Clear WiMax Caps -Better than Dial-up!

If you have followed my blog, you wills see I have a love-hate relationship with Clear Wireless in Atlanta, GA.

Love: Good speeds in god weather and in the Winter (when trees are bare) up to 10Mbps!

Hate: Inconsistent speeds and inconceivable policies of bandwidth capping

A few weeks ago, I was complaining that Clear was capping my speeds (I assume during ‘peak’ hours) to about 1 Mbps (about 130KBps). 

This occurred for a few weeks and then it stopped; I was getting a constant 6-10Mbps 24x7.

For the past few days if I attempt to download something that takes more than 15 minute, I have been enjoying a cap of about 230kbps (about 29KBps):


Tonight I attempted to download the new Ubuntu 10.10 ISO- and after about a quarter hour of decent speed it dropped to the above abysmal speed.  Good God Clear- what the Hell are you doing to me?

Luckily I have two other Clear connections in my package that I can switch to and get a resemblance of the speed I was promised when I signed up to Clear about a year ago.

Be warned all- Stay clear of Clear! (if you think you will ever need to actually use your Internet connection!)


Limera1n Jailbreak for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

GeoHot has just released a new Limera1n exploit for iPhone/iPod Touch devices running 4.1.  It currently does note support the 3GS with the latest boot rom, but the website indicates this is being worked on.

Instructions are included with the app, but detailed instructions are available at Redmond Pie.

It is still in beta, so there are additional updates/tweaks to come.

I was unable to get my iPad running iOS 4.2.2 beta to work, but I will try it on another PC later.

I am currently downloading the 4.1 update for my iPhone 4; it is a 589MB firmware, so it is taking a few minutes to download.

If this does not work, the SHAtter exploit is due to be released tomorrow…