While traveling in trains, I like to surf the internet via the mobile browser or via laptop that is usb tethered with the android phone.
Many times I have realized that in rural areas with bad GSM network coverage, it is possible to get html pages on the phone whereas the laptop cannot get the page.
After switching to 2G-only the surfing on the phone is much better now but surfing on the laptop is still bad.
I also read why-usb-tethering-goes-off-after-a-while but I do not think that my problem is caused by the network operator because surfing on phone still works.
Any ideas why this happens? Are there any settings on the laptop to improve the situation?
I am using android 2.2 samsung galaxy fit and a win7-64bit laptop using the e+-gsm/umts phonenetwork