This will sound like dumb questions... On what frequency (band)is EDGE running on?
Can you use a yagi antenna for 1800 / 1900 and connect using edge?
The signal strength reporting, is is possible to receive the wrong info?
What equipment can interfere with cell phone reception?
Can MTN or Vodacom’s towers interfere with each other?
One of my clients is using a Data card GPRS connection in there server. The signal the other day dropped 3 bars for no reason. I have done this installation a year a ago and on top of this, I bought a Duxbury EDGE PCMCIA and EDGE USB adaptors for tesing. I am testing it on different laptops, both clean. If I connect MTN datacards, it detects MTN(za) GPRS, and it is working fine. When I connect Vodacom (tried about 5 cards) it detects UMC GPRS. In the beginning it jumped between Vodacom EDGE and UMC GPRS but now only UMC. I have tested it on 2 laptops and a PC.
When it was working on Vodacom EDGE, I have done a speed test and was getting 60kb/s.
Sometimes the signal and internet speed drops. I am not sure, but it looks like it is showing the wrong signal with different operator.
Confused is not the word, and I am frustrated and really need some help or info.