Improving the Speed of Your Mobile Broadband

Mobile broadband gives us the opportunity to access the Internet wherever we are. With the simple addition of a 3G dongle to our laptops we can access website, send emails and download music tracks and videos at any time and any place.  While, generally, mobile broadband offers very high speeds, there are some factors which can cause it to slow down.  Here are some tips to improve the speed of your mobile broadband.

The speed of your mobile broadband is determined by the capacity of your network.  If you are struggling with speeds, then you could consider changing your network.  In the UK, Vodafone offers the best mobile broadband speeds, followed by 3, with O2, Orange and T-Mobile supporting the lowest speeds.  But no matter how fast a speed your network can support, it means nothing if your 3G dongle is not capable of supporting those speeds.  Upgrading to a high speed dongle can improve your mobile broadband speeds.

One of the major factors affecting mobile broadband speed is the strength of the signal you receive from your network.  You signal strength will be indicated on your computer.  The lower your signal, the slower your speed will be.  Also, to get the highest mobile broadband speeds, you need to be in a 3G area.  In some cases, you can improve your signal strength by sitting closer to a window or by using a USB extension cable to attach your 3G dongle to your laptop.