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Old Jul 14th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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tethering surprisingly fast

For some reason I thought tethering with the iPhone would give me a slow but usable internet connection. I am sitting out front of a motorcycle shop waiting for a new front tire to be installed. Connected for the first time through my iPhone and the speeds are great. I have not tried any intensive flash sites, but on some motorcycle forums with heavy pictures, they load way faster then I would have thought. This is a fantastic feature that is easy to set up, I thought I would never use it, but now I see the possibility of usability of it and am very impressed. "It just works" is exactly right, another win for apple at making tethering this easy.
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All I can say is that it streams 700kbps Flash video on a train going 85km/h just fine.
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Old Jul 14th, 2009, 02:55 PM   #3
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All I can say is that it streams 700kbps Flash video on a train going 85km/h just fine.
That reminds me of high school math for some reason....
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Old Jul 14th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #4
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You mean like these questions HowEver?

"If a video's bitrate is set to ___ and there's an upload going in the opposite direction with a speed of ___ and you're trying to stream the video, which direction does the flash player load from?"
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Old Jul 14th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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I too was pleasantly surprised at how fast it is. Sitting at a starbucks tethered last week I even had someone come up and ask if I was tethered and how fast it was. I was happy to demonstrate both my mac and how fast the connection was.

What really blew me away was just this weekend past when I was able to tether at my cottage (near Dorset). Cell reception is spotty at best by the lake and this was a reliable speedy connection. Truly impressed.
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If an electric train goes 100km/h west and the wind blows 50km/h east, which way does the smoke blow?
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Old Jul 14th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #7
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Now.. any difference in bluetooth tethering and USB tethering?
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Okay a simple request i think.
how about a step by step of the process to use tethering with a Macbook and an iPhone?
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Okay a simple request i think.
how about a step by step of the process to use tethering with a Macbook and an iPhone?
There is step by step information in the tethering menu...
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Old Jul 14th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #10
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cool, and this menu...?? is where again
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