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10 Internet Connections At Same Time 152

An anonymous reader writes "As a follow-up to the story about Verizon being forced to allow tethering, the engineers at Connectify climbed on the roof and made a video showing an 85Mbps download rate through a combination of a tethered Verizon mobile phone and all of the available open Wi-Fi networks. It's a darn shame that they cancelled the unlimited 3G on the Kindle; tether 20 of those bad boys and you could have had a real Internet connection."
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10 Internet Connections At Same Time

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  • by sexconker ( 1179573 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @02:27PM (#41071237)

    Nope, the old Kindle's have a rudimentary web browser you can enable in one of the settings menus. Works fine on 3G.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @02:38PM (#41071423)
    It looks like they're using Free Download Manager on top of their connection software in the video ( In that case, those separate Internet connections could speed up even a single download quite a bit. My impression of 3G is that the fairness is set up so that a lot of connections per tower can get the expected download rates at the same time, no?
  • by pjt33 ( 739471 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @03:25PM (#41072159)

    Sure they have some states that are better, but they also have some crappy states (like Greece, Spain) that are a mere 1-2 Mbit/s.

    Source? I'm in Spain and I could have 50Mbit/s if I switched to ONO. (I can't be bothered: 20Mb/s with Jazztel is good enough for me). Maybe it's 2Mb/s if you average over everyone, including those who choose to live so far out in the sticks that they don't have running water, but I'd like to see the figures.

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