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  • Birthday 10/06/1956

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  1. I think I may have the hot setup (pardon the pun) for lightning control. Being an ex-CB nut, I still have a 25 foot tower with a 5/8 wave ground plane antenna and on the coax coming down from the antenna I have a lightning arrestor that ties into the center conductor of the coax and the other side goes to ground. We tend to have extremely powerful lightning hits here in the mountains of Western NM to the point of blowing apart 150 year old pinion trees (I actually witnessed this and it scared the crap out of me). Anyway, the lightning arrestor bleeds off large amounts of static before they
  2. I think the Rev has pretty much nailed it. There's a real good possibility you talked to the same guy in multiple support cases. I know I've talked to 'Simon' at least twice. I think his real name is Ahkkmed... you know that noise that sounds like they're hacking up a loogie? Sumthin' like that...
  3. Well whatever they did helped me too... I was at 29 KiBps a little earlier and look now! :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 671 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 748 KB) Download Speed is:: 82 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Bottom Line:: 12 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 12.49 second(s) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=MKYN7BJFP Still won't win any races, but better than it was.
  4. Seems odd that 2 birds go down completely within a month of each other. (referring to the one that hosted a lot of Starband customers that went belly-up recently) ...and then the problems with SatMex 5 and now G3C. Hope this isn't a trend for the immediate future.
  5. Heh heh, you have to imagine the waiters script with a heavy Indian accent.
  6. If restaurants functioned like Direcway... Patron: Waiter! Waiter: Hi, my name is Ahmed, but you may call me Simon... I'll be your Support Waiter. What seems to be the problem? Patron: There's a fly in my soup! Waiter: Try again, maybe the fly won't be there this time. Patron: No, it's still there. Waiter: Maybe it is the way you're using the soup; try eating it with a fork instead. Patron: Even when I use the fork, the fly is still there. Waiter: Maybe the soup is incompatible with the bowl; what kind of bowl are you using? Patron: A SOUP bowl! Waiter: Hmmm, that
  7. I'm in the same boat as lakecity10... if you have seen my test results in some of the other posts today, you'll get an idea of what I've been dealing with here. Here's a current test for about 9:45 pm. I'm not going to wait thru the big one again. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 235 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 748 KB) Download Speed is:: 29 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Bottom Line:: 4 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 35.31 second(s) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=20IOKVNUS Still pretty crappy, e
  8. It's not just you dear... take a look: :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 54 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 KB) Download Speed is:: 7 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Bottom Line:: 1 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 146.29 second(s) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=VW7PQDOIH Sigh! So much for that... guess I'll hook my network back up.
  9. Lance, you're psychic!! You hit the nail on the head. It actually was CM, but I understand now that he knows everything and shouldn't be questioned. That's cool. I have no questions at the moment for him to provide a worldly answer to, so I'm here enjoying the company. Thanks all for the great welcoming committee.
  10. Yeah, it's cool alright... I keep my blue-flashing POS inside my 6 ft. rack-mount cabinet where I don't have to look at it all the time, LOL! Otherwise I may be more tempted to see how resistant it is to multiple blows from a 2 lb. ball peen hammer, specially at times like this. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 42 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB) Download Speed is:: 5 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Bottom Line:: 1 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 204.8 second(s) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=V5WOBRIU4
  11. OK , back to a direct connection between the DW-6000 and my main box. First test with Firefox. Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 1.43Mb/s running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 339.24kb/s The slowest link in the end-to-end path is a 100 Mbps Full duplex Fast Ethernet subnet and now for IE 6 Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 561.33Kb/s running 10s inbound test (server to client) . .
  12. This is after I ran the 'Reverend recommended' TCP Optimizer settings and rebooted both the machine and then the modem. TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.2.1e click START to begin Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 409.70Kb/s running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 314.20kb/s The slowest link in the end-to-end path is a 100 Mbps Full duplex Fast Ethernet subnet I'm going to run a direct connection from the DW-6000 to my main machine and see if that bottom message chang
  13. LOL, thanks Rev for the heads up. I'll give you the short version of my current configuration. Windows 2000 Pro SP-4, no adware or spyware, Linksys LNE 100 TX network card, Linksys 4 port simple hub for the network, TCP Rec Win: 224360. Win Scaling: Yes, Time Stamping: No, Sel Acks: Yes, Path MTU: Yes, Black Hole Det.: No, Max Dupe Acks: 3, TTL: 64 MTU: 1460... Ran the LCCU program sometime back when I first got the sat and also did the recommended browser tweaks for Firfefox which is my default browser. Can't think of anything else at the moment. Had a real tough time getting on the si
  14. Just for the record... Weather: Clear and cold | Signal: 68 | Browsing: Poor response to requests. Some pages taking 2 or 3 trys to load. | Proxy: Off :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 559 Kbps about 0.6 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB) Download Speed is:: 68 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Bottom Line:: 10 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 15.06 second(s) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=HJEBS0KAI :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 33 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 386 KB) Upload Speed is:: 4 KB/s Tested F
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