Mobile broadband is a fantastic concept and is one of the fastest growing industries in years. But with more and more people coming to rely on mobile broadband as their primary internet connection method, getting a good strong signal has become ever more important. There are competitive deals out there that are starting to make traditional landline based broadband less attractive, but if you canít get a good strong signal with your dongle then you may not be able to enjoy the benefits of the deals. To help you take maximum advantage of this great new technology we have compiled a few Ďtop-tipsí to help you get a better signal. These simple tips should help when it comes to improving your mobile broadband coverage:
But before trying anything too drastic, consider the following simple tips and tricks. Many users have reported significant improvements in their 3g mobile broadband signal by implementing these tips:
- Move near a window or upstairs
When using your mobile phone you will tend to get a better signal when at a window or upstairs rather than in the middle of a building. The same logic will apply to mobile broadband, it works better where there are no buildings or youíre not in the centre of it etc. You will find that connecting to the Internet is easier outside although thatís not to say that itís still wonít get a good connection inside a building. By adopting the same principles of using a mobile phone you can easily understand how to achieve a good connection using mobile internet.
- Place the dongle in a saucepan or pot
This might sound like a strange idea, but tests have shown that placing your 3g dongle in a regular kitchen saucepan or pot can result in significantly improving mobile broadband signal. The metal pot acts as an antenna and will concentrate the signal in the centre, thereby improving the reception for a dongle which is placed in this area. Admittedly this is not a particularly practical solution for mobile broadband while you are ;out and aboutí but if you are using a 3g dongle for internet access in your house then I would strongly recommend trying this out to see if it works for you.