Despite the similarity with light, microwave radiation differs somewhat more penetrating. It is able to pass through objects opaque to visible light, provided that they do not conduct electricity. On the other hand, due to the large wavelength, a conventional metallic mesh netting, check only a small part of visible light, can be microwave waves almost insurmountable obstacle. This applies to the metal rods in reinforced concrete. If you are in a concrete house, and especially in a construction trailer, trimmed with solid sheet metal, move the modem to the window, and the reception is much better. If the modem is connected to PC directly, use a USB extension cord, but not always, and meet the requirements of USB 2.0 standard, otherwise the data transfer rate will be somewhat less.
Microwave radiation may also be delayed and even penetrates such large objects as the neighboring house. Reflection is able to create a so-called interference pattern, consisting of local minima and maxima of the signal. To find the maximum, use a USB extension cable. Because the signal strength indicator responds to changes in the terms of reception with some delay, move the modem around the room slowly, both horizontally and vertically. Sooner or later you'll find a place where signal is significant. Please note that since the human body has an electrical conductivity, moving around the room people are able to change the shape of the interference pattern.
If the reception quality is changed suddenly, and dramatically, take the time to go to the kitchen and see what happens from there. Maybe the reception is worsening during those periods when the microwave oven is in use. It works in close area of the range, but with much more power, and if it affects the WiMaxmodem (and the usual Wi-Fi devices), it means that there is leakage radiation. It is dangerous to health and this oven would be subject to immediate repair in the workshop.
Than is longer-wavelength electromagnetic radiation, the more rough the surface is suitable for focusing. That is why a satellite dish is not polished to a mirror Shine. For Yota modem, it is also possible to manufacture the likeness of a parabolic antenna by placing it in the focus of the usual metal basin. Just send her will not to a satellite and to a base station after learning exactly where the last.
Advice 2: How to improve reception Yota
The use of mobile Internet is the innovation which is already appreciated by many people throughout Russia. The operator Yota, providing broadband Internet access on the territory of several Russian cities by standard WiMax, quickly gained popularity. But the signal quality is not always high, often the reception is poor, and sometimes non-existent. You can try to improve reception of the modem Yota, selecting the optimal location, but a more effective method is to buy an antenna signal booster that can work even in the car.
You will need
- USB extension cable
- Suction Cup
- Antenna-signal booster WiMax
Despite the fact that the Yota modem connects to the USB port of your computer if you use it at home, then take the time to stick it directly. Better to buy a USB extension cable that reduces signal quality and has a good capacity. This is important, because if before purchase you had slow Internet because of bad connection, now it can slow poor quality extension cable.
Fasten one end of the extension cable into the USB port of your computer and the other end put it on the window or in another area of the apartment where a good signal reception. Walk with the laptop or with the extender inserted into it with Yota modem, to discover a place that is ideal for a permanent stay. Attach the modem to the window is very simple with a conventional suction Cup. You can also use double sided sticky tape.
If these simple measures aren't enough for you, signal is still weak, it is necessary to purchase additional equipment. WiMax antenna can help to boost the signal Yota network, making your job that much more enjoyable.
People who use the Internet Yota in the car, also do not have other choice, except buying an antenna amplifier. This effective tool during car trips in the city do not suffer from the deterioration of the reception network, even if you leave the coverage area.
Is the advice useful?
If you are outside the coverage area of the network Yota, but at some distance from it, then try to catch the signal using the antenna. Often where conventional modems do not catch, antenna cope, and 4G Internet you will work.