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    Which is the best way to connect a mobile to a laptop(or a PC) and access the internet, through USB cable or Bluetooth?

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    Check whether Laptop or Desktop is Bluetooth enabled ..

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    Yes my laptop is Bluetooth enabled, Actually i asked interms of speed. One of the salesperson at the mobile store advised me to connect the laptop through Usb cable with the mobile to access the internet rather than using the bluetooth connection , since bluetooth results in much lesser browsing or downloading speed. Is there actually any kind of difference in terms of speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahesh View Post
    Yes my laptop is Bluetooth enabled, Actually i asked interms of speed. One of the salesperson at the mobile store advised me to connect the laptop through Usb cable with the mobile to access the internet rather than using the bluetooth connection , since bluetooth results in much lesser browsing or downloading speed. Is there actually any kind of difference in terms of speed?
    cable is better... bluetooth limits both the devices and softwares..

    bluetooth is also time taking.. you can connect to pc using your cable very quickly, but bluetooth will take much time because you will be required to give passphrases, have to wait for the drivers to recognise your bluetooth device, you have to click ok after each time your pc asks for authorization..

    so its better both speed wise and time wise to use cable in place of bluetooth.. you can try using bluetooth when you have to catch weaker signals, so you can put the mobile say 6 feet away at some place.. like that..
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    Bluetooth is way slower than connecting thru a cable. I've been using it both ways since quite a while now.

    But the downslide of cable I found is, the battery of the phone gets discharged if the phone is of that kind. Some other phones charge when you connect thru battery, you wouldn't have a problem in that case. But then the laptop battery begins to drain.

    With bluetooth, thats the only advantage. The battery of both the phone and the laptop stay longer.

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    It depends up on the speed of your connection. As you see that maximum data transfer rate through LAN is 100 Mbps, bluetooth too has similar limit.

    Found this on net

    According to the Bluetooth specification the gross data rate for ACL links is up to 1Mbps. For payload this means up to 723kbps in one direction (for 5-slot link without error correction mechanisms).

    In voice links (SCO) the data rate is 64kbps.


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    Bluetooth data transfer speed - Nokia Developer Community - Discussions

    It is better to use USB than Bluetooth.

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    I personally feel wired connection is always the best. we should resort to wireless only under specific times .

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    Its always best to use a wired connection if you have the option, and in this case use a USB cable.

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    It depends on the Connection you are using...If you want to use 2G or GPRS Internet then USB Cable or Bluetooth doesn't makes a difference in speed....But if you are using 3G Internet then definately USB Cable because USB Cables can transfer alot of Bandwith but Bluetooth can't.

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    I dont like using bluetooth, it can take some time to connect and then you have to switch on the bluetooth for both devices, where a usb cable conection is kinf od instant.

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    The Bluetooth technology now seems a bit outdated and old, but many still use a USB cable for transfers, connections and charging so yes its definitely the USB cable I would choose.

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    Use bluetooth as it is wireless. No hassle whatsoever.

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    It is wireless but I find it takes more time to connect, it has to detect the other device and all. True its wireless but its not like your connecting a big heavy item.

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    Ive used my blue tooth device since a long time, because I had lost my USB cable. My bluetooth device works fine without any problems and I can easily transfer files, so I would choose bluetooth over a USB cable.

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    Both are good in their own way, blue tooth is useful when wanting to transferring files or photos between phones and USB cable is good when wanting to transfer to or from computer.

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    Its been some time since Ive used my bluetooth, and recently its just been my USB cable Ive been using to transfer music and photos to and from my computer.

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    I use a USB when charging, transferring photos and videos from my phone and putting songs onto my phone from my pc.

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    hello everyone this is Ishita. i think USB is the best way for internet access.

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    Yes it is the best way of internet access if you travel a lot of or even have a laptop and use it in different locations.

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    You can either way of connecting but using a USB would be much more efficient and faster.

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    Bluetooth is long lost technology, it is still used by people but mainly for transferring photos or videos otherwise for an internet connection USB cable is the best.

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    wired > wireless. Always.

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