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Simple analogy: Adding more gas to your car does not make it run faster.

Adding a better QUALITY gas to your car may make it run more efficiently. Same with amplifiers.

Thanks for Mike for the question.

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  • So basically by being more *efficient* the modem is able to work faster. Speed didn't really increase, you are just being efficient enough to use it :P

    2012-07-19 13:52:51

  • Theoretically, this is true, but practically, there are some unusual cases where an amplifier will make a connection faster. If the signal is weak enough that the modem generates frequent errors or dropouts, then having a stronger signal may reduce the error rate and thus increase throughput.

    2010-08-24 13:52:47

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