With some help from Russell I got my V710 cell phone working as a Bluetooth modem for my Windows XP notebook. So, of course, the next thing to do was hit dslreports.com and perform a speed test.

As you can see, it's not bad. Certainly better than dial-up but also not quite as good as I'd have hoped. But this was only one test performed from the second floor of my townhouse. I'll probably try others during my upcoming travel.

Posted by jzawodn at February 26, 2005 09:35 PM

Reader Comments
# kasia said:

That speed test is a little less reliable for such slow speeds, for instance the upload speed is probably higher than it shows.. It was designed with broadband in mind :)

on February 27, 2005 06:55 AM
# Russ said:

First, I don't understand why you don't ban that moron N3td3v. I can't *stand* obnoxious, ignorant, anonymous assholes like him. "/sbin/route add -host reject" I've got that as a one-click option in my blog system - it takes a week or so, but it clears out the half-wits pretty efficiently.

Secondly, something is *very* wrong with your numbers above. Here's the test I did a few months ago on a 6620 and a v710: http://www.russellbeattie.com/notebook/1008024.html it was much faster than what you're seeing.

Here's what an AT&T Wireless 3G phone is like as well: http://www.russellbeattie.com/notebook/1007928.html

We'll have to mess with the settings and see what's going on.


on February 27, 2005 07:26 AM
# Nick Arnett said:

Was this using GPRS? I'm struggling to get GPRS working on a new Cingular V551...


on February 27, 2005 11:27 AM
# Retract your comments said:

Retract your comments.

on February 27, 2005 02:14 PM
# EricB said:


Impressive job of proving Russ' point. You are most skilled.

on February 27, 2005 05:45 PM
# dan said:

I've done something similar for T-Mobile's internet service. link and instructions on setting it up can be found here link

on February 28, 2005 07:54 AM
# John said:

great info, thank you

on December 26, 2005 06:43 AM
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