Linux Mint 17.1
Service Provider MTN
Having lots of issues with my connections and my signals, I will try and be as precise as possible.
I have a laptop with W8.1 on and it uses a usb modem to connect, the signal strength is reasonable 3G
but not brilliant, the light display is a fixed blue an the modem fixes direct to the laptop USB.
I have a desktop with Linux 17.1 on and I use the same modem as the above, I just disconnect from
one and re-connect to the other and it is connected via a 4 port USB Hub (I have tried each port as well as direct to the PC)
On my Linux the signal strength is atrocitious staying mainly in the flashing green and sometimes fixed green
never blue and disconnecting repeatedly. I am unable to get my updates and the download rates are mostly in the
bps range and jumping ocassionally into the Kbps range.
I am confused as both the computers are next to each other so surely the signal strength picked up should be
the same (or am I wrong).
I have tried different options in the settings for the signal i.e (Automatic) & (WCDMA only) both work fine but Automatic
fluctuates into the 2G strength and the WCDMA remains 3G.
I am approx. 2kilometres from the tower and can actually see it clearly from my home.I have no problems with my cell
phones but unsure how the cell phone signal and the internet signal work (are they both the same) or do they get received
the same and converted differently (maybe a dumb question)