Have you ever noticed that your Internet connection isn’t as stable when you’re tethered to your smartphone as it is when you’re connected to a WAP or router connected to a cable? Why is that?
In this episode of the Android Guy Weekly we’ll cover:
- How cell towers keep you connected to one tower even though you may be within reach of another tower (and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing)
- How this is especially troublesome while you’re moving (like on a train or a bus)
- One way wireless providers could mitigate the whole “moving” problem (and why it will take a long time to implement)
- Some ways that cellular phones make these issues “transparent” to you (but only when you’re surfing on your cell phone, not when you’re tethered)
- Why all of these factors combined can make your experience on a tethered device (like a laptop or tablet) less than optimal
- One ridiculously simple way to help minimize your tethering woes