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Bluetooth Tethering vs Wifi Tethering
Thank you all Android Nexus 7 people -- you're awesome. Now, I looked elsewhere but could not find a lot of information, sorry of this is a repost.
I have a Droid Bionic, I pay for the wifi hotspot, and have 4G all the time -- so I like my speed, you know?
When I tether my Nexus 7 via bluetooth it is slow (by my standards), i'm talking 1353 kilobits (169 kilobytes, 1.36 megabits) / s...
I am used to getting 20+ megabits (25,000 kilobits, 2.5 megabytes) / second.
1.36 megabits is too slow for me to watch HD video, not even enough to listen to my pandora in high quality.
So -- is this a bluetooth speed limitation or is my connection bad? Because when I connect the nexus 7 to the droid bionic hotspot on wifi my speed is awesome.
Thanks everyone for responding.
- 02-22-2013, 07:43 PM #2
- 02-22-2013, 07:49 PM #3
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- 02-08-2014, 08:05 AM #5
Re: Bluetooth Tethering vs Wifi Tethering
I have been experimenting with this like crazy. The savings in battery power are too hard to ignore. The hardest part was finding a way to Bluetooth tether with an unrooted Moto X on Kit Kat ( unlimited Verizon plan). It has been a nightmare, but I was finally able to do it using FOXFI.
Sadly, the speeds are dismal. 795 kbps isn't really fast enough to do much.
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