Gen 4/Two Weeks and... so far so good My signal strength is steady at 150-152. Browsing and download speeds have been, for the most part, much faster. There have been a few slowdowns but that can't be to peak time usage/crowding already can it? All in all, I'm happy with the upgrade and the fact that my bill went down $10 and an additional $20 a month for a year. I'm still at 9999 MB remaining LOL
said by monicakm:This is the ONLY reason users are currently happy, and the massive influx of complaints has not started yet!
I'm still at 9999 MB remaining LOL
yeah wait until they enforce the data allowance policy. I'm sure there will be plenty of subscribers that will raise hell, including myself.
I don't expect it to be a problem for me going by my past usage.
reply to monicakm
Be careful what you say around here
The very night of the very day I said here, "Gen 4...so far so good...I'm happy with it", my browsing speed took a nose dive. Any site (non peak hours) has been painful slow to load. 15 seconds for google.com??? Twenty seconds and more for every other site. Downloads are still good, been better but still good. I tested several different sites.
So watch what you say. Seems HN doesn't want their customers too happy
ps...it's the same on two computers with different browser versions. Signal strength 149-152.
I read somewhere on the hughes community that someone in Texas was having problems today, so I know you don't like this but you should call support to see whats happening.
Was it me?
TS will be my last resort.
I was just about to restart/reboot the system.
Don't see a soft and hard reboot. Only a
"reboot terminal" option and "reset MBX".
No idea what the latter is.
Resetting the terminal didn't work.
Would someone please tell me what
"reset MBX" is?
unless this is you Gen 4 Problem being really slow this morning this is on the hughes forum from east texas.
Yeah I noticed the slowness as well.. Anyone in NorthEast Texas is going to be on Beam #44. Signal is great, so the problem is likely at the gateway, which if I was told correct information, is located in Montana.
I don't understand who the hell planned these Gateway and Downlink Beam associations, but I think I could have done a better job.
I would've put the Gateways for southern located beams in states like West Texas and New Mexico due to the drier climates and very little cloud cover.
What happens if Montana gets hit with a blizzard and the Gateway goes down??
The system would most likely re-direct traffic to an available gateway if it absolutely had to.
Everything seems to be back to normal today. How about you TexasRebel?
it's ok I suppose.. could always be better with getting the advertised speeds..
That's a given But are you browsing at the same rate you were before the slow down? Speakeasy shows my download speed about 1/3 of what it usually is tho. Same site the installer used. 3.54, 7.07, 3.17, 1.36, 2.23 (Mbps)
Uploads were around .10Mbps NOT so good! Glad I haven't signed off on the BBB/Hughes response yet.
are you using the Seattle server when using Speakeasy.net??
we in North Texas all are on the same beam 44 and it's Gateway is in Montana. Where in Montana I don't know, but Seattle is the closest large city for a very large fiber connection to the Internet backbone.
either Speakeasy is lying or it's more accurate than HN's speedtest.
I'm seeing at or just over 15Mbps on the downstream. The upload just barely hits 1Mbps.
Got this massive storm passing overhead now.. Speed and Signal look good so far..
No, I was using the Dallas server. I'll try with the Seattle one. Why wouldn't the one closest to you be the one to use?
Massive storm is overhead here too. LOVE storms! The louder and flashier the better Looking at the radar, it's just now on top of us. No rain here so far. System is still up working well.
So when were you getting the 15Mbps downloads? Which plan.
I just tested (with storm overhead, but no rain) Dallas and Seattle
Seattle .85Mbps down, 1.46, 2.69,
Dallas 1.96Mbps down, 1.24, .66
TestMy 2.9Mbps down (sigh)
I'm on PowerMax for the 20GB..
With satellite, your distance to Dallas doesn't matter. It's the gateway that talks to the closest internet hub and then it's routed back over the satellite to your modem. Our gateway is in Montana. Seattle is closer to Montana than Dallas. It's not so much the distance, but the `hops' it has to make to get to Seattle, which is 1 or 2.
If you got such great signal, and you're getting such low speeds, it's either your router or PC.
Those tests were taken during the brief storm. Testing again...8.95Mbps down, 8.41, 8.09, 9.35, 9.51. I'm on the Power Plan. Funny thing tho during the storm, once the modem came back up, with these pitiful download speeds my browsing was fast. Signal strength is 155
Next time you observe slowdown. Look at your modem page, and copy and paste the Diagnostic Code you see.
I noticed some slowdown tonight and I was getting a code that referenced to uplink errors.
I wonder if you are seeing the same code when you get slowdown??
reply to monicakm
I am having extremely good results with Gen 4 also. It has been amazing. When the cap does kick in, it won't bother me much. I am used to keeping up with my data.
At one time I had 60MB down with a cable connection. I had a 250GB cap then. I checked my cap every day just to see what I used. Most months I didn't even use 30GB. With this I have 40GB total. And I'm someone who doesn't watch TV. I stay on the internet all day and watch a ton of youtube and stream a lot of radio.
The only time I took more GB was uploading very large videos. Fortunately for that, my parents have unlimited DSL and my best friend has very fast cable internet. I can go there to upload large files. As far as browsing the web, this cap will be enough for me.
But I don't do bit torrents or download things. I browse the web. I do download albums and movies from itunes, but not every day. So generally it's still pretty low.