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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 alexgieg ( 948359 ) <> on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @02:41PM (#41071479) Homepage

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

    True enough. On the other hand, my Kindle 3's 3G connection went kaput a few months ago and I haven't missed it. I guess I could have saved some money buying the WiFi-only model back then. In fact, now that I think about it, I connect it to my home WiFi once every two weeks or so, and I'm reading on it all the time. I wonder if my usage pattern is typical.

  • by Jeng ( 926980 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @02:41PM (#41071483)

    Ok, so they made a download of 85Mbps, is this impressive due to the speed, or the complexity?

    Also, how fast is the Ethernet connection on it's own?

    All in all, they hooked up all of these networking cards:

            7 USB Wi-Fi Cards
            USB 3G Modem
            4G Tethered Smartphone
            Ethernet Connection

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @03:23PM (#41072101)

    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.

    Oh look, a member of the "you have no right to complain about anything" generation. I'm guessing you're a Baby Boomer, that generation that had as children the best mix of right and left ideas, who when they grew up into the political thinkers of the 80's who decided the rest of us weren't entitled to that.

    Generational bigotry works both ways.

  • Webramp (Score:4, Interesting)

    by CambodiaSam ( 1153015 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @03:23PM (#41072119)
    I played with one of these back in the 90s that did the same thing. []

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