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#821 maximus1987

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

We got severely delayed by a car accident/construction mess in Colorado Springs. We are checked into the hotel and my wife and I are even have a drink together for the first time in years.

Down in the basement lounge here I'm still getting a respectable TD-LTE 2600 signal and good speeds.

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More testing later...in the morning.

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I think we'd all love to know you convinced your wife to do this. Maybe an entire thread?



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:21 PM

To be fair, I've seen like 3-4 people who have iPhones from Detroit. No idea if it's a club or just a "red car effect", but there's definitely more than one!

I can only assume so. 300 seconds would be 5 minutes, which is what we've seen on other devices, no?

I have no idea what "BSR" is, anyways. What is it?

Also: LTE 1900 performance on the MiFi 500 is actually slightly better than the Note II; it was able to pick up a fringe signal at my house (and lose it almost immediately, then pick it back up...) while the Note stays on 3G constantly.


Better Service Reselection. Basically a trigger to look for a better or higher priority network.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:10 AM

I think we'd all love to know you convinced your wife to do this. Maybe an entire thread?

Maybe it was just "honey wanna sneak off to a hotel away from the kids for a day?'



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:42 AM

We got severely delayed by a car accident/construction mess in Colorado Springs. We are checked into the hotel and my wife and I are even have a drink together for the first time in years.

Down in the basement lounge here I'm still getting a respectable TD-LTE 2600 signal and good speeds.

attachicon.gifuploadfromtaptalk1375503101128.jpg

attachicon.gifuploadfromtaptalk1375503129219.jpg

More testing later...in the morning.

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Wow...pretty decent signal for a "basement". Can't wait to see what results you get today with the USB to Laptop connection.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:44 AM

Maybe it was just "honey wanna sneak off to a hotel away from the kids for a day?'


Oh, wait? What? We were supposed to leave the kids? Damn!

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:48 AM

Wow...pretty decent signal for a "basement". Can't wait to see what results you get today with the USB to Laptop connection.


It was a basement, but the site is on the roof of the building. In my room, I can't seem to get above 43Mbps DL/18Mbps UL. However, I'm underneath the panels here. Maybe I should try the balcony? If that doesn't work, I'll walk a few blocks and get in front of the panels...unless I can get on the roof. ;)

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:51 AM

Take some pics Robert!!! Especially the 43 down and 18 up

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:59 AM

It was a basement, but the site is on the roof of the building. In my room, I can't seem to get above 43Mbps DL/18Mbps UL. However, I'm underneath the panels here. Maybe I should try the balcony? If that doesn't work, I'll walk a few blocks and get in front of the panels...unless I can get on the roof. ;)

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Question:

 

Did you try connecting both your laptop and the Note and perform a speedtest at the same time? I was just wondering if 2600 might be throttled. Sorry if this was covered before in the thread...its really long!



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:33 AM

OK...In my hotel room using my Netgear Zing 771S USB tethered to my laptop, bypassing the WiFi, this is the best result I got on Download...  

 

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It peaked around 56Mbps, then steadily dropped until it stopped at 47Mbps at the conclusion of the test.

 

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In contrast, my Note 2 got this:  

 

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So I believe my Note 2 is getting a lot of WiFI interference from several competing WiFi signals in my hotel.  Using the laptop tethered directly to the MiFi is the way to go.

 

So far if you cherry pick the best test result items, here is what I've encountered USB tethered to laptop:

 

Best Download speed:  56Mbps peak, 47Mbps completed test

Best Upload speed:  18Mbps

Best ping:  58ms  

 

So far the best test result using the Note 2 on WiFi:  

Best Download speed:  36Mbps

Best Upload speed: 20Mbps

Best ping:  88ms



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:39 AM

Did you figure out if that hotspot can do more than one spatial stream on the wifi yet?

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:41 AM

I'm now consistently hitting 43-47Mbps tests at this time and signal.

 

Robert



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:44 AM

Did you figure out if that hotspot can do more than one spatial stream on the wifi yet?

 

I think with the all the WiFi pollution in my current location, switching to WiFi will result in lesser speeds.  Even if it is dual stream.  So it will not be conclusive here.  When I take this testing mobile later, I'll give it a whirl.

 

Robert



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:51 AM

Moving the testing out to the balcony.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:52 AM

Robert, your EARFCN 40978 indicates a 2628.8 MHz center frequency, putting this TDD carrier in BRS blocks.  As you move around among sites and sectors, keep a log of your EARFCNs.  Let us see if it changes.

 

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:10 AM

Robert, your EARFCN 40978 indicates a 2628.8 MHz center frequency, putting this TDD carrier in BRS blocks.  As you move around among sites and sectors, keep a log of your EARFCNs.  Let us see if it changes.

 

AJ

 

I'm curious if he is keeping track of the cell IDs as well.  Those look like decimal style global cell identity numbers.

 

I think with the all the WiFi pollution in my current location, switching to WiFi will result in lesser speeds.  Even if it is dual stream.  So it will not be conclusive here.  When I take this testing mobile later, I'll give it a whirl.

 

Robert

 

I'm thinking these hotspots only do 1x1 on the wifi side, just a wireless nerd being curious if they can do 2x2 wifi.  I have used 2x2 in a heavy wifi environment and being close to the router still allowed for the 130+ handshake indicated on the laptop. 



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

This is why I prefer USB dongles or mPCIe into my router.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:28 AM

Robert, your EARFCN 40978 indicates a 2628.8 MHz center frequency, putting this TDD carrier in BRS blocks. As you move around among sites and sectors, keep a log of your EARFCNs. Let us see if it changes.

AJ


So far, every site I've connected to has been 40978. I'm keeping track of everything. I will definitely post any differences I come across.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:36 AM

We got severely delayed by a car accident/construction mess in Colorado Springs. We are checked into the hotel and my wife and I are even have a drink together for the first time in years.

Down in the basement lounge here I'm still getting a respectable TD-LTE 2600 signal and good speeds.

attachicon.gifuploadfromtaptalk1375503101128.jpg

attachicon.gifuploadfromtaptalk1375503129219.jpg

More testing later...in the morning.

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Sent a donation, have some more drinks with the wifey tonight!  :D  Please try to get 75Mbps speed test so I can send to John Legere.  :tu:



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

I'm curious if he is keeping track of the cell IDs as well. Those look like decimal style global cell identity numbers.


Definitely. I will be updating them on the Premier Sponsor TD-LTE site map.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:56 AM

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Best final result so far inside the hotel. We are now calling the valet for our car and about to go mobile. I have had to switch to the 12GB hotspot plan for the remainder of this billing period. I'm burning through the GB's! AJ is twitching. :)

 

Robert

 

EDIT:  Got one even slightly better:
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