When you work from home you do not get to test other scenarios using the proxy, but this week I finally get away from home and work in a cortejo which is a bit like a small farm house in Orgiva on the outskirts of Granada.
I have to admit I was a little worried as it is in the middle of nowhere, no wifi and no TV. I could cope without the Spanish TV but no internet connection would be a disaster. So as soon as I arrived I asked if I would get a decent connection on the 3g and the answer was no!!
Anyway checked the phone and emails were arriving no problem and the signal looked strong. So set up the laptop using the iphone as a wifi hotspot, how amazing was that! Within seconds I was using the laptop for emails and browsing the web. Come the evening I thought what is the chance I will be able to watch the BBC iplayer via a 3 g connection, otherwise it was going to be a boring night on my own.
To my surprise I was streaming without any issues ie no buffering, fortunately I have an unlimited connection with orange, otherwise this could be expensive.
So this triggered my curiosity into what actual speed I was getting via 3g and it turns out over 7 mbps almost as good as my connection at home. Anyway I was so chuffed I thought i would be worth a blog post.