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Topic # 226061 18-Dec-2017 19:15
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We have a Huawei B315-3704 router thru Farmside and they said to set it at 3G. We do not need an aerial as we are in line of sight of the tower. Our speed has slowed down to 7mbps so I changed the setting back to the other option and the speed has increased. Farmside say I should keep it at the 3G setting. Our neighbour brought his modem (the same model) up and he got 32mbps with it sitting beside our, while we still got 7 mbps.  Farmside said its because his modem was picking up 4G!! They say to get 4G speeds we need an aerial. Surely there is another way we can get those speeds without having to drill holes in the house, as we can see the tower. Any suggestions?


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  Reply # 1921463 18-Dec-2017 19:28
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They may have a contractual agreement to install antennas on 4G in order to ensure things like RPSP is in check.

 

 

 

That's a figure that as a end consumer, you could not give a toss about 99% of the time. However, at a network level; ensuring this is within spec goes a long way to improve network performance under load.

 

You also have not confirmed if the neibour was also through farmside.





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  Reply # 1921474 18-Dec-2017 20:09
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The neighbour has a vodafone modem, identical to ours and as vodafone own farmside now there should be no difference in signal. he used our password and got readings off our modem as bad as  we did but got excellent ones off his.  The question I asked is, is there any way to get the 4G signal without using an aerial seeing as we have line of site  i.e. in the modem settings somewhere?


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  Reply # 1921478 18-Dec-2017 20:18
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As mentioned, there may be a contactable agreement.

 

 

 

Just because it's the same physical network, Doesn't mean there isn't another condition that says Farmside requires a Antenna. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1921512 18-Dec-2017 21:08
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This is rubbish and who ever is telling you to lock the modem to 3G only is a moron

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Edit: Can you lock the modem to 3G / 4G only or 4G only?




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  Reply # 1921549 18-Dec-2017 22:15
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Lock it to 4G if you want to for sure!

 

How far away is tower that you see?

 

Post the modem stats (login to modem, go to "home" tab, post PCI, RSCP, etc...)

 

 





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  Reply # 1921589 19-Dec-2017 07:47
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In the settings on the modem there is only "network settings" and in there the only options are "LTE preferred" or "UMTS 3G preferred" which is what Farmside told me to change to. I have changed it back to LTE preferred. At 7.45 this morning I did a speed test and am getting 31mbps download and 13 mbps upload so I guess the LTE setting is the better one. There is a greeny coloured light on the modem this morning, meaning its reding 4G, not the usual blue which is the 3G signal, so guess the problem is solve. Thanks.


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  Reply # 1921591 19-Dec-2017 08:01
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Set it to LTE preferred and if anyone from Farm side says anything else tell them to go jump in the lake

4G / LTE will provide lower latency as well

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  Reply # 1921592 19-Dec-2017 08:04
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Linux: Set it to LTE preferred and if anyone from Farm side says anything else tell them to go jump in the lake

4G / LTE will provide lower latency as well

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  Reply # 1921593 19-Dec-2017 08:06
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hio77:
Linux: Set it to LTE preferred and if anyone from Farm side says anything else tell them to go jump in the lake

4G / LTE will provide lower latency as well

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Why anyone from Farm side would say use 3G preferred is beyond me :P

 

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  Reply # 1921595 19-Dec-2017 08:09
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Linux:

hio77:
Linux: Set it to LTE preferred and if anyone from Farm side says anything else tell them to go jump in the lake

4G / LTE will provide lower latency as well

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Why anyone from Farm side would say use 3G preferred is beyond me :P


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Why a network would offer a wireless broadband service over 3g is beyond me :P




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  Reply # 1921606 19-Dec-2017 08:43
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Thanks guys for all your help and confirmation that I had done the right settings.  They probably wanted me to have an aerial because we had to go thru the hoops to get the modem installed without an aerial, so guess its just their systems protocols to say you need an aerial. We are in direct line of site of the tower which is 6km by road away, so maybe 4k straight line. Thanks again.


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  Reply # 1921707 19-Dec-2017 09:42
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why not have an aerial? will make the connection more stable


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  Reply # 1921723 19-Dec-2017 09:48
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Mummabee:

 

Thanks guys for all your help and confirmation that I had done the right settings.  They probably wanted me to have an aerial because we had to go thru the hoops to get the modem installed without an aerial, so guess its just their systems protocols to say you need an aerial. We are in direct line of site of the tower which is 6km by road away, so maybe 4k straight line. Thanks again.

 

 

 

 

4-6KM is really looking at the edge of the cell tower, Not really what i'd take as close as per implied throughout this thread.

 

 

 

That may be the conditional for requiring a Antenna, While your speedtests may be great, the underlying network figures could account for knock on affects.





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  Reply # 1923464 21-Dec-2017 23:58
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Mummabee:

 

We are in direct line of site of the tower which is 6km by road away, so maybe 4k straight line. Thanks again.

 

 

Thats a long distance





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  Reply # 1923514 22-Dec-2017 08:29
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Slap one up (or two if you're feeling spendy). You won't regret it...

 

 

 

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