How To Maintain Your Broadband Dongle and Make It Last

by Paul on October 1, 2011

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You’ve probably been reading a lot of articles about which broadband internet dongle to choose, which dongle providers are the best and why broadband dongles are effective. One very important thing that a lot of people fail to consider is that of maintaining their mobile broadband dongle. A lot of people just purchase a broadband dongle and use it anyhow, without taking any measures to maintain it, and then end up complaining about experiencing such and such problems with their dongles. Maintaining your broadband dongle regularly is important, and this article will be giving you a few tips on how to do that effectively.

Always keep it in a Cool Dry Place When Not Using It

This particular tip has been preached for almost every tech gadget, and it can be very effective when it comes to maintaining your broadband dongle. A lot of people make the mistake of leaving their broadband dongle connected to their computer even when they are not using it – while that might be extremely easy to do, it can also be very dangerous on the long run.

The only time your broadband dongle should be connected to your laptop is when you are using it. Whenever you are not using your broadband dongle, it will be effective for you to remove it and keep it in a cool and dry place – that will protect it and make it last longer.

Avoid Dust at All Cost

The next step you should take to protect your broadband dongle is to avoid dust at all cost. Dust can be very dangerous when it comes to computers or anything computers use, so it is important to protect your dongle from dust always.

My best tip for you in this respect is to work on using your laptop only in areas where there aren’t dusts, and to also work on cleaning your broadband dongle regularly.

Don’t Use it Anywhere Near Liquid

This tip is probably very obvious, but a lot of people still ignore it. While it can be great drinking a cup of coffee, or any drink for that matter, around your computer it is very important to avoid letting them near your dongle. Make sure you have a special stool around you that you can be placing your cup on. Don’t for a moment let any liquid substance near your dongle, no matter what your plans to protect it are, because a single drop of water on your modem in the wrong place can have a lasting impact.

Protect it from Heat Always

Another step you should take to maintain and protect your broadband dongle is to always avoid using it wherever there is heat. Heat can be very dangerous to dongles, depending on how hot, and the best thing to do is often not to let your dongle near it.

Make sure you don’t use your dongle near the oven, make sure you don’t use it in an extremely hot sun and always do your best to protect it from heat around you – doing that will ensure your dongle lasts long!

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