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

Here is how to increase or boost your broadband signal using the materials found in your kitchen at home. This may be the old school way but I guess it is worth a try.

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 broadband signal then maybe this would help end your problem.

Materials that you need to boost your broadband signal

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  • A strainer with center hole fit for USB dongle
  • USB Broadband dongle
  • USB cable
  • Aluminum foil

Here are the 5 Easy Steps

Step 1: Perform speed test of your current broadband signal

You need to do this before the changes will be implemented. This serves as your basis to determine if there is improvement.

Sample speedtest before the improvement

Step 2: Place the USB cable in between the strainer and connect it with broadband USB dongle

Copy what is shown in the picture, as simple as that.
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Step 3: Wrap the strainer with aluminum foil

Just do what is shown in the picture. You can do this probably in less than 10 minutes.
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Step 4: Connect the other end of the cable to your computer

Connect the cable to the USB socket of your desktop or laptop computer.

Step 5: Perform speed test after the changes has been made

Check if there is improvement on your broadband connection speed. I hope there is an improvement similar to what happened to my connection after I do the changes.

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 share this on facebook so that others would know about this old school technique.

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

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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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