Sun Broadband Wireless: Speedtest @ The Columns

I’m here right now doing a presentation for our youth group in our church. I brought with me my Sun Broadband Wireless to check the speed here.

Location: The Columns, Ayala Makati

Time/Day: 1:00am /Sunday


Sun Broadband Wireless: A F*ing SLOW

I want to scream, I want to throw my laptop, I want to destroy my Sun Broadband! I got the most f*cking lowest speed in SBW History. I don’t know but when a site has a java on it that page go slow as hell! In my review I said that I only get 300kbps on peak hours but today at 12noon this is the slowest of them all!


External Antenna for your Huawei E220

If you are having a problem with your Sun Broadband Wireless signal you can hack it by puting an external antenna.


It will loose your waranty!

Instructions from


Huawei E220 is built with an internal antenna, that means you can‘t attach an adapter to use third-party antennas commonly employed in areas with bad GSM/HSDPA coverage. Resources on the web stated there is a hidden connector inside the device. Further inspection of the cover proved that there is a hole preparation above this socket. Unfortunately, measurements have shown this jack is not wired to the GSM module. (red circle on the photo)

During my experimentation with a unipole GSM antenna attached to my roof, I accidentally touched the internal antenna‘s metal resonator (red arrow) with the lead wire. The module immediately started communicating with the network, and this was also audible on my stereo nearby that was turned on (loud). The actual wiring used was a cut-off WiFi pigtail that fits in the FME jack on the external anntennas cable.

When I tried to disassemble the device, I broke the „safety pin“ inside, which is in fact a screw holding the two pieces together. This screw can be accessed after removing the top cover (the one that has a bump for the LED indicator). This way one could open the device with enough care and thus leave the warranty untouched.
An important part is the ground connection of the RF cables shield/braid. It should be attached to the metal casing of the GSM module (green arrow), using cellotape is effective. Grounding wire MUST NOT touch the HOT wire attached to the metal strips of the internal antenna. Their shorting can cause damage to the module. Using foil shielding over the insulated wire connection and the cases top part fixes RF leakage.
I assume using directional high-gain antennas with the device can further improve the achieved signal rates.

Please read the full article HERE


Sun Broadband Wireless Review

I got a Sun Broadband Wireless last February 12, 2009. I find some good side and bad side of this unit.


This review will be based on Manila and Mandaluyong area only…


– Fast Connection

– Average speed of 1mbps

– Fastest I got is 2.2mbps

– Good for video streaming

– Good for downloading (depends on the mirror site)

– Download speed reach 210kbps/sec

– Average download speed 50-70kbps/sec


– Not good for online gaming

– Lacks 3G coverage as of now

– Sometimes I get 300kpbs on peak hours

Surprisingly Sun is doing good for their wireless connection plane, I read something about the torrent downloaders that it has only a limit speed or size but I’m not sure, I talked to the CSR that gave us a demonstration she said she don’t know anything about the issue.

I got a tip for the SBW users:

To gain HSDPA Connection

Disconnect your connection first then go to Tools>Option>Click “Network” in the left panel>Select WCDMA Only. Then connect your SBW to gain the HSDPA connection.

To refresh you connection

Disconnect your internet connection>remove your SBW>reset your laptop

Sun Brodband Wireless

I’ll be posting the speed tests tomorrow, and just give you guys a summary, I recieved a free $100 in Poker Stars, I’ll be playing poker the whole night hahaha.

Sun Broadband Wireless: Speed Test – 1

Just got my Sun Broadband Wireless last night and it’s quite fast.

I’ll be monitoring the speed for every two hours and be providing the best time where in we can get the fastest speed, but ofcourse, it still depends in the user’s location.


I got this speed around 7pm today and I’ll be posting more later around 9pm.