia connects to 3G at full strength.

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  Reply # 202301 20-Mar-2009 06:28
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This is perfectly normal. HSDPA is a "burst" style mode that only kicks in when needed - the actual connection will just idle on 3G otherwise.

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  Reply # 202308 20-Mar-2009 08:06
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Connection only requires a hsdpa channel when moving traffic. While your viewing your web page those radio resources can be used by someone else.

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