12-18-2010 05:08 AM
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  1. xorg's Avatar
    Do not use the Speedtest or FCC app from Market. They are seriously flawed for 4G tests for most servers. Those say only 1.5Mbps for most tests at my location but are significantly off as I can demonstrate sustained 7Mbps with 3 other methods.

    Use Dolphin HD browser, is more faster for me. Might try plugging in headphone to act as antenna. FM radio uses headphones for antenna, 4G radio might also, not sure.

    Use 'Shootme' from Market to snapshot your screen results.

    Run test at this site... post how many 4G bars you have as well.
    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    Also test using the 4G Hotspot, which is free at the moment. Was able to stream Netflix HD with no rebuffering.

    My highest so far using Chicago test site. Note only 2 4G bars.


    I was skeptical that speedtest.net only shows spikes, not sustained rates, so did a stress test.

    Have stressed the 4G connection with several streams simultaneously. Used Wireless Tether app, which shows bit rate of connection while pumping a bunch of data streams at once. Downloaded three 100MB+ files at once and did Netflix streaming on a PC connected to EVO hotspot.

    I was indeed able to SUSTAIN about 7Mbps. Netflix streaming BTW kept ticking with no rebuffering. I'm seriously thinking of setting up a Buffalo router as a repeater and getting rid of my 7Mbps cable modem.



    Still wasn't convinced. I used another tool to verify looking at the WiFi layer in tether mode while doing the same stress test above. The Network Monitor app shows in Bytes/sec so need to multiple by 8 to get bits. It says 1140KBytes/sec, which is >9Mbits/sec. Factoring overhead, it's safe to says it's >7Mbps and it was sustained for duration of the downloads.

    I tested again with the Speedtest app from Market and it said I only get 1.5Mbps. There is something very wrong with that app for 4G tests.




    Also note that newer Cleawire markets have 30-40Mbps microwave backhaul and/or up to 100Mbps wired backhaul to each site. Early Clearwire markets started with much lower backhaul, so you may get lower results depending on load due to other users. Will take a while to upgrade older sites with more backhaul. Give it time.

    http://www.rcrwireless.com/ARTICLE/2...or-4g-networks
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/carr...tml#post125204
    06-04-2010 05:33 PM
  2. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Where are you? I'm in Seattle and the best I got was 1 up & 2 down.
    06-04-2010 05:42 PM
  3. akarol's Avatar
    0 here in Orlando. No coverage.
    06-04-2010 05:52 PM
  4. MrLogan13's Avatar
    I got 9.4 Mbps over WiFi. On 4G, I got 4.37 Mbps down.
    06-04-2010 05:54 PM
  5. Cory Streater's Avatar
    11MB down and 3MB up on WiFi. And yes I'm using the app, not their website.
    06-04-2010 05:56 PM
  6. Holsum's Avatar
    I got 10 mbps on my works wireless its an oc48 backbone I believe
    06-04-2010 05:57 PM
  7. OrderedtheEvo's Avatar
    I got a whopping 1.3 Mbps on 4G and that was the best run.
    06-04-2010 05:59 PM
  8. vip_status's Avatar
    I am located between DC and Bmore, so no real towers here, I am getting the leftovers, but I work downtown DC so no prob.

    1.28 down, and .02 up... lol sad, though I tested earlier in the afternoon with better numbers.

    over wifi, however, 9.47 down, and 3.09 up
    06-04-2010 06:04 PM
  9. scaots's Avatar
    Best I had this morning was 3.3 up and .3 down. At 1pm it was half that. Last week was 2-3 times better upload and more consistently between 2-3Mbps down. I tried 3g and had 1.1 down and .7 up. I am north of Bmore.
    06-04-2010 06:50 PM
  10. ayman86's Avatar
    Update: I tested on WiFi and could not get >3.7Mbps even though laptop on same WiFi can get 7Mbps. It seems the Evo is the bottleneck.
    nope. i get 12-15 on wifi on my evo
    06-04-2010 07:00 PM
  11. AZwldcats's Avatar
    Wifi 11 down 700 Up...

    3G 1.5 Bars.... 738K Down and 101k up....
    06-04-2010 07:15 PM
  12. syntax#AC's Avatar
    4G North Carolina - 3 MBPS down, 500 kbps up
    06-04-2010 09:17 PM
  13. Dperks17's Avatar
    lol verizon 3g on my incredible getting 3.2 down 1.3 up NOT using WiFi
    06-04-2010 09:21 PM
  14. Jeremy's Avatar
    lol verizon 3g on my incredible getting 3.2 down 1.3 up NOT using WiFi
    No offense, post pictures or it did not happen.
    06-04-2010 09:57 PM
  15. xorg's Avatar
    Did more EVO tests against friend's Overdrive in same location. My EVO can't get over 4Mbps yet his Overdrive can consistently do 6-8Mbps. He said at times he can get 10-12Mbps but is rare.

    I was in a basement with only 1 4G bar and was still able to get 2Mbps.

    BTW, when you run your tests, kill all other apps with Advanced Task Killer (in Market). Some background stuff may be using bandwidth.
    06-04-2010 10:03 PM
  16. androidvirgin's Avatar
    Fort Worth, TX

    Wi-Fi: 13.95u 1.10d
    3G: 0.95u 0.65d
    4G: 3.17u 1.03d

    [all units Mbps]
    06-04-2010 11:16 PM
  17. kindaskimpy's Avatar
    No 4G in Miami yet but I got:

    On 3G: 880kbps down and 735kbps up

    On WiFi: 9.04Mbps down and 3.7Mbps up
    06-04-2010 11:48 PM
  18. qone's Avatar
    Map shows service is coming in 3 months but I did get 2 bars inside my condo. 2800kpbs down / 559kpbs up
    06-05-2010 12:10 AM
  19. Fyahstarter's Avatar
    NYC....11 Mbps down & 2 up Wi-Fi
    Avg. 1.8 Mbps down @ 700 up
    06-05-2010 12:17 AM
  20. bubbatex's Avatar
    I got 4.6 down & .67 up on WiFi (about right for DSL pro) but I am all over the map on 3g & 4g. I just got .067 up on 4g and I got 1.9 earlier. Then I got 1.1 down & .5 up on 3G. For some reason, SpeedTest thinks I am elsewhere on the EVO. It defaulted to KC the first time I did a test and now it defaults to Houston. I am in Austin. My Incredible is correct.
    06-05-2010 12:24 AM
  21. qitupx's Avatar
    Speedtest APP was giving me about 2.5 down and 1mb up in Portland, OR on 4g
    When I used the speakeasy website with Flash Lite, I was getting 5.5 and .5 up. Not too bad...The speedtest app does seem to start climbing but the test ends before It can get higher than 2.5....
    06-05-2010 12:41 AM
  22. xorg's Avatar
    The SpeakEasy site is much more inline with what the Overdrive shows. Looks like Speedtest app might be itself a bottleneck.

    I'm getting 6Mbps+ with Evo via speakeasy, same as Overdrive.

    Speakeasy Speed Test

    Will update post 1 to use speakeasy instead of speedtest app.
    06-05-2010 01:09 AM
  23. Gmaxxx's Avatar
    No 4G here in brooklyn yet but after 3 tests on:
    -wifi highest I got was 8351 DL & 2113 UL
    -3G highest A WHOPPING 120 kbps DL and 214 kbps UL... Um, WOW!
    The i turned the 4G on just for S&G's and got 740dl/873ul
    06-05-2010 01:16 AM
  24. xorg's Avatar
    Another test to try is a large download using 4G hotspot to computer, such as this...

    http://mirrors.modwest.com/debian-cd...me-desktop.iso

    Can cancel the download after a minute. I was showing sustained >700K bytes/sec, which times 8 is >5.6M bits/sec.

    A large file download is a real test, better than speed testing sites. Note bits vs. bytes though.
    06-05-2010 01:40 AM
  25. xorg's Avatar
    I love the smell of 6Mbps in the morning.
    06-05-2010 07:53 AM
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