The current speed of Smart Bro promises up to 2mbps, but rarely do we get the promised speed. I’ve been a Smart Bro subscriber for over a year now, previously of its prepaid plans and now its postpaid unlimited plans, but the maximum speed I got was 1.5 mbps, which is usually possible only during off-peak hours. This is usually true if you are in a congested area like Metro Manila.
A sluggish internet connection is always frustrating so I’ve been looking for ways on how to boost my internet speed. Thanks to a commenter on this post who suggested this simple way of boosting up your Smart Bro Plug-it Modem.
1. Buy a USB extension cable (1.5m) or the one with a signal booster (5m). This is applicable to the previous versions of the Smart Bro modem (the ZTE-manufactured ones).
2. Put it in a water proof container, then place it on your rooftop or the highest portion of your house.
3. Then after everything is installed, go to Network Settings, choose 3G only. The commenter recommends a ZTE mf627 model because you can choose either 850 or 2200 mhz band. Choosing two different bands may affect your your connectivity or signal because it will tend to transfer your connection on each band.
Thanks to jainess for these tips.