Speed test – Huawei E156G with and without antenna

I made two speed tests of Huawei E156G HSDPA Modem – with and without Antenna. First test use online SpeedTest, second use wget. I reconnected between each test – both between turning on / off antenna connector and changing on-line to wget speed test.

I bought Huawei E156G High Gain Magnetic Mount Antenna. If you want to know if aerial is only crap this article will show you speed test with and without antenna.

I made two speed tests: first used on-line SpeedTest, second used wget. I reconnected between each test – both between turning on / off antenna connector and changing on-line to wget speed test.

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Environment

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic.
  • Mobile: Poland / Play Online.
  • Area: hilly with forests.
  • Connection: UMTS HSPDA
  • Antenna – technical specification:
    • Height (cm): 106
    • Gain: Isotropic: 11dBi
    • Cable Length (m): 8
    • Operating Frequencies: GSM900, GSM1800, 3G UMTS

    Antenna 11dBi

  • USB Stick: Huawei E156G
    Huawei E156G

Benchmark

On-line SpeedTest – using benchmark on www.speedtest.pl site, with selected server from Warsaw. I made two separate tests for each connection.

Antenna plugged in:

Online Huawei benchmark: antenna plugged inOnline Huawei benchmark: antenna plugged in

Antenna disconnected:

On-line Huawei benchmark: antenna disconnectedOn-line Huawei benchmark: antenna disconnected

WGET speed test – download about 2MB from Debian ISO file and check average speed.

Antenna plugged in:

    • Average speed: 98,2 K/s
    • Estimated downloading time: 26m 34s
    • Download file part size: 2.026.154 B
    • Average speed: 120,2 K/s
    • Estimated downloading time: 19m 41s
    • Download file part size: 2.026.302 B

Antenna disconnected:

    • Average speed: 34,1 K/s
    • Estimated downloading time: 81m 14s
    • Download file part size: 2.033.794 B
    • Average speed: 43,8 K/s
    • Estimated downloading time: 79m 44s
    • Download file part size: 2.033.854 B
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Author: Rafał Żelazko

Freelancer. Experienced J2EE, PHP, JS Developer. Advanced Linux user. WebPerfekt.pl owner.

3 thoughts on “Speed test – Huawei E156G with and without antenna”

  1. hello Rafa???, I’m living in poland and use the same 3G modem as you. I was wondering where you found this antenna as I’m thinking of getting one for improving my signal. I looked on internet without luck so far.

    Thanks !

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