Hacking for SmartBro

I’ve been complaining for a few weeks now that my Smart Bro connection has been crappy whenever it rains, so I called up tech support and asked for a reposition of my antenna.

Been waiting for a few weeks when I noticed how much the palm trees in front of my house have thickened already compared to when the antenna was first installed about 6 months ago. So I paid somebody to hack and trim the leaves a bit (click on the image). The affect was astounding, as I dropped 20ms from ping replies of the base station. The real litmus test however happened last week when it rained. The good news was that the connection passed with flying colors, it was a real downpour and my connection held.

Living in rural Davao City means that I have to contend with a bush or a tree suddenly popping up to block my line-of-sight path to the SmartBro base station. I remembered the first time we were installing the antenna, the techs were figuring out where my antenna should be placed because there were just too many trees in between my house and the base station. Compared to a building, a building won’t add a few inches to its height after 6 months. Not that I’m complaining since its a welcome exchange for fresh air and a laid back setting.

Guess that means I have to call up tech support now and ask them to cancel that request of mine *snicker*


164 Comments

  1. Mga tol

    may magandang balita. Pag gusto nyo ng masmalakas na signal at di magkaproblema at ang pinakamangandang gawin kung may DREAM ANTENNA kayo yan ang pinakamalakas na sumagap ng signal tutuk nyo ung drean antenna sa SMARTBRO AT UNG WIRELESS smartbro antenna at itutuk nyo sa dream. yan wala ng problema sa signal sigurado maganda na surfing sa net….

  2. marti /

    may nkaharang na mango tree sa line of sight ko at wala akong magawa kac sa kapit bahay na mango eh, wala din ebang lugar mapaglilipatan nang antenna.. omnidirectional ba o multidirectional ang mga antenna ng mga broadband provider natin??.. kainis kaylangan pang between 70-100% ang line of sight mo.. meron ba ditong nkagamit na ng cantenna? cheap yet effective daw sabi sa mga review sa youtube.. katamad gumawa ng cantenna at ikabit ito sa bubong eh,, kaya mang tatanong nalng ako d2 kung malaki ba improvement sa marerecive na signal ng cantenna..

  3. etivac_yob /

    Yes wala naman problema sa smartbro sa kin maganda pa non kahit sa work or even at home nagagmit ko pa cia.. very convenient and reliable service para sa akin..

    sa iba jan kung minsan kasi mas inuunahan natin ng reklamo yung simpleng bagay na dapat naman ay ndi na natin inaasa pa sa iba kung pwede naman tayo na lang ang gumawa..

    • chuva /

      sobrang pangit ng smartbro..pinagbayad ako ng 1n year kc kontrata daw tapos 3 months ko lang nagamit ung products nila..dahil wala palagi signal..tinatamad daw ung engineer support nila gumawa..tama b naman sagot un..hys

  4. tae talaga ang smartbro! badtrip na nga eh… mas mabilis pa ang paniningil kesa sa signal binibigay nila!

    • almanac /

      MGA BUWAKANANG INA YANG SMARTBRO!!! NALULUGI COMPUTER SHOP KO DAHIL SA KANILA! BUWISIT PA YUNG MGA KUPAL NA TECHNICIAN NILA “KUNO” NA NAGPUPUNTA SA SITE LAGING SASABIHIN PURO PUNO! PERO KAPAG BAGONG IKABIT HINDI NILA SASABIHIN! TAE ANG TAGA SMART!!

    • jun2mar /

      TAMA… inis nko.. sa promo lng sila bumabawi sa mga palpak nila bwisit…

      maka lipat na nga lng ng connection…
      hahaizzz

  5. boss jef /

    it matters kasi the location and pc specs…….dapat magkasundo yan dalawa…….aanhin mo naman malakas internet provider mo pag pc mo naman yan bulok……………..? get it?

  6. bossjef /

    dpt kasi b4 u engage in something u want or u like……read and think many times…….google mo nlng yan katangahan mo kng ano meaning ng word na ”lock in period” para sa susunod di kna ulit magreklamo

  7. mas puno ng tae yung digitel one yr na kmi wala net at dialtone sa bahay sbi irerebate dw nila ang aming bill pag nakonek dw ang ninakaw wire sa hi way hangang ngayon wala parin kilos pumunta na kami sa digitel pero sbi nila wla dw sila material para maayos ang ninakaw na wire pero salamat sa smart bro nakaka check ako sa aking fb mabagal pero ok narin pero putangina ang mga empeyado ng digitel tae sila!

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