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  1. JimPrice

    Show Of You Direcway Scores Here

    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 :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 205 Kbps about 0.21 Mbps (tested with 579 kB) Upload Speed is:: 25 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/05/21 - 10:22am Bottom Line:: 4X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 40.96 sec Tested from a 579 kB file and took 23.11488 seconds to complete Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 118.09 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-SNE6C2IPQ I have noticed a steady increase in performance since the name change. Not sure what exactly to attribute this to. Perhaps they are increasing capacity & cutting the ratio of users to backhaul equipment. Whatever it is, I hope they keep it up.
  2. JimPrice

    Wildblue changes FAP.. again

    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, whats the point if there is such a thing as "you moved to much data with all this speed we gave you". Go figure.
  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; Windows NT 5.0) Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 124.72 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-O4ZQMFI6N :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 200 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 579 kB) Upload Speed is:: 24 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/04/26 - 3:43am Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 42.67 sec Tested from a 579 kB file and took 23.71488 seconds to complete Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 117.39 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-DXEHMBPK6
  4. JimPrice

    NASTY COLD weather in the Mid Northern States

    19 here, and snowing after a few hours of sleet and freezing rain.
  5. JimPrice

    Dynamic ip to Static , How ?

    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 wrote down, and click Okay, then click Okay again. Since the DHCP server at the provider end has already authorized your MAC to use this address, it should take just fine. Now, just make sure your computer always stays on. Most DHCP servers are designed to automatically renew your IP address if you are still connected when the lease expires. They usually only give you a different IP if you disconnect, and then reconnect at a later time, after the lease has expired. As long as the DHCP server is not aggressively enforcing IP changes at given intervals, you should be able to hold this IP for as long as you want, provided your computer stays on. Experiment with this, and if it holds, then maybe buy a Linksys router and a small UPS. Let your router hold the IP, and the UPS wil keep it alive during small power outages, reducing the chance that you'll lose your IP. Kind of a lot of jumping through hoops to keep an IP, but if you really want it without switching providers and paying more, this may work for you.
  6. JimPrice

    driving manual transmission

    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. JimPrice

    7000 rebooting randomly

    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. JimPrice

    Ask a Installer

    Your right about the cached DNS entries. I've had the displeasure of outdated returns on more than one occasion.
  9. JimPrice

    Ask a Installer

    Joe: Read the article. The instructions are to set the user's browser to send HTTP requests to a destination of 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 web pages. I heartily agree that your server at work, on the other hand, is probably well equipped to store large amounts of frequently accessed data, which makes your network run more efficiently, and provides users with a false, yet robust sense of speed.
  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. JimPrice

    Ask a Installer

    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. JimPrice

    Cross-pol test question

    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 dish, the signal ALWAYS drops, then climbs back when you let go. If you tug on a corner, and the signal climbs, you're not done. Locking down the dish tightly so it doesn't move against the wind will probably throw your aim off, especially with a .74 elliptical dish...the hardware on those is cheap, so make sure you're feeling extra patient when you do this. Also, make sure the mast is perfectly plumb before you aim the dish. Kentucky windage to compensate for a mast that's not plumb will frustrate you to tears, so don't short-cut that step.
  13. JimPrice

    Satellite finder

    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. JimPrice

    Ask a Installer

    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. JimPrice

    Dish wash

    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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