reply to Heavyhook
Re: HughesNet Gen4 BIG RIP OFF $$$$ That's not good. 50 hours to download? You don't have a lot of spyware running do you? I know someone who has a 20mb connection and they were getting around 1mb just due to the crap on their computer.
If you are getting too slow of speeds ask if someone else can point the dish. Did the installers act like they knew what they were doing? My installers did a good job. I get very good signal. But I believe I might live right where the beam is hitting. I'm not sure. I looked on some map but I'm not sure if I hit the right thing.
There are some slow days. I've had hughesnet gen 4 for a week. Every day I have done speed test. Some days do tend to be slower than others. Some times seem to be slower than others.
The speed seems to come at a burst also. So, if you're doing speedtest on a website like speedtest.net you have to watch the meter. Because it goes in burst. It can be 9mb one second and 3mb the next second.