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Re: Gen4 upgrade reviews?
The speed on my GEN4 system is nearly as advertised (I can hit and sustain near 10MBit/s during most of the day.) I've gone over allowance and been throttled to 150KBit/s; that speed too is steady and near what it should be (about 140KBit/s real-world performance).
However, for every person like me with good speeds, you will find at least one person with poor performance or intermittent yo-yo performance. It may be geographic/by beam. I also think that keeping your installer happy is a major part of your HughesNet experience. A good install/upgrade should yield good performance. Offer your installer (iced) tea, coffee; bribe him/her with cookies. Make sure your current dish is accessible. Trim high weeds around it or make sure there's stable footing for a ladder to reach the dish. Take pride in your install and if your installer does a good job, tell him/her that.
Do bear in mind that the GEN4 system appears to be at or near capacity, considering they're not selling >10MBit/s plans on the west coast anymore. (Or so I hear...)