I know that there is another thread that asks a similar question however the questioner there had DSL internet, so I think my question is sufficiently different to warrant a new thread.
I have wireless internet service using LTE signal. I have had constant problems for several years. The tech from the ISP was here AGAIN last week and is throwing up his hands not knowing what to do. His report to his boss is that ‘the signal sucks and there’s nothing he can do about it’. He says that other customers several miles away have ‘great signal’ and that our stretch of road and the adjoining road was a ‘black hole’.
I am not a techie…just trying to figure out this mess so my kids can do their online school!
A neighbour who lives about 500m away at the corner of the adjoining road is a ham radio operator. He has been there for years. It just dawned on me tonight that maybe his equipment was causing interference with my LTE signal. So searched and came across this site. Nice to meet you all :)
I believe that this is the info on my LTE system.
Frequency 3615.0 MHz Bandwidth 20 MHz
The SINR number for my signal is inexplicably VERY low (0-2 and even sometimes -1) indicating high level of signal interference. I'm led to understand that this should be up higher than 12 or 13, preferably 20.
- So is it possible that interference from the ham radio is the source?
- Is it possible that the signal from the ham radio is aimed in a certain 'direction', or is it 360deg?
I understand from the discussion on 6887 that it's not the ham radio operator’s ’fault’ and that the wireless internet equipment should filter interference out, and it may not be doing what it is supposed to be doing.
If you need more info to help answer, please let me know and I will edit the question to make it more complete.
Any assistance is appreciated!