What is Packet Loss?

By Stephen Kota / August 27, 2020
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Packet loss is what happens when some packets of internet data never make it from the server to the client (or vice versa for uploads). It’s usually measured as the percentage of packets lost relative to the total number of packets sent. When packet loss occurs, systems may send redundant requests to recover the lost…

What is an N-Type Connector?

By Hannah Fillmore-Patrick / August 25, 2020
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N-Type connectors are the most common type of radio frequency (RF) connectors for coaxial cables. These hardy connectors can conduct ultra-high radio frequencies of up to 18 GHz and withstand voltages of up to 3000 VRMS. N connectors are also weatherproof and watertight – which means you can install antennas with this connector on rooftops…

What is Antenna Signal Gain?

By Hannah Fillmore-Patrick / August 23, 2020
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Signal gain is the strength that a booster antenna adds to your internet connection. A booster antenna can enhance the range and power of your connection. When it enhances range, signal is measured in decibels relative to an isotropic radiator (dBi). When it enhances power, it’s measured in decibels relative to a milliwatt (dBm). Gain…

What are the Types of Booster Antennas?

By Stephen Kota / August 21, 2020
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There isn’t one type of booster antenna that works best for everyone. Antenna results will always vary based on the cellular coverage in your area. To find out which type of antenna will work best for you, let’s take a look at the most popular directional and omnidirectional models. Difference Between Directional and Omni-directional Antennas?…

What are Coaxial Adaptors?

By Hannah Fillmore-Patrick / August 18, 2020
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Coaxial adaptors are metal components that convert one type of coaxial connector into another type of connector. If you’re connecting a booster antenna to an internet router, you may need a coaxial adaptor to convert an N connector (used in cable technology) to an SMA or TNC connector (used in internet technology). Adaptors can also…

Does Working from Home Reduce Employee Productivity?

By Stephen Kota / August 14, 2020
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During the coronavirus crisis, many businesses have had to experiment with remote work for the first time. While employers are still learning on the fly, the shift to online work has actually had a minimal effect on employee productivity levels. Research reveals that those working from home due to COVID-19 are just 1% less productive…

Why do I have good signal strength, but slow internet speeds?

By Stephen Kota / August 14, 2020
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When fixed wireless internet is at its best, it has internet speeds fast enough to rival some rural cable internet connections. People consistently report 4G LTE download speeds of more than 20 Mbps in fringe rural areas and more than 10 Mbps in remote rural areas. Average upload speeds, too, top 5 Mbps in fringe…

What is Bandwidth Throttling?

By Stephen Kota / August 9, 2020
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Bandwidth throttling occurs when an internet service provider intentionally slows down its users’ internet speeds. While it’s sometimes necessary to use throttling to manage traffic on mobile networks, internet providers can also use bandwidth throttling to reduce overall internet use on the network (and therefore save costs) and to upsell more expensive data plans with…

Which 4G LTE Data Plan is Right for Me?

By Stephen Kota / August 8, 2020
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You can save money on fixed wireless internet by choosing a plan with a data limit of 75 GB or 100 GB per month, rather than one with unlimited data. To find out if one of these limited data plans would work for you, let’s take a closer look at the use you’ll get out…

What is Client Update Rate?

By Stephen Kota / August 6, 2020
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Client update rate is how many times per second a client, like a computer or a console, processes the updates it receives from a server. When you play online games, a lower client update rate limits the number of updates you receive from game servers. A low client update rate can reduce the amount of…

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