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# 51540 28-Nov-2009 17:39
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Inserted my Voda sim into my HTC Touch Pro 2 so I can test local 3G mobile broadband speed. Wanted to test if my phone will connect to the 2100 3G firstly (as my phone is a T7381 3G 850/2100).

Sim inserted, the phone does it's thing to detect the correct settings and then shows 3G vodafone NZ.

The usual cofirmation texts from Voda arrive re connected and to topup.

Phone shows connected to "H" network so this has to confirm im on 2100 3G. I'm guessing this is HSPA or is it HSUPA?

Connected the lappy so I can test for the 3G speed. I connect to the internet and get the H icon again.

Browsed a few sites and they all load fine, like my usual favs like stuff.co.nz and trademe.co.nz.

However, speedtest.net was unable to load fully. the middle part of the page where you can pick your server couldnt load at all. No matter how many times the page was refreshed, the world map wouldnt load.

This isnt different to how i got my XT speed results in my sig.

Disconnected the phone and reconnected the adsl modem, and the page loads fine and in full.

Anyone have an explanation for this?




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  # 277261 28-Nov-2009 17:44
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No explanation but once you understand how HSDPA/HSUPA work you'll realise that using speedtest.net is pretty much a waste of time for testing speed anyway.



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  # 277263 28-Nov-2009 17:46
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sbiddle: No explanation but once you understand how HSDPA/HSUPA work you'll realise that using speedtest.net is pretty much a waste of time for testing speed anyway.


Thanks Steve!

So what is the best way to accurately measure 3G broadband speed?

Cheers




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

 
 
 
 


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  # 277267 28-Nov-2009 17:50
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Ftp file over 9meg in size is the best test for hspa or try www.vodafone.co.nz/speedtest you could also try changing the internet apn to direct.vodafone.net.nz and try speedtest.net again

john



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  # 277274 28-Nov-2009 17:57
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johnr: Ftp file over 9meg in size is the best test for hspa or try www.vodafone.co.nz/speedtest you could also try changing the internet apn to direct.vodafone.net.nz and try speedtest.net again

john


Thanks for that John. Will try that a little later.




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  # 277336 28-Nov-2009 22:55
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How did you get on Damager?

John



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  # 277356 28-Nov-2009 23:34
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Hi John,

Speedtest didnt work again. Used the vodafone website speedtests and quickly gathered some results.

Not too bad, high ping, upload reasonably consistent with some differential in the download.

Pouring down right now so tests done inside. Tomorrow I'll download a file from Rapidshare or Microsoft outside (weather permitting) and post that result.

Weather conditions play a role in these results? How do they look to you John?

Last Result:
Download Speed: 3136 kbps (392 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1120 kbps (140 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 298 ms

Last Result:
Download Speed: 2475 kbps (309.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1086 kbps (135.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 308 ms

Last Result:
Download Speed: 2601 kbps (325.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 970 kbps (121.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 385 ms




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  # 277393 29-Nov-2009 08:07
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Never trust ping results off a website. Do ping tests the correct way like on a windows machine CMD prompt. Weather will not affect ping

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