I'm currently stuck in a somewhat backwoods part of the world, with my only source of Internet being a CDMA type dongle.
Webcomics are a slight pain in the rear, but work sloooowly, when they work at all. Some other stuff such as SU chat dosen't work at all. The dongle comes with some software called netbooster which looks old, and dodgy, and I'd rather not install that. Trading off image quality would be alright, and at the moment, the big thing is just to get things running acceptably fast.
What would be my options for getting things to run a little more snappily? I'm currently running Windows 7, with a ZTE CDMA 1x with Reliance Netconnect, in a small town in south india (if geography matters.). The big thing is image load times at the moment it seems.
I have Firefox, Chrome and QT web on my laptop, but I wouldn't be averse to installing another browser. I also have a VPS with decent upload and download, and I wouldn't mind some flavour of proxy if it was simple to install - I don't really care about securing it since I'm only here a few days.
Ping to google
Pinging google.com [188.8.131.52] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=2108ms TTL=54 Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=2378ms TTL=54 Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=785ms TTL=54 Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time=2437ms TTL=54 Ping statistics for 126.96.36.199: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 785ms, Maximum = 2437ms, Average = 1927ms
I'm finding it hard to get a bandwidth test to work since this connection is that damned slow. The best i've seen so far is ~20kbps and when i downloaded opera with wget, the average speed i got was about 16kbps