3 dongle

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Anyone else havng problems this morning? Mine keeps dropping out and sometimes won't connect. It's not the dongle as my phone is the same. :Angry:
     
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    My dongle kept dropping out as well but managed to put it away before anyone noticed, hee hee:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I had it the other day here on a particulatly bad weather day.Put it down to insufficient bandwidth on the system to cope with the traffic load.

    May be atmospheric conditions as well as it wasn't showing the normal 5 bars on the signal strength level.
     
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    Sorry to hear that Roger....You COULD get arrested for that.:Rofl1:

    Or get a nickname "The Phantom Dongle-Dangler of Devon":Eeek:
     
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    No problems on 3 today..

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    I operate the internet on a 3 dongle about 14 or more hours a day from inside my RV and have been having some problems of late. I had it 'blue-tacked' it to the top of the monitor so that I could see what was happening to the 'tell-tale' lamp on the body of the dongle.

    The I began to realise that I was having more problems during the hours of darkness than in daylight - which soon led to the discovery that the thermal roller-blinds (we have in the RV) were blocking the signal.

    So i bought a slightly longer lead and cellotaped the back of the dongle to the inside of the nearest window to my computer desk - and the difference in signal strength was an increase of at least two strength bars.

    I then tried hanging it out of the window but it didn't have any beneficial effect on the reception - no matter where I positioned it, I still only got as good a reception as when it was taped to the inside of the window - and it was very, very cold and wet when I brought it in!

    So, as far as I am concerned - the best position for my dongle is firmly and fairly fixed flat against the glass of the window.
     
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    We had ours on 3 x 3metre usb extension cables :Rofl1: running outside the roller shutter door of the unit as the door shielded the signal badly.

    I put the dongle in a plastic case that Memory modules come in and taped it up to keep the weather from it.

    It worked a dream.:BigGrin:
     
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