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Does a datacard have anything to do with broadband speed

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    Default Does a datacard have anything to do with broadband speed

    I use my Airtel 3G connection via tethering at times, and I know the sim can be used in a data card. But I need to understand and know whether a datacard has anything to do with the broadband speed I will get.

    Do different datacards give different broadband speeds? Do datacards have different specifications from others? If this is the case then what should I look for in a datacard to make sure I get good speeds.

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    Im not sure, but I know that all datacards have a different Mbps, so that probably means that there would be a difference in speed according to the datacard you use or purchase.

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    Slight difference in speeds, i observed that speeds are more constant on modem , speed fluctuated via tethering

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    Warrior I don't think you understood my question. I was asking if using certain datacards give a different broadband speed. If I use a certain Beetal model data card, will that give a different speed to the Micromax model data card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubelight View Post
    I use my Airtel 3G connection via tethering at times, and I know the sim can be used in a data card. But I need to understand and know whether a datacard has anything to do with the broadband speed I will get.

    Do different datacards give different broadband speeds? Do datacards have different specifications from others? If this is the case then what should I look for in a datacard to make sure I get good speeds.
    Specs are different, speed depends on your isp & modems.
    If your isp is providing 7mbps of speed then you'll be getting same 7mbps speed even if you use 14mbps/21mbps/28mbps modems....but you may not get constant 7mbps on 7mbps modem, speed fluctuates from 5.5mbps -7mbps ( i personally tested it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubelight View Post
    Warrior I don't think you understood my question. I was asking if using certain datacards give a different broadband speed. If I use a certain Beetal model data card, will that give a different speed to the Micromax model data card?
    Both modems having same speed ? If yes, you will get same speed.......

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    All datacards have different specifrcations, and have a different Mbps. The speed of your internet will purely depend on your service provider.

    I have posted a link of a thread which I created about different data cards. You will be able to see the different data cards, the speeds the provide and other features that they have.

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/mobile...rds-india.html

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    They do, which is why datacards are priced at different rates. Some datacards have more features than others and some have the very basic features.

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