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.
Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
- 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
- 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.
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