How to increase the speed of the Internet on the modem?
To be able to use the Internet anywhere outside the home, many people buy usb modems from various mobile providers. The Internet will be where there is a cell phone tower.
However, often the speed of an Internet connection canbe low. Speed falls where many of the same users, the walls of the apartment do not pass the signal well or the tower is at a considerable distance.
About how to increase the speed of the Internet through a modem, will be discussed in detail below.
How to increase the speed of usb-modem
In our country, the Internet for usb-modemprovide companies MTS, Beeline, Megafon. Each company has its own tariffs, but the same modems. And, therefore, for all options will be the same ways to increase the speed.
Let us consider them in more detail.
How to increase the speed of the modem using an extension cable
The easiest way to increase the transfer speed of modems Megaphone, MTS or Beeline is to use an extension cable.
To do this, you need to buy a 2-3 meter usb extension cable, which is inserted into the modem. You should try to place the modem as high as possible and as close as possible to the window, where usually the best reception signal.
It is important to understand that a longer extension will result in a periodic loss of communication with the modem. Therefore 2-3 meters is the best option.
How to increase the speed with an antenna
You can also make an antenna from improvised means or buy it from a store. Those who want to do everything themselves, this instruction will help:
- To begin with, you need a thick copper wire, which will serve as the receiving antenna.
- We make from it a figure eight.
- Solder to it cable approximately 70 ohms.
- From the other end of the wire, release the central core and wrap it around the modem.
- The antenna is put in the window in the direction of your nearest mobile tower. If you do not know where it is, you can twist the antenna until you find the maximum communication signal.
Another popular antenna option isantenna from a can of beer or coffee. We take this jar and make a hole in it for the modem. We put the modem inside and connect it to the extension cable. The speed will increase due to this.
Increase the speed of the Internet with a Wi-Fi router
For this method, you need a router with or without usb-input, but then you need a wire to connect the modem and the router.
The bottom line is that the router catches the signal better than the usb modem, because it has an antenna. In addition, the router allows you to configure a Wi-Fi connection.
The most convenient location for the router is the attic of your house, but if you use a router not in the country, you can put it closer to the window.
We connect the modem to the router. You can also use, as in the first method, an extension cable, which will improve the result. After that, you will only need to set up a Wi-Fi connection and enjoy an increased data transfer rate.
Some other ways to increase the transfer speed of the usb-modem you can also find in our article How to increase the speed of the 3G-modem.