EVEN AFTER TWO YEARS, we still don't know our house very well. Take this week, for example. I endured excruciating pain while using my USB dongle from O2-Ireland until a little bird suggested that I check over-the-air data speeds outside my house. So I pushed little Mia to the west and saw EDGE. Then I reversed track and saw 3G on my Nokia E90 until I got in front of my home and started seeing the little 3.5G icon flicker on my phone. The lightbulb flickered inside my head at that very moment because if I could see 3G on the path, I certainly should be able to see 3G from one of my windows overlooking the same position. And so I started a serious site survey of the eastern side of my home. In just a few moments, I found solid 3G over-the-air signal on the top floor of my three storey home. I snagged it as a screenshot to the right. This is sweet! I'm going to flex my mobile data connectivity and attempt to break it. I'll try Skype conferences and also several session of Online Meeting Rooms. I doubt that I'll disrupt my connectivity, mainly because no one else living within a half mile radius uses O2-Ireland for high-speed data access. I know that could change. For now, I am living in an over-the-air sweet spot and I thank the wireless gods for that.
More speed tests in search of faster data pipes.