For some time now, all the leading cellular operatorsCommunications provide their subscribers the opportunity to purchase a GPRS / 3G modem, which allows you to use the Internet literally wherever a normal mobile phone catches. It sounds nice, but in reality everything looks not so rosy: for example, if you are in a country house where the phone works more or less, the quality of the mobile Internet can be extremely low.
Let's look at how the mobile Internet works, and try to speed it up.
You will need
- ? GPRS / 3G modem
- ? Computer or laptop
Modems for mobile Internet work through thoseThe same base stations (cells) as mobile telephony. Hence most of the problems associated with the quality of communication. If you are far from major cities, and there is only one or two cells next to you, the mobile phone will keep the signal and you will be able to make a call. However, to use the Internet? Thickness? Channel, most likely, will not be enough: imagine how many users can simultaneously call on the phone near you. The base stations "breathe", that is, the more the load on them, the less the coverage area of the signal. Few people know where the cells are physically located, so it's unlikely to get close to them for speeding up. In this case it makes sense to use the Internet in hours when the load on the station is minimal.
For the Internet it is important not only the speed of transmissionData, but also the stability of the connection. Many servers (sites) automatically close the connection with the client, if the response time (ping) is large. Therefore, during peak hours, you have to load pages repeatedly, restart the connection, and so on. In order to slightly improve the speed of the Internet, it is recommended to use the Opera browser with Opera Turbo enabled, or install the Traffic Compressor program. Thus, the pages that you request will be compressed on a third-party server, then sent to you. This will save traffic and reduce the number of attempts to download the page.
Modems can work slowly not only forOutside the city. In large cities, the quality of communication can also vary greatly in different regions. Sometimes problems arise because the base station working in 3G mode is physically closer to you. Yes, the data rate of the new 3G standard is much higher than GPRS, but the load on the new station may be more at the moment than at a remote cell operating in the GPRS / Edge mode. And so the closer 3G cell reduces its coverage area, and your modem tries to hook? Unstable signal. The quality of communication in this situation usually leaves much to be desired. It is recommended to switch the modem to GPRS / Edge mode. So you will lose a little in connection speed, but the connection will be more stable.