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    Anybody have any idea why my 3G upload speed exceeds my download speed? Happens both before and after this mod.

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    tried this yesterday and it totally worked. thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dammitcubs View Post
    this didn't help my 3G signal as I was getting 200kbps before and after the change. But I don't recall ever getting 12Mbps for 4G....usually 5 to 8
    I never tried this to see if it improved 4G before but OMG did it ever.

    On the 4G fringe in my area I went from 3Mbps to nearly 4Mbps on average in one place. In another it went from 4.1Mbps to 4.8Mbps. About a 20% increase.

    But at a spot with great 4G, full bars, it went from an average of 4.5Mbps to 10-14Mbps!

    The best my EVO 4G could ever get was 4.5Mbps no matter what I did!

    This is huge!
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    I wish we had 4G.
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    No difference for me :/

    Aren't these Sprint's video streaming (multimedia) servers?
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    I just came back from the Sprint store where I was trying to see if anyone in there could figure out why, living in the middle of a 4-G capable city, the only place I can get any signal is on the roof of a 5-story building. Even their own GS2 display phone had more bars than mine in there! Anyway, they had no ideas (big surprise), except for me to return the phone and get another one. If this how-to doesn't work for me, I'm returning the phone and going back to my Blackberry.

    I decided to try the ConnectBot, and the speeds seem to vary. I did notice that Speedtest was pinging from a server in WA (state) before the reset, but now it's pinging from Tijuana!

    I'm attaching my Speedtest results. (see attached)

    The first result (at 7:04 pm) is pre-reset. The results from 7:13, 7:19, and 7:21, are post-resetting. As you can see, it goes up and down.

    Not sure if I should keep these settings or go back to the original. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyDay View Post
    but now it's pinging from Tijuana!
    Sorry for this... but LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Streater View Post
    Sorry for this... but LOL!
    I know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyDay View Post
    I decided to try the ConnectBot, and the speeds seem to vary. I did notice that Speedtest was pinging from a server in WA (state) before the reset, but now it's pinging from Tijuana!


    Lol,

    Every time I goto San Diego my Evo3d would roam off Tiajuana towers. It drove me nuts as my girlfriend's Evo4g would not.

    Never got billed for it, just wouldnt have 3g while there till I reset my radios and temporarily latch onto a USA server.

    This also happens a fair bit while driving down the I-8 between San Diego and Yuma
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyDay View Post
    I decided to try the ConnectBot, and the speeds seem to vary. I did notice that Speedtest was pinging from a server in WA (state) before the reset, but now it's pinging from Tijuana!
    Change your server. Click Tools, change servers, pick closer one of your choice.
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    Tried it at work and at home with negligible improvements. I tried 4 speed tests at work and at home each with and without the fix and these are my resutls.

    At Work:
    4G Speeds (Stock Settings):
    1. 10338 kbps down/ 1549 kbps up
    2. 9486 kbps down/ 1534 kbps up
    3. 10182 kbps down/ 1114 kbps up
    4. 10904 kbps down/ 1106 kbpsup

    4G Speeds (After Changing Settings)
    1. 10695 kbps down/ 1105 kbps up
    2. 11649 kbps down/ 1136 kbps up
    3. 7998 kbps down/ 1095 kbps up
    4. 12248 kbps down/ 1088kbps up

    3G Speeds (Stock Settings):
    1. 320 kbps down/ 383 kbps up
    2. 745 kbps down/ 254 kbps up
    3. 471 kbps down/ 115 kbps up
    4. 271 kbps down/ 28 kbps up

    3G Speeds (After Changing settings)
    1. 459 kbps down/ 240 kbps up
    2. 473 kbps down/ 368 kbps up
    3. 328 kbps down/ 163 kbps up
    4. 765 kbps down/ 360 kbps up
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    Quote Originally Posted by error4o4 View Post
    Lol,

    Every time I goto San Diego my Evo3d would roam off Tiajuana towers. It drove me nuts as my girlfriend's Evo4g would not.

    Never got billed for it, just wouldnt have 3g while there till I reset my radios and temporarily latch onto a USA server.

    This also happens a fair bit while driving down the I-8 between San Diego and Yuma
    But I'm not near San Diego.

    I'll change my server, as @EeZeEpEe suggested.

    Btw, today the speeds are in the 1's and 2's, even with the fixes from this thread.

    I also tried the 4G "fix" from a different site (involves changing the Wimex settings, etc.) but no idea if it did anything, because I don't get 4G indoors.

    This phone is a total brick without data reception. How come the indoor reception is SO poor? (everywhere, all over town)
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    no change for me. Good try..
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    Good news: almost 2x the speed as before.

    Bad news: the new speed is under 400k dl
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    Quote Originally Posted by EeZeEpEe View Post
    Change your server. Click Tools, change servers, pick closer one of your choice.
    Good point. I forgot that I do that. I added this to the Opening Post...
    You may need to force Speedtest to use a closer server: Tap Tools > Change Server.
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    this dramatically slowed down my speed, I went from about 700kbps to between 60 and 100 kbps
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    Hi, New to the forums,

    In short my data speeds E4GT when I can actully get a 4G signal which is not very often is down 5M to 11M and upload 900K to 1.3M. 98% of the time the numbers are in the 200K range.

    3G speeds are consitantly up and down load are in the 100K to 400K range.

    I live in the East Bay of the San Fransico, Ca.

    I tried your fix and it made things worst so not sure what is going on with Sprint or the Phone.

    My assumption at this point is if I am outside and near a tower every thing is fine. (yikes)


    Great Phone but if I cannot get data the phone is going back. Bummer as I do really like the phone.

    Note: I also tried the WiMax tweaks mentioned in another thread as sugested with no luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catcher2468 View Post
    Hi, New to the forums,

    In short my data speeds E4GT when I can actully get a 4G signal which is not very often is down 5M to 11M and upload 900K to 1.3M. 98% of the time the numbers are in the 200K range.

    3G speeds are consitantly up and down load are in the 100K to 400K range.

    I live in the East Bay of the San Fransico, Ca.

    I tried your fix and it made things worst so not sure what is going on with Sprint or the Phone.

    My assumption at this point is if I am outside and near a tower every thing is fine. (yikes)


    Great Phone but if I cannot get data the phone is going back. Bummer as I do really like the phone.

    Note: I also tried the WiMax tweaks mentioned in another thread as sugested with no luck.
    Having the same issues. I really love the phone, but hate that I have to dance around the room to get any indoor reception. Outdoor reception is really very good, but I don't live or work outdoors.

    When I'm at home, I use my Wifi connection (not Sprint's) and it's fantastic. But it burns me that I'm paying $10/mo to Sprint for a "premium data" that doesn't lock on 9.9 times out of 10. Maybe the towers in CA just suck; then again, I'm reading people having similar issues all over the country.

    I still think the phone is flawed and has a weak radio.
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    Well it has been 3 days using this fix. Before I was averaging 600kbps throughout the day. After fix I am now averaging about 1200 (highest I get in the morning is 2000kbps). So far this is working so awesome. Hope it stays like this!
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    I finally did this yesterday morning after checking in on this thread daily.

    At home, 3g speeds have always been in the 460-600 range. They are no consistently 960-1200

    Also tried it driving around NE MA /SE NH and again, I would say the speeds have increased 60-100% everywhere.

    I did try a 4G area in Lawrence, MA yesterday where I used to get about 2.6mpbs down and now various tests (speed test app and sprint.com/speedtest) and I am now getting 6mbps

    So far, I haven't seen any adverse effect on battery but I will keep my eyes peeled on it.
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    Let me thank you for the very detailed instructions you provided to perform this update. So far with some basic tests in the PA area (my office) I am seeing about 2x the speed I was seeing before (averging in the 250 area, now hitting closer to 500-600 more consistently. I find that Xtremelabs has a better speed testing app for those that like something else, I'm not a huge fan of Speedtest.net android app. I'm going to continuing running both to see how my speeds flucutuate and also have some real life thoughts on the change. Thanks again!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catcher2468 View Post
    Hi, New to the forums,

    In short my data speeds E4GT when I can actully get a 4G signal which is not very often is down 5M to 11M and upload 900K to 1.3M. 98% of the time the numbers are in the 200K range.

    3G speeds are consitantly up and down load are in the 100K to 400K range.

    I live in the East Bay of the San Fransico, Ca.

    I tried your fix and it made things worst so not sure what is going on with Sprint or the Phone.

    My assumption at this point is if I am outside and near a tower every thing is fine. (yikes)


    Great Phone but if I cannot get data the phone is going back. Bummer as I do really like the phone.

    Note: I also tried the WiMax tweaks mentioned in another thread as sugested with no luck.
    I was going to try this also, but since I'm in the same scenario as you (and I take BART for work), i decided to skip...
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    This is a really hard one to judge since Sprint's 3G speeds seem to be all over the place. I'm going to go back and forth a few more times on different day/times to get a larger sample size. Here are my current results...

    App: speedtest.net
    Server: Corvallis, OR for all tests
    Note: Tests all done back to back, and I kept the phone in a static location.

    Code:
    3G Stock		
                 Ping	Download	Upload
                 396	179	        301
                 383	173	        41
                 262	263	        121
                 331	168	        414
                 298	521	        292
    Average: 334	260.8	233.8
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    3G Changed		
                  Ping	Download	Upload
                  348	277	        322
                  305	509	        331
                  504	417	        377
                  460	273	        302
                  375	181	        611
    Average: 398.4	331.4	388.6
    Edit: Got home and did some additional tests. I will personally be keeping these changes in place.

    Code:
    	3G Stock		
    	Ping	Download	Upload
    	273	227	278
    	509	67	91
    	382	459	213
    	290	406	213
    	275	365	330
    	328	172	152
    	347	329	142
    	435	149	184
    	367	238	161
    	351	244	243
    Average:	355.7	265.6	200.7
    Code:
    	3G Changed		
    	Ping	Download	Upload
    	279	596	228
    	319	322	123
    	436	279	257
    	361	213	294
    	497	216	229
    	282	481	391
    	302	295	72
    	309	728	405
    	257	524	339
    	291	610	391
    Average:	333.3	426.4	272.9
    Last edited by Beercow; 10-05-2011 at 12:08 AM. Reason: More evidence
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    How can you get pings that horrible?

    I feel bad if I see one at 120???
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    On my device, it looks like ping times are going up, but throughput is going up as well. Taking a tad longer to connect, but when it does, its working faster.
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