[rescue] Wireless (GPRS) connection speeds

Dave McGuire 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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