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512kbps tMobile hotspot for Remote Access (eg team viewer)?

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I'm thinking of switching to tMobile.

Their new plan offers tethering at at  512kbps.

Is that fast enough to support occasional teamviewer access (iphone hotspot to macbook, teamviwer to control my home pc)

Their One+ plan is +$25/month for highspeed tethering.

Thanks,
Mike
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by:Laroy Shtotland
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Yes, theorethical 512kbps is enough. However noone can promise how is it going to work in practice at your location.
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by:John Hurst
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That is very slow. My own personal hotspot (HUAWEI) is 20 mbits/second up and down and it more suited to this.
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Mal Osborne earned 251 total points
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Depends.

If it is a "solid" 512kbps, which is always at that speed, full duplex, low latency and low packet loss, it would be fine. Moving large graphic elements around might be a bit lethargic, but certainly OK for the odd support session.
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by:Jackie Man
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Teamviewer will consume up to 300kbps so you should be fine.

http://ad.impress.co.jp/special/nifty1310/
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What was that a link to: @Jackie Man?
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by:Jackie Man
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The link is taken from an ISP in Japan which provides mobile broadband services.

The link is about different use cases and the expected worst scenarios in case if the bandwidth is only 300kbps.

On the use case of Teamviewer and the worst sceanrio is the lagging if there is vivid pictures, photos during peak traffic hour of the Internet.

Teamviewer use case
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by:Jackie Man
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So, if your use case is not show casting photos in your remote computer during peak traffic hour of the Internet, 512kbps should be enough.
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by:mike2401
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Thanks.  I guess I could go out of my way to find a slow wifi and try it to figure out if it will be acceptable for occasional needs.

 I really don't want to spend $25 extra dollars every month to get fast tethering on tmobile.

-Mike
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by:Jackie Man
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Agreed.

But the coverage on wifi is a bit limited and you do not have control on your side.
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by:mike2401
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Teamviewer says it can work with a 56k modem so since 500kbps is 10 times more, that should be fine!
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Thanks!
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