[rescue] Wireless (GPRS) connection speeds
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Aug 12 13:24:50 CDT 2003
On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 02:18 PM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
>> If you end up going with wireless GPRS, look into Nextel.
>> You are guaranteed 19.2, and with the unlimited plan (assuming
>> you do not need a routable IP), you can get perceived speed of
>> up to 56k because of compression. And you won't have to sign a
>> 2yr contract to get that. Nextel has two different channels on
>> their network, one for voice and the other for data (GPRS), which
>> is how they can guarantee the 19.2k.
> No routable IP? Perceived 56k? If I wanted percieved 56k, I'd use a
> 56k modem. The idea is to find something, anything!, that would be
> faster without breaking the bank (say, $100/mo).
Well...keep in mind, most of the crappy visible performance of a
modem connection is latency, not lack of bandwidth. To wit, a 56Kbps
DDS (leased line) connection *feels* about three times faster than a
56Kbps modem connection.
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford
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