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3g stick speeds?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:09 pm
by JamieLeeWV
Been considering getting the archos 3g stick to go with my 80 g9.

I have been tethering on my mobile phone to access the internet and its not the best, i am trying to stream live NHL hockey games via the gamecenter and I do not get very good speeds (but when watching them on my phone its fine).

I did a speed test on the archos will connceted to my phone via wi-fi and got speeds of 0.95mb download.


Does the 3g stick offer faster speeds?

Re: 3g stick speeds?

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:34 am
by syscheck
Yes, it does. If you're speaking about Megabit and not Megabytes.
It's supposed to be able to deliver 7,2 Megabit down.

I do have a T-Mobile (low) 3.6 Mbit connection and have no problem watching online videos / streams.

Re: 3g stick speeds?

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:50 am
by boone
have you been able to get a 3g stick to work with t-mobile? i have at&t, the stick reads my sim card, (i'm using it in my laptop until the g9 101 250gb arrives) and it tries to dial but fails. i called archos usa, but they told me the dialing protocols here in the us were incompatible with the european protocols used on the 3g stick. i haven't gotten much further than that...

Re: 3g stick speeds?

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:30 pm
by syscheck
I do think you have a problem outside Europe using the 3g stick; as you have noticed; I live in the Netherlands...
My bad for not telling earlier!

Re: 3g stick speeds?

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:05 pm
by boone
i got it to work here in the u.s.! boo yeah!

Re: 3g stick speeds?

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:09 am
by paddysmith
I want to more details about 3G stick,

Please help me. =D>

Re: 3g stick speeds?

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:08 pm
by boone
I ordered the stick from the u.k. and am using the at&t sim card from my non-smart phone which has a $15 a month unlimited data plan. The faq page for the g9 101 on the archos site had a section on the 3g stick that helped me get the settings/dialing rules sorted out. I think t-mobile is the only other u.s. carrier that uses sim cards, which is what the stick uses. By my figuring, you'll need the stick and a sim card and data plan for at&t or t-mobile. Each carrier has a set of dialing rules including a "phone number", account name, and password to get you logged in. (I found them online and have been using them to tether via bluetooth successfully for over a year without any nasty letters from at&t)