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Standard User dieselglider
(experienced) Fri 20-Jan-12 22:35:48
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'H' connection question


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Had a speed comparsion with my work mates on Speedtest.net, all showing H signal, me on Talkmobile (Vodafone), them on 3, Orange, and O2. They were all 1.6 to 2Mbps, me showing 0.3Mbps. frown

However, I have since discovered if I disable and re-enable the Data option on my Android, my average speed is up around 2.3Mbps. smile Thing is, if the phone is showing H, why does it sometimes opt for the slower (3G?) option?

Yesterday, right up to 3pm, I was getting over 2Mbps, then did the data re-set a couple of times and it went to the slower 0.3Mbps profile. Another re-set or two, and got the faster profile again, all the time showing H. One thing I notice is the phone (LG Optimus One) doesn't seem to ever show a 3G symbol, usually G when on 2G setting, and H on 3G setting. Maybe I've just answered my own question...

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sat 21-Jan-12 10:55:22
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Re: 'H' connection question


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Yes..

You need to tell the phone to connect to HSDPA only.. The it won't even try to go for 3G/2G signal.

H is good - H is really good on 3 as that's HSDPA + wink
Standard User dieselglider
(experienced) Sat 21-Jan-12 18:22:14
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Re: 'H' connection question


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When describing the above speed variations, the 'Reported Network' type is HSDPA.

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Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 02-Feb-12 19:01:18
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Re: 'H' connection question


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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
Yes..

You need to tell the phone to connect to HSDPA only.. The it won't even try to go for 3G/2G signal.

H is good - H is really good on 3 as that's HSDPA + wink


Not strictly speaking true.

Most phones will either do both GSM & UMTS or just UMTS.
GSM = 2G, UMTS = 3G and HSDPA.

Was
Virgin Media 50Mb/s
53.34Mb/s - 1.65Mb/s - 29ms @ 24/05/2011
http://speedtest.net/result/1310626245.png

Now
Andrews & Arnold
5.66Mb/s - 0.75Mb/s - 42ms
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1526709410.png
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 02-Feb-12 23:12:50
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Re: 'H' connection question


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In reply to a post by pete_thomson:
In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
Yes..

You need to tell the phone to connect to HSDPA only.. The it won't even try to go for 3G/2G signal.

H is good - H is really good on 3 as that's HSDPA + wink


Not strictly speaking true.

Most phones will either do both GSM & UMTS or just UMTS.
GSM = 2G, UMTS = 3G and HSDPA.


Yes.. but if the phone is switched to just 3G it wont
Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 03-Feb-12 01:17:13
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Re: 'H' connection question


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I think you missed my point.

Was
Virgin Media 50Mb/s
53.34Mb/s - 1.65Mb/s - 29ms @ 24/05/2011
http://speedtest.net/result/1310626245.png

Now
Andrews & Arnold
5.66Mb/s - 0.75Mb/s - 42ms
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1526709410.png
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 03-Feb-12 09:45:09
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as did you. no one actually cares
Standard User epyon
(committed) Fri 03-Feb-12 10:09:22
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Re: 'H' connection question


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Lol yes he did

3G/3.5G
2G

You can't force 3G and HDSPA to be separate far as i can tell.

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 03-Feb-12 11:44:27
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you can in my phone.. get one and see in the settings smile
Standard User epyon
(committed) Fri 03-Feb-12 12:47:20
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Re: 'H' connection question


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Kind of phone?

this is options on my GSII

http://i43.tinypic.com/2qxu9ec.png

Auto
Only GSM = 2G
Only WCDMA = 3G/HSDPA

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