The project that I'm about to show you is designed to solve the problems of signal reception (GPRS, UMTS or HSDPA) by internet dongle, and is especially useful in those areas where the level of this signal is low and hardly admissible.
The accomplishment of this project can be carried out independently by anyone, as it's extremely simple. All necessary materials, infact, can be purchased online, also used, on eBay.com or other similar e-commerce platforms.
Both the USB cable and the little dish were purchased on eBay for less than 10 € each. If you do not have a tripod at home is fine any other support that can keep the satellite dish, which has a weight of 1.5 kilograms.
Once mounted you need to find the direction in which you have to aim your dish in order to get the best signal and the faster connection. To do this I recommend you to use the website www.speedtest.net.
|Operative Band||UMTS 2100 MHz|
|Power||Direct near field coupling|
|Gain||~ 25 dBi|
|Diameter Sat. dish||40cm|
|USB Dongle Speed (Virtual)||7,2 Mb/s (down)|
5,76 Mb/s (up)
|USB Dongle Speed (w/o Sat. dish)||0,10 Mb/s (down)|
0,05 Mb/s (up)
|USB Dongle Speed (Max. w/ Sat. dish)||6,97 Mb/s (down)|
1,88 Mb/s (up)
This project has a cost of only about 20 € and provides significant gain in decibels.
Based on my personal experience I can tell you that I've switched from a GSM (2G) to a HSPA connection (3G) ONLY THROUGH THIS TECHNIQUE!
PS: If you have any questions or hint, just leave a message below. Bye!