and, to be honest, it has been bugging me recently, but I've not had the time to sit down and dig deeper
into the issue. However, I did manage to snag a crucial few seconds to glance over the Mobile Network
Settings on my (r8a) FBL install earlier, and noticed in GSM/UMTS Options that (by default?) "Use only
2G networks" was enabled.
I was prompted to explore these settings because, at that time, I had lost the GSM signal in a region of
the house that usually afforded me one bar. Anyway, not wanting to tie myself down to 2G networks
only, I disabled the option and almost immediately two things happened: my WIFI signal improved by
a notch and the GSM signal was re-attained at two bars (one bar above what the location typically
Repeating the experiment (enabling "Use only 2G networks") I find that the GSM signal is prone to being
lost (lost immediately in some cases), but re-appearing (even stronger) when "Use only 2G networks" is
Can anyone else confirm this rather interesting phenomenon?
EDIT: I've noticed a couple of times that after re-enabling "Use only 2G networks" the signal has displayed
the 'R' roaming icon, even though roaming is disabled. It survives a reboot. Only by reconnecting to my
chosen network (3 mobile) is it removed (GSM/UMTS Options, Network operators).
EDIT: Upon disabling "Use only 2G networks" I've had no GSM disconnects in otherwise dodgy locations
in over 20 minutes, whereas it was otherwise a certainty.
Edited by TheChill, 13 February 2011 - 09:54 PM.