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  1. I just checked Cox, 4Mbps down 512Kbps up $49.95 5Mbps down 768 Kbps up $59.95 a month same as the Sat. BD51
  2. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 2040 Kbps about 2 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB) Download Speed is:: 249 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Bottom Line:: 36 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 4.11 second(s) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=OAHQJSBME Not bad this am. BD51
  3. :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 41 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 97 KB) Upload Speed is:: 5 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Bottom Line:: 1 times faster than 56K you can upload 1MB in 204.8 second(s) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=0KCNA6R9P They suck same as always BD51
  4. I am disabled, and I rarely have anything large to upload, so I never even noticed much,. that there was a problem. As long as I can download wicked fast, I am happy as it's nice for upgrading customers boxes and other stuff. Just a few of Revs tips helped a lot, along with other tips offered elsewhere, to speed up Firefox. It's hard to know where to draw the line, and I'd rather have slower speeds and more safety.I am online quite a few hours a day, so browser speed is important to me. I pull maintenence almost every day ,and defrag 2 or 3 times a week ,as well as run Norton at least once a week.All this helps keep my rig fast, I AM thinking about giving Cox one more chance, but I WILL keep a paper trail record of every payment ,and E-mail sent to them, as they are notorious for double billing, and not crediting your payments.It was the main reason for going to the Sat in the first place. THere really isn't much of a difference in price, but with cable, I can join Yahoo's games on demand program. Unlimited game play, for as little as $12 amonth. Some pretty good titles too. Cable here is $49.95 +tax around $53. I have to look at what thier offer is now,before I decide to change back. When I had it, it was down more than it was up, but that was almost 3 years ago, and I've asked friends who have it now ,and they say they don't have that problem anymore. I'll still keep the Sat ,as I can never even get 1/2 of what it cost me back then,roughly around $600. BD51
  5. You may want to remove any software and reload thats the one that uses a phoneline . I didn't notice any speed loss with the new 4.2.1 software, that's the one that commissions without a phone line. Also, minimize your page file this helps speed a bit. (from the Dway help files) BD51
  6. It works with you using Firefox, but read the entire post first. There seems to be some disagreement about weather you should use 30 or not. I did, and so far there doesn't seem to be an issue. Theres something there in that post ,about servers putting you in an ignore list, if you use the number 30, the number 8 is suggested instead. BD51
  7. You DEFINITELY have something wrong, and I'm betting that your dish isn't properly aligned. When my dish went out of alignment ,it acted the same way. My set up was still under guarantee though, so all I had to do was get the installer back there. What sat are you going to? BD51
  8. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 2219 Kbps about 2.2 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB) Download Speed is:: 271 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Bottom Line:: 40 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 3.78 second(s) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=185GPTUAD not bad in the middle of a blizzard! BD51
  9. No cable or dsl where you are? I will NEVER upgrade to a 6000 now. And to think I ALMOST did. BD51
  10. It's not the azimuth setting ,it's the other setting that got screwed up. The guy actually had to hook up his laptop to the dish, in order to dial it in ,so that the actual up/down speed returned.I do remember, it took a level2 or 3 tech to do the proper diagnostics to determine that that was my problem.I do remember that he changed no parts at all. If that dish aint dead on, you get crap for speed. and it doesn't take much to misalign it either. In my case it was a rather large hunk of ice from a nearby big pine that did the trick. I don't know of any other way to have it tested ,unless you know an installer. I took my guys name and address, and used him again, when I moved. Maybe going thru Direcways help books, might shine a little light on your problem, if you have the time. BD51
  11. Todays test aint to shabby< Connection: 1412Kbps about 1,4Mbps down 172KB/s 25 times faster than 56k 1 meg file down in 5.95 seconds. BD51 : :D
  12. Just so your expectations don't get out of line, my sat usually does about 1.2 down and around 100 up on a good day. Remember too, the stupid FAP screws you ,when the upload gets too fast. My sat is the one at 1230mhz ,and I'm in Ct. BD51
  13. Signal strength isn't gonna help you, itr's the signal lag time, that makes the games unplayable. They stated this in thier ad when I bought my system, I guess you were unaware. You are right, when you say cable is a much better option for this. maybe you are in the same situation I am. The cable people here bite. BD51
  14. A few tips for Newbie Sat people. Most of us judge our sat performance by how quick something uploads and downloads, but here are a couple of tips that will help. Go to internet options , delete temp files ,and cookies, and clear your history, then run a upload /download test. You will be amazed just how much this ads to the speed of your web browsing. I also highly recomend System Mechanic 5, You can download a free 30 day evaluation copy from www.iolo.com Use thier reg cleaner and thier invald file cleaner ,and you will also notice a little more improvement. Adaware or even the spyware remover that comes with SYS5, will also help-. SYS5 can be found at Walmart for $29.95 Sys 5 also has a cookie manager that will help. A few minutes each day will make you much happier. Remember too, that weather plays a part in Sat. performance. You'll do much better on a clear day ,than a day where it's rainning or snowing. Hope these few tips help some of you BD51
  15. Heres another nice little program www.magicaljellybean.com works great BD51
  16. I think I put the number in wrong. My software is the latest version, the one that doesn't even need a phone line to commission the sat. is the software number. You can get hurt real bad ,if you don't read the users sections before using System Mech 5 but I love it. BD51
  17. I will do my best. Actually I have had very good luck with my Dway sat,. but then I don't have the 6000 either. The guy that sold me my system ,was very honest and upfront about what it could and couldn't do.and was always right there for me. I haven't used Direcways tech support that much, because he told me that it was practically useless anyway. When I first bought it, my sat had "problems" that amounted to a 3 hour call, better known as a crash course in how to fix it, in the event that something went wrong. I lose a driver once in a while ,but other than that my sat has done pretty good.The download is usually always good, but the upload sucks some of the time. I hope I continue to get good service from them, but I am no longer under any contract from them ,and can cancel any time, so they take care of me. BD51
  18. Will there be a new mod for the Direcway forum? I sure hope so, as I joined to be helped as well as help. I am a little unused to the posts here, but I assume that posters here are 18+. Over at amdmb.com these kind of posts wouldn't be tolerated because of the wide age varience ,some as young as 12. BD51
  19. Not really sure of what's happening with you, but I found that by cleaning out cookies, deleting temp files, clearing history, all make for better sat performance. I just joined here yesterday, and already, by following a few of the posts I've read, I have increased my performance. I'm still figuring out some of the stuff on this forum, and exploring, and eventually, I'll be able to post speed results. I wish you could direct link to the individual speed test results, but this forum isn't set up that way. I'm not really sure that the upload part of the test works very well ,if you have a firewall. I have other test sites, that seem to give different upload speeds when tested there. The download speeds have been very close to what this test says. I look forward to replys to this post. Let's hope there are some BD51
  20. To all the mods , while I only joined yesterday, the rev was right there to help me. I hope in light of his leaving ,that someone else will pick up the ball ,and continue to help D way users like myself.I was directed here by Dway support, and was glad to finally find a forum, with more than 3 sat users on the board. Already, by reading a few of the other posts here, I have been able to improve Sat performance. I hope that someone knowledgeable continues the Dway section. BIGDADDY51
  21. I forgot to mention I use System Mechanic5s internet optimazation tool. https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?test_ID=GW5FLRSEN
  22. Nah, I won't kill ya, just main you up a bit. Ok I have a DW4000 running software. the sat is at 99 degrees west @1230mhz. I use IE6. I have already implemented a couple of your tips with good results. Connection this AM was 1963Kbps 240 KB/s upload stunk less than dial up, but I use MS firewall that may be the problem. Clear day here today. also 7 degrees :cry:BD51
  23. I'll check all of this out, but I got a feeling my XP firewall is partly to blame. I also have to sort out cookie managemenmt. I have System mechanic5 ,so it's just a matter of setting it all up.
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