Needless to say that the UNIVERSAL Clip-on antenna was not worth the money and we recommend only buying one of these if your USB Modem is lucky enough to have a CRC9 connector built into it. Even then you can only expect a small improvement; unless you’re willing to spend considerably more on a big directional High Gain or Panel antenna (must be positioned towards your operators nearest transmitter, assuming you know where that is – try http://www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk or ask your operator).Article Index:
In addition, if you live in an area only covered by a 2G service then do not expect to magically receive a 3G or 3G+/3.5G signal from any of these. True it is possible for this to happen but the signal will be extremely weak and most coverage maps are already fairly liberal with the truth about reception for Mobile Broadband services. Note that antennas will give you a better improvement when used in an open outdoor location.
6. The Do-it-Yourself (DIY) solution
Inventive people will of course find their own solutions and there are a few things you can do that will improve your reception without costing the earth.
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