Originally Posted by N8DBB
Are you sure that your USB port isn't limited to that?
... BlackBerry Pearl forum
Originally Posted by N8DBB
not sure what you mean. I just connected the phone and connectd it as a modem and it pops up the connection speed. Same results with my work laptop and home laptop.
what site are you talking about?
Right. But what type of USB port are u using. Sorry about that. Some USBports are limited on their speed, so ur device may be transferring at 240 but the usb can only transfer at 115. Can't remember how fast a 1.0 USB transfers at off the top of my head.
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well if the older usb is limited to 115, then that probably explains it. i know i have a 1.0 usb on my home laptop, but i have a 2.0 on my work laptop.
figured out what was wrong...
For all those getting relatively low speeds even though your phones indicate EDGE coverage, check your modem settings. When i set up the BB as a modem, by default Windoze set the max speed at 115200bps (115.2kbps, which was what i was getting). I changed the speed to max 921600, which is the max on the drop down list, and I could get 921.6kbps.
Anyone know how to disable the speed limit totally to receive data at whatever speed edge is sending it at?
thanks for the tip, i now connect at a higher speed... youre the man!!
am I able to use the pearl as a modem on my powerbook?
just realized that the connection speed that is displayed in the bubble isn't the actual data speed but just the connection speed between the computer and the phone.
if you want a real measurement of speed, go to google and search for internet speed tests and it will give you a gauge of the actual transmission speeds.
so if i am correct... after reading all these posts, the BB can be used as a modem at decent speeds for FREE????
my hard drive on my laptop crashed, but as soon as i get it back, i will give it a shot.
thanks for the info everyone!!!
You should be able to use the Pearl as a tethered modem with your powerbook, you just need to be able to get the RIM drivers that create the standard modem.
I can confirm that T-Mobile does not charge extra for using the BB as a modem. It is included in your unlimited data plan.
I did some peed testing using chi.speakeasy.net here in Chicago, I'm averaging speeds of 144/96, not too bad for EDGE service, and good if I need to do some quick surfing in a coffee shop and don't want to pay $10 for a connection.
thanks for the information.... what would i do with out this FORUMS!!!
another question.. Where could i find the RIM drivers?
You dont need the drivers to do this. just do a search on here for BB modem tether and it is pretty easy to set up.
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