How to Increase / Boost 3G USB Broadband Signal the Old School Way

This was contributed by a credible source and a Filipino photographer as well, based in Singapore. If you’re looking for ways on how to boost 3G USB broadband signal then maybe this would help end your problem.

Materials that you need:

How to increase broadband signal

1. A strainer with center hole fit for USB dongle

2. 3G USB dongle

3. USB cable

4. Aluminium foil (Aluminum)

What you need to do:

1. Perform speed test before the changes will be implemented (this serves as your basis to determine if there is improvement).

Sample speedtest before the improvement

2. Place the USB cable in between the strainer and connect it with 3G broadband USB dongle

How to increase broadband signal 2

How to increase broadband signal 3

3. Wrap the strainer with aluminum foil just like what was depicted in the picture.

3G 4

3G 5

4. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer

5. Perform speed test after the changes has been made. Check if there is improvement on the broadband connection speed.

Sample speed test after the improvement

If you have the available materials at home then why not try it. If you made an experiment about this come back here and share to us the results. You can also like us on facebook so that others would know about this existing technique.

*Hope this would help to improve / Boost 3G USB Broadband Signal at your place. :-)

17 comments… add one
  • ladybubblejet September 15, 2010, 4:33 pm

    will this work also if you use your cp as your modem instead of usb broadband?

  • kid igot August 6, 2011, 3:04 am

    it works dude 100%!!! stupid but great!!

  • webcatcher September 24, 2011, 2:09 pm

    High Five to mattscradle for this very helpful post! Cheers Matt!

  • zoom October 29, 2011, 4:38 am

    100% working… from 90kbps to 400kbps! using globe tattoo.

    • Aidz August 26, 2014, 2:33 pm

      It works in my Globe Tattoo too. from 1MBPS – 3MBPS

  • suremate November 2, 2011, 1:37 am

    Actually it is available mostly on computer outlets(Octagon, Columbia, Villmans, etc..) but the cheapest is @cdrking(and there are a lot of outlets).

  • kuliglig November 2, 2011, 6:14 am


    thanks po sa information.. been trying different outlets of cdr-king puro out of stocks, i will try dun sa others stores u have mentioned..

    thanks again.

  • accessd01 February 18, 2012, 1:23 pm

    looks good! but just wondering the provider is different from the 2 screenshots (before & after) :p this will not hurt to try, will definitely gain some but doubt a big jump will happen :p

  • kuliglig April 11, 2012, 3:26 am

    I have tried this one and it works.

  • knowwell March 7, 2013, 11:14 pm

    I’m electronics Engineer, by principle this will surely work :)

  • Gerald July 7, 2013, 1:39 pm


  • suremate July 20, 2014, 12:12 pm

    Best Signal Catcher Still!
    Still Using USb Smartbro here in mindanao & w/ the power of a program I only load P15. every 15days & got unlimited internet for 30days!..

  • kenneth July 31, 2014, 2:51 am

    Hello @mattscradle..ah pde dn ba to sa pocket wifi n my usb dongle ? Kc sun broadband gmit ko and sobrang bagal dn eh ..i hope it work also..pls response

    • Adam July 31, 2014, 4:48 pm

      Hi Kenneth, you can give it a try po. Just make sure that the setup is the same with the picture. However, I haven’t tried it on a pocket wifi.

    • jenelyn October 14, 2015, 6:10 am

      hi sir MattsCradle…can you make post for pocket wifi using zte pocket wifi..its openline..and currently im using tatoo sim..but connection still not good.

  • Adam October 6, 2014, 8:11 am

    Hi Raymart sorry but I haven’t tried the one you are talking about here. You can place the one in the picture outside of your window so you can determine which one performs better.

  • Lance November 22, 2015, 1:07 am

    100% works. Nice work man! *salute*

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