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  1. If your gonna have more than 1 pc connected, I'd suggest you go wireless. I have 5 pc's connected up to a Netgear wireless router which in turn connects to the DW6000. I also live where "the banjos play" and Dway is the only current broadband. I keep calling the local cable service every month to see when they are coming out this way. Dave...
  2. Mine at one time was a measly 47. Still worked okay but, each time a bird farted, I'd lose connectivity with the NOC. Any bit of rain etc. would make the system go into the red status. I have since re-pointed the dish and now my signal strength is around 75 to 80. Dave...
  3. The easiest way is to use a wireless router. I have a Netgear router and it does all the DHCP duties. I have 5 clients hooked up on the 192.168.1 subnet. The "1" subnet is routed into the 0 subnet. If your used to configging hubs/routers etc., should take all of 3 minutes to set up. I don't like using ICS because once you get a few clients running, they all go through the host machine which is fine if "said" machine is a server. 99.9% though is not. That means your host pc has to deal with ICS clients. Dave...
  4. Rev, thanx for the info!!!!!! I'm gonna have stepson go up there and move it just a bit until sig strength gets better. Got to laugh, I have 3 dishes up on the roof, one for direct TV local, one for regular Direct TV and the dish for I'net. The only other option where I live is wireless. The thing about it though is you need to have "line of sight" to the tower. I've seen it in action and its as fast or faster than cable. Dave...
  5. Okay, here is the speed test I just done on this site using the largest one. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1198 Kbps about 1.2 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB) Download Speed is:: 146 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Bottom Line:: 21 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 7.01 second(s) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=J4FZ29U5H Some more background......running the DW6000 into a Netgear wireless router. I have 5 pc's networked in, PC I am on is 2.8 gig processor, running win xp sp2. Have firewall on. Dave...
  6. Howdy! Another new one to the board! I've had the DW6000 for about a year now. Where I live (the proverbial "boonies'), there is no cable or DSL. Just dial up which completely sucks. The small problem I'm having is with signal. Put on a new roof last summer. When my dish was installed, I had signal of in the low 90's. Then, had to repoint the dish. Was getting a peak signal of 97. Now, I'm lucky it goes past 50. There was a time when Direcway d-loaded new code automatically to DW6000 users. This dropped my signal to 70's. So now when it rains etc., the modem loses connectivity with the NOC. I get the top and bottom light on the modem. Yesterday, it was out for 8 hours. Back on this morning. I have done the tweaks to the IE 6 browser and the tweaks to the registry. Should I go up on the roof and re-point the damn thing? Anything else should I be lookin at? Dave...
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