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TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX
reply to TexasRebel

Re: Ex-WB/Exede12 user's first impressions with Hughesnet Gen4

is anyone else seeing wild speed variations? I've seen 6Mbps on the upload and 8Mbps on the download.

I'm practically in the middle of beam 44 according to SatBeams.com.

Signal is great! Just the speeds aren't there yet.


DrStrangLov

join:2012-03-28

said by TexasRebel:

Just the speeds aren't there yet.

Most ISPs tend to incrementally up their big pipe speed, since the big pipe cost real money.

Hughes past behavior has always been to save pennies, at customers' expense.


james1979
Premium
join:2012-10-09
Quinault, WA
reply to TexasRebel

said by TexasRebel:

is anyone else seeing wild speed variations? I've seen 6Mbps on the upload and 8Mbps on the download.

I've only been using Gen 4 for two days. My speeds have been fairly consistent so far. I'm getting around 10 Mbps down and .8 Mbps up (with more variability in the upload speed).

What are you using to measure your speeds? With testmy.net and speedtest.net, I've never gotten an upload speed much faster than .8 Mbps. Using HughesNet's Java based speed test, I usually get the 1 Mbps upload advertised on my "Power Plus" plan.

TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX

if you have an iPhone or an iPad, get the free Speedtest.net App from the App center. Run it and see what you get. Since neither device supports Adobe Flash, that cuts out any problems you might see from Speedtest.net using a PC.

I consistently saw 18-20Mbps down with the app when I had Exede12 and 3-4.5Mbps up.

I think it has something to do with how Hughesnet has their web acceleration servers setup, unless they don't have the available bandwidth in place at the gateways...


TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX
reply to james1979

if you have an iPhone or an iPad, get the free Speedtest.net App from the App center. Run it and see what you get. Since neither device supports Adobe Flash, that cuts out any problems you might see from Speedtest.net using a PC.

I consistently saw 18-20Mbps down with the app when I had Exede12 and 3-4.5Mbps up.

I think it has something to do with how Hughesnet has their web acceleration servers setup, unless they don't have the available bandwidth in place at the gateways...