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  1. Not too shabby for the middle of the day on a weekend: :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1550 Kbps about 1.55 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Download Speed is:: 189 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/05/21 - 10:21am Bottom Line:: 27X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 5.42 sec Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 15.813 seconds to complete Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 54.08 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-DTZ2S6QBO ::
  2. I traded emails back and forth with a rep from highspeedanywhere.com and although the rep seemed very knowledgeable, I just got a vibe that I would go through a huge headache switching companies and would be no better off for it. They wanted me to buy a new dish, even though I own a 1.2 meter KA/KU dish, and wanted to charge me almost 2 grand to start up. Not worth it in my book. As to whether or not they have a set FAP, I don't know, but they did ask me how much data I wanted to move, and I answered "no limit" which is the way it ought to be...after all if you pay for broadband speed
  3. I've never seen speeds out of my DW7000 like this before (the download, anyway...upload looks pretty normal.). Wonder what the new Hughes Net boys are doing? Anyone else seeing this, or am I just noticing this really late: :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 2209 Kbps about 2.21 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Download Speed is:: 270 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/04/26 - 3:38am Bottom Line:: 39X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 3.79 sec Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 11.094 seconds to complete Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0;
  4. 19 here, and snowing after a few hours of sleet and freezing rain.
  5. You might try this (I'm assuming you have cale or DSL internet): Connect to the internet, then open a DOS prompt and type ipconfig /all and hit enter. Look for your IP in the resulting infrmation, and write it down, along with your DNS server addresses, your gateway IP, and your subnet mask. Then modify your network connection handling your Internet connection(instructions assume Win2k/X/2k3): Select Intenet Protocol (TCP/IP) and in the general tab, click the radio button that's marked Use the following IP address. That will unlock the fields. Enter all the information you
  6. Probably won't help, but is interesting nontheless. When I was 15, my Father struggled to teach me to drive stick, and I just couldn't get the coordination down. After a week or so of slow progress, I dreamed that night that I was driving a stick shift car, and when I woke up I remembered how everything felt in my dream. The next day I drove stick like I'd been doing it all my life. Very freaky. Not exactly the best way to learn, but it worked for me. I guess I'd been thinking about it so much it was bound to jump into my dreams.
  7. I just checked mine...haven't touched it in weeks, but the current uptime is 2 hours 45 minutes, so I guess it's hapening to me, also. Twice today, both were done remotely. One hapened after a new image was uploaded, according to the logs.
  8. Your right about the cached DNS entries. I've had the displeasure of outdated returns on more than one occasion.
  9. Joe: Read the article. The instructions are to set the user's browser to send HTTP requests to a destination of 192.168.0.1:87. That's the local address of the 7000 router, which means it's behaving as a proxy server under those conditions. Not much gray area there. It will then listen on local TCP port 87 for incoming requests, then request and return results from the internet, supplying anything relevant that it has cached, back to the user's browser. Given the amount of onboard storage, the 7000 would never be able to effectively serve cached requests beyond small images or simple
  10. With average latency on a good day at sub 600 ms I think any online game that requires reflexes to win would be an exercise in frustration...unless your reflexes are REALLY good.
  11. What's the benefit in using the 7000 as a proxy host rather than as a gateway router? Proxies tend to introduce another layer of latency, and the only benefits are generally security and caching of frequently accessed objects. It would be worth a try if the proxy was a fast caching server located in the Dway NOC, but I don't see the point in proxying pages from a router sitting 5 feet from me.
  12. Having a good ground on a 7000 system, like all electronics, is the most correct thing to shoot for, but it won't affect system performance a bit. Still, have it done right. If you're in a lightning prone area, you want to make sure you do this. Other than that, peak your dish properly for the best signal possible. Keep in mind that the proper aim and skew for a good Xpol WILL knock your signal strength off a couple points. That's normal, and a worthwhile tradeoff. Just don't start tweaking for skew until your dish is peaked. Peaked means that when you tug on any corner of the d
  13. It probably wouldn't hurt, but I have this one: http://www.sadoun.com/Sat/Products/Accessories/Meters/Birdog-Satellite-signal-meter.htm And I'm sold on it. Unlike the one you were looking at, this one will positively ID your Sat for you, and shows poth polarities for setting up good Xpol.
  14. IA8 is surely the best of the worst. Typical for me in the evenings: :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1066 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Download Speed is:: 130 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server1) Test Time:: Fri Jan 27 22:44:22 CST 2006 Bottom Line:: 19X faster than 56K 1MB download in 7.88 sec Diagnosis: Looks Great : 17.53 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-RN7L2GXHQ
  15. Yeah, I left a .74 for my 1.2, and went from an rsl of 60-64 to 90-95. Live with the dullness, that's the way it's suposed to look, actually.
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