USB Modem Booster is a hardware add on which can enhancing signal strength just like a basic satellite receiver or it can be complex ready to buy hardware. In our previous article on HSDPA/3G USB Modem Brands and Models, we have shown you a DIY USB Modem Booster created by a person. Let us go in to deeper in USB Modem Booster.
USB Modem Booster : Does it Works ?
USB Modem Booster has not much rocket science behind it. It can increase the signal strength. Which can give you a better speed within your reachable circle or can make the signal “visible” when you are right out of range – that is the device itself can not detect it properly as because it has smaller receiver. Whether any USB Modem Booster will work or not fully depends on the ISP, your terrain, the technology behind the service (HSDPA or 3G or 2G) and definitely the hardware and your way of usage. As like our old Television set of few decades back, it can not make a thing that is beyond the reach. An USB Modem Booster, in simple words can maximize the hardware’s performance depending on both the hardware and the Firmware.
USB Modem Booster : Ready To Buy and DIY Solutions
Ebay is an odd site where from “cheat the idiot” stuffs to quite good things can be found. You will find some kind of USB Modem Booster there. Rest is fully different, DIY style.
This is the diagrammatic representation of a satellite receiver :
So basically if you put your USB Modem in that place of camera like thing behind the small reflector, it will work. Advanced DIY project is to get an old rejected thing and put it there. Most USB Modem comes with an extension cord, just it will help you. Do not increase the length of the USB cable by joining several cables or buying a lengthy one – you will need a hardware gain to increase the strength again, otherwise the the thing actually can reduce the speed, that is an issue with USB 2.0. If you have some idea about Antenna, obviously you need to experiment for the perfect facing (North, East, West, South and in betweens).
The basic form of USB Modem Booster is using a thing like we shown in our previous article linked at the beginning of this article.