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Old 03. Mar 2013, 03:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Diagnosing broadband dropouts !

Greetings folks, have a plug in 3G modem stick running @ 7.2 Mbps, wondering if someone has some suggestions or things to check, drop out of internet signal is very frustrating at times !
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Luckily I only have to rely on my mobile broadband as a backup to the cable which is just as well because most of the time the signal is cr@p.

I find in general that drop outs are mostly associated with your ISP or possibly your security software if you have a third party firewall installed. My service for instance will alternate between GPRS and HSDPA if the HSDPA service is "not available" (which is most of the time) Every time this happens on Windows the signal will drop out with some firewalls (Comodo), but not others (ZoneAlarm). I realize this isn't a very good indication overall, but it does highlight a possibility you could check locally. Otherwise, maximizing you signal strength is the best way to prevent drop outs which might mean you need an extension for your modem. In this case be sure to buy the best quality cable possible because a poor quality extension will probably degrade the signal more than any increase you obtain by moving the modem position.
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Luckily I only have to rely on my mobile broadband as a backup to the cable which is just as well because most of the time the signal is cr@p.

I find in general that drop outs are mostly associated with your ISP or possibly your security software if you have a third party firewall installed. My service for instance will alternate between GPRS and HSDPA if the HSDPA service is "not available" (which is most of the time) Every time this happens on Windows the signal will drop out with some firewalls (Comodo), but not others (ZoneAlarm). I realize this isn't a very good indication overall, but it does highlight a possibility you could check locally. Otherwise, maximizing you signal strength is the best way to prevent drop outs which might mean you need an extension for your modem. In this case be sure to buy the best quality cable possible because a poor quality extension will probably degrade the signal more than any increase you obtain by moving the modem position.
Thanx MidnightCowboy, looks like I will have to get an aeriel !
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Scungy 3d broadband signal, getting ADSL soon.
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