If your Maxis Wireless broadband has a weak signal strength and you stay in 5th floor apartment like me, you can try to move your laptop nearest to the balcony. Then disconnect your connection and reconnect again. After reconnect, you might see that the signal strength will be changed from “weak” to “fair”. And “fair” is consider pretty fast for 3.5G.
You may asked, “How do I see the signal strength?”. First go to the right bottom corner and click “My Maxis” icon. Then you will see what you are currently connected to, right? And at the “My Maxis …. Connected” row, rollover your mouse. You will see the signal strength there.