said by DrStrangLov:You must have a bad wimax connection. said by chances14:
latency affects more than just gamers
Unless one has used Exede, they would be cluesless on this topic, when gamers are excluded.
And yes, HTTPS page load is slow on WISPs with WiMax, but in reality, most all users are not visiting HTTPS sites all the time. I use 3 mbps down WiMax (WISP) at work, and https sites take about same time to load as on Exede.
Latency is not an issue for most all users, having much faster download speeds brings about a time trade-off. A low latency DSL with much slower speed will not load faster when compared to satellite with high download speed.
I've cited literature before, but there are sites that take several seconds to load with low latency DSL, but with Exede, their servers can catch much faster and deliver content much quicker on non https pages.
Do the research, satellite can kick butt with 12 mbps plus download speeds when compared to much lower DSL speeds.
said by bobvick:Hope it works for you. That would be great if it were actually 10mbps. How soon will it be in?
I called CenturyLink today, I am getting a second DSL connection, up to 10 Mbps (probably will be 4.0, unless the tech that comes out discovers the lines are in a good enough quality for a faster provision), for $29 per month, NO contract like Exede would have been, and the data limit is 250GB per month. I am going to try a SysWAN Duolinks SW24 dual WAN router for load balancing with my current 4.0 setup, maybe this will do what I was wanting in the first place which is not so much a lot more speed (although that would be nice) but less congestion on my home network.