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    I seem to have a problem in that I have a Bluetooth USB adapter and I can make a connection to the internet using DUN. But when I do a speed test I get around 280 down and 58 up. When I use a Sierra Wireless 860 card I get around 430 down and 340 up.

    I used www.speakeasy.net/speedtest for my testing.

    Any idea why my speed is so slow using Bluetooth?

    Thanks
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    Bluetooth is the bottleneck. I think Bluetooth maxes out at a certain speed. USB may be a bit faster.
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    Bluetooth IS the bottleneck.
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    Sure-nuff... Send/receive speed over Bluetooth is limited by Bluetooth's communication speed. As posted before, BT 1.x is communicates in the 200-300kbps range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Interstink View Post
    Sure-nuff... Send/receive speed over Bluetooth is limited by Bluetooth's communication speed. As posted before, BT 1.x is communicates in the 200-300kbps range.
    Ok, that explains my download speed, but not my upload speed!

    Anyone else do some speed testing with bluetooth and the Treo 750?

    What speeds are you getting?
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    My speeds are always around 210 - 240kbps over Bluetooth. You have to expect this to be a hit or miss depending on many factors locally in your area. No way is BT tethering a dependable choice for always-on connectivity, but in a crunch its a great solution! Im normally able to Jack-on "someone's" wifi anywhere im at, but have used BT to Treo without issues more then a handful of times.

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