i live in a rural area, i have 2 peplink max br1’s connected to antenas that just catch an att lte signal from a tower miles away. it’s not great, but it is better than no internet thanks for your help!
i’ve noticed that when there is only one band in use that my signal strength is shown as 3-5 bars (i can get 6Mbps down 1.5~ up). when a second band connects my bars AND speed go down, not up! i think this is b/c the 2nd band is a terrible connection, but i’m not sure… thoughts?
does it makes sense that lte-a adding the 2nd band, w/ the poor signal would cause speed to go down? why would it add the band then? i assumed it’d only be additive if a 2nd band appeared (or at worst have no impact, but not decrease things). if it is the 2nd band that is slowing things down, should i set the “Band Selection” to all the low bands, remove the highs? what is the best way to address this?
For example, right now i’m seeing 4 bars for:
LTE Band 14 (700 MHz)
RSSI: -80dBm SINR: 14.8dB RSRP: -108dBm RSRQ: -8.0dB
Bet when a second band connects, my bars drop down to 1-3. I think this is b/c the 2nd ban connection is really poor, for example this is the 2nd band i had earlier:
LTE Band 2 (1900 MHz)
RSSI: -100dBm SINR: 3.0dB RSRP: -121dBm RSRQ: -11.0dB
The best band is always low like 700 Mhz, the worst is alway the higher (e.g. the 1900Mhz) - which makes sense given it’s a fair distance away.