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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 Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @02:27PM (#41071231)

    You need a node on the internet that can split a single connection and send the data down the separate links. Otherwise those are just 10 separate internet connections that can only be used for separate transfers.

    Besides, if you were to use 20 3G connections at a time, you'd see significant slowdown per connection as these are in competition for the shared medium.

  • by Picass0 ( 147474 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @02:32PM (#41071325) Homepage Journal

    The reason you need to jump through hoops like this video only underscores how crappy internet service is in the US.

  • by cpu6502 ( 1960974 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @02:54PM (#41071677)

    >>>how crappy internet service is in the US.

    Oh look.
    A member of the Entitlement Generation complaining "oh the U.S. is so sucky" while the other 6 billion people live on less than 10 dollars a week. It's like listening to a member of the elite bitch-and-moan that he's only in the top 1% of the wealthiest instead of the 0.1% wealthiest.

    FACT: The average U.S. speed is EQUAL to the average EU speed. That's right: Our cousins in the European Union have it No better than we Americans. 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.

    The only continent-spanning union that is faster is the Russian Federation (+2 Mbit/s faster than EU or US). But the U.S. average is faster than Canada. Faster than Mexico. Faster than China. Faster than Brazil. Faster than Australia. Faster than India.

  • by Picass0 ( 147474 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @03:46PM (#41072479) Homepage Journal

    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess than since I'm 44 years old there's a good chance older than you, so don't talk down to me like I'm your junior.

    I didn't burn a flag so stop implying things about my political leanings. I only said internet speeds in the US don't fare well against benchmarks from around the world and that's the truth. That will change if Google Fiber goes widespread.

    Stop injecting politics into crap that's not political. I'm not alone in being sick of people talk like they're on a cable TV debate program. I was discussing internet bandwidth, not the November general election.

    If I were eating and said "MMM, good cheeseburger!" you'll find a f'ing way to make it about Obama. You know what? Forget everything I just said. What I really should have typed is short and sweet:


  • by h4rr4r ( 612664 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @04:09PM (#41072865)

    Yes, I actually do buy cars based on a calculation of a percentage of income.

    The rich paying less percentage tax is just that, them paying less tax than they should be paying. The fact that the number is still higher has no impact.

  • by Jeng ( 926980 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @04:17PM (#41073007)

    Those who benefit the most from society owes society the most.

To be a kind of moral Unix, he touched the hem of Nature's shift. -- Shelley