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Topic # 240648 18-Sep-2018 17:34
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Spark website says I can get wireless broadband. Is there a way to check signal strength? My Spark mobile phone shows only 1 bar where I would need to place a wireless router. Or is the phone not necessarily a good indicator. I don’t want to go the wireless route and find it is not as good as my current ADSL. Thankyou, Ken

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  Reply # 2092704 18-Sep-2018 17:38
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Best first step would be to do a quick test on your phone. Even at 1 bar, you could easily be seeing 50+mbit.


Generally modem will get a better lock due to the larger antenna inside.




I'm happy to have a deeper look into the signal at your address, DM me the details.


Being wireless, the position of the modem is kinda important. Installing a directional antenna could be an option too however.

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  Reply # 2092712 18-Sep-2018 17:54
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1 bar means nothing for 4G you are better off getting the RSSI

I have seen well over 80Mbp/s down on 1 bar


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