Routers, WiFi routers

  • O'k, I'm kinda forced to employ one soon enough, but there are questions - I've never used them.

    See, heard some stuff that such routers lose their capacity when they get plugged-unplugged or something. A provider guy though told me he'd never heard of such things...
    O'k.
    Next.
    Now I'm left with using a USB-modem for the time being, and the upload speed is not just low - it's AWFULLY low: bearable if you're sharing a photo but not if you upload a video like some cartoon or something.
    It might be that it's the mobile internet provider's fault or feature, kinda, but I've got to think that this little tiny modem is just -- well, it might catch fire because uploading, it burns energy (modulated) so that the mobile internet provider's station can "hear" it, right?
    Well, I think what? Via cable it doesn't matter - hither or thither, right? But in the case of WiFi connection, my little poor notepad will burn data/energy to the router. Sure, the router is closer than that provider station but still - is usually the upload speed via a router lower than via cable?
    What about such and other router capacities do you know, guys?
    Do they heat much?🙂 Do they cook your brain?

  • Your data speeds depend on the level of connection service you're using (3G or 4G), the nature of the service provider, the modem brand/model used, and the signal noise environment surrounding you. Upload speeds routinely will only be 1/2 to 1/3 of download speeds - or even less. If you've got an older or inexpensive modem running over 3G to a mediocre service provider, an upload speed of 1.5 Mbps might be typical, but it would not be surprising to even see it sub-1 Mbps. Moreover, these kinds of modems can indeed use a lot of power (hence produce a lot of heat) since they are transmitters as well as receivers... and again, YMMV with respect to the brand, the connection provider, and the radio-noise environment.

  • Sub, Black, sub.

    I know that about modems (this kind).
    Have you ever used a router? WiFi connection anyway?

    And who's that YMMV guy?

  • Sub?? Not sure what you mean or what you're referring to.

    YMMV is a modern acronym for 'your mileage may vary', which is a mimic of the fine-print automobile fuel mileage disclaimers and meaning the results will vary (perhaps greatly) for different situations.

  • Sub?? Not sure what you mean or what you're referring to.

    If you've got an older or inexpensive modem running over 3G to a mediocre service provider, an upload speed of 1.5 Mbps might be typical, but it would not be surprising to even see it sub-1 Mbps.

    😛

  • In that case, sub means under or less than - as in less than 1 Mbps speed. This was in reference to how slow uploading can sometimes be with 3G USB modems for some situations.

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