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Do we have any people here that use 3G internet connection for downloading/uploading their F@H work?

I am in the process of moving and the DSL connection at the place I'm moving is terrible. It is down more than it is up. I need to have a connection that is up most of the time.

I can get a better upload rate with the 3G on my phone than my current cable connection has... only difference is the latency. Instead of a 30ms ping, I get a 400ms ping with the phone on a speed test.


So the question is, will the ping interfere with uploading bigadv units? (I do the big bigadv units)
Does it cause unit uploads to fail?
Is it reliable for uploading units?
Also, if I get a separate 3G hotspot thing... would that get better speed/ping than my phone could get (HTC EVO)


I'm really not sure what I will do if I cant get this internet problem solved...
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My DSL upload is pretty terrible too, so I used 3g to upload bigadv units for a while and I had no problems at all. Now I only have a 1GB/month plan, so I can't use it anymore

EDIT: Also, about the ping, I just did a speedtest and my 3G ping is also pretty high compared to DSL, so I wouldn't say that it's a problem.
Edited by rurushu - 7/17/11 at 2:18pm
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A high ping won't have any affect on uploads. Its more of a concern when gaming online or VoIP.
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Yeah... I wont be able to game.


But as far as data usage... I am currently on a Sprint affiliate plan with my phone, so very low monthly cost and data is unlimited... I am hoping I can get a similar deal for a separate 3G hotspot.
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i used to fold on a verison 3g hotspot card, would take about 45 minutes to upload/download bigadv units but it worked fine.

verison only goes up to 5gb a month with their pc internet data plans, same with at&t. if u find a unlimted mobile internet plan please let me know, we go over or almost go over every month from just browsing a few websites a day
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Originally Posted by k4m1k4z3 View Post
I can get a better upload rate with the 3G on my phone than my current cable connection has... only difference is the latency. Instead of a 30ms ping, I get a 400ms ping with the phone on a speed test.
lucky you. i get ~150-300ms ping but DL @ 100KB/s and UL @ 20KB/s on my 3G
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post #7 of 7
I've used my rooted Evo for hotspot on 3G to upload bigadv on several occasions. You shouldn't have any issues with it unless you are in an area with frequent 3G drop outs/bad signal, etc. Even then, if you are using the windows v7 client it will resume the upload if it is disconnected anyway I think. The older command line versions(6.x) won't though.
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