Most mobile broadband users rely on the 3G network to connect to the Internet and for other data transfer-related tasks. The speed at which the mobile device connects to the network depends on a number of factors, including the device's capabilities, the network's limitations and the distance from the nearest signal source. A variety of methods may be used to improve the 3G speed to one extent or another.
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Things you need
- USB adaptor (optional)
- External antenna (optional)
- Wireless router or signal booster (optional)
Download and install the latest firmware. Visit the device manufacturer's home page, and search for the latest software update. Small changes to the software profiles may greatly improve the 3G connection speed.
Move the device to another location. Place the device near a window or in a higher location. The less solid objects between the device and the source of the 3G signal, the better the connection speed.
Attach a USB extension to the 3G dongle. Use a male-female USB adaptor to hang the dongle in a place that receives a better signal. This may be next to an open window or similar location.
Attach an external antenna to the 3G device. Many devices have ports to connect external antennas, which boost the device's signal capture capabilities and increase performance.
Use a wireless router or signal booster. These 3G-compatible devices have much stronger antennas and are more efficient at capturing signals. Place the device in an area with good reception, and it boosts the signal for sharing between your other 3G-capable devices.
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