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  1. fikester, Thanks, thought that was the way it was, but wanted to make sure.
  2. You will have to unplug the DW7000 from the router, and hook your router directly to your computer, then go to its setup page and follow these instructions, Disable the built in DHCP server. Set its LAN IP address to 192.168.0.254. Set its LAN Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0. Set its LAN Default Gateway to 192.168.0.1. Note: Not all routers will have these settings. If yours does not you should consider purchasing either a hard wired hub or a wireless access point. Also you may loose connectivity to your router after making these changes. If at any point you want to re
  3. Crispy Niggets, 91 signal strength is great, however--and I don't want to confuse you more--what is your cross-pol #? Type or click http://192.168.0.1/fs/registration/setup.html in your address bar, then click antenna pointing, click next (without selecting anything) make sure "Perform ACP" is checked, then click next, and now you can choose Auto or Manual, the difference is Auto test and gives you a number, manual, runs the test constant and will give you a reading of what your cross-pol number is real time, kinda like signal strength will, it will go up and down as you watch it. I'd r
  4. Decade, Just wondering if you ever got charged anything additional after upgrading to Pro? Besides the obvious $10, thinking about doing it, I mean, what's $10 after paying as much as I am. Speeds are doing ok for me, but I'd like to have some more speed. Do you, now that you've upgraded to Pro, think it is worth $10? Or would I just be wasting my time. Thanks,
  5. DW7000 .74 meter dish 89W:1170 RSL: 76 XPOL: 70
  6. Mine was a Apple IIc (no hard drive, used 5 1/4" disk). That and a 286, with 12Mhz turbo mode :D. Boy the old days. How long they've been.
  7. You could put some guide wires up on three or four corners of the pole. Why did the installer use lumber? Metal pole is the best, because wood is more likely to warp over time and of course throw your dish off. If that 4x6 is 12' long, and it is in the ground 3', that means you've got 9' feet above ground, with that big dish, it is going to move. The bottom of the dish has to be at least 6' above ground, so therefore you could shorten your pole by about 3', which could make it a little better. Other than that, I'd get a 7 1/2' x 2 3/8" pipe bury it 2' and use concrete and if you have to
  8. Jim, Well, thats good news , I was hoping that $400 wasn't just for the Dish.
  9. Here, https://testmy.net/personal_stats_30d.php?user_name=tonyp56&m=12&d=30&Y=2005 That is my stats since 12-12. I test several times a day, early morning, night, evening, afternoons, etc... I probably test at least 5 times a day, both upload and download. Anyways, I get what you are saying and I won't disagree with you, I'm just saying overall, when everything is said and done, I'm happy with what I got, could it be better, YES of course, but it could also be much, much worse.
  10. Decade, Yeah, I've read some of your post where you were having problems, so I know what you are saying. When I first got my stuff installed the installer had everything working, and everything seemed fine. He left, and then all of a sudden, the system light went off. I did what you did, called, talked to some Indian woman, then after about 45 minutes she transfered me to level 2 (American, or at least American sounding) tech support. The guy went through some stuff but nothing happened. Then right before I got of the phone with him the system light came on, and I started surfing a
  11. Stillwater area, kinda north central of the state. How much was the 1.2 dish, did you have them upgrade you or did you do it? Yeah, I dont' get that one, you had lower signal strength but higher cross-pole. I don't know why my signal is so low in the first place (I know, not really low, but still it just seems it should be higher), cuz there is nothing--no trees, buildings, hills, etc. between my dish and the satellite.
  12. Ok, I've had Direcway for 22 days now, and I've got to say I am fairly happy with it. To begin, and for me at least they've really fixed the upload speeds so that they stay very close to where they are supposed to be (128Kbps for me) instead of dropping like a rock down to 18Kbps like it did when I first got my system installed. OK, for the stats, the fastest I was running on dial up was 40Kbps download, and 25Kbps upload (used dial up connection, came here and tested the speeds, fastest I ever could connect was 46.6 and that was the speed I was connected with when I tested) So I did the
  13. well my uploads are great, however, my DL's are, well sucking right now . Last test I ran it test at 100Kbps, however, my uploads haven't went below 100Kbps since the update, I'm happy with it. Wish Downloads would stay more constant though
  14. That very well might be, however, you've got to admit satellite is at least is faster when it comes to download and even upload, at least some of the time , I've downloaded updates in a matter of seconds that i simply gave up on with dial up, so that at least is better. It really don't matter how fast the latency is with dial up, cuz most things that you have to worry about latency issues, require faster speeds, therefore it is a none issue IMHO. But my point wasn't which is faster, it was simply I don't understand why I see post like that everytime someone says "I got satellite internet"
  15. REALLY? Wow I didn't know that. I bet not as much as Dial-UP though. Sorry, I don't understand why people like to point this out, if I had any other options, I'd take em, but satellite IS THE ONLY CHOICE for me, and I'm sure, most of the others here that have satellite. It's like you are saying, "you shouldn't have gotten satellite, cuz it has this major latency, my cable/DSL has none" well guess what, no Cable, and I'm about 3/4 mile from the DSL cutoff, so my only choice is satellite.
  16. I don't know, you and I are more or less on the same plan, we are in the same area of the country, but you don't get nothing like the DL and Uploads that I get. I test mine all during the day, and well, there have been a few times that mine was below 300Kbps, but usually I'm 500Kbps and above. (most of the time it is actually 700Kbps and up) My upload, well that is a different story, I normally run around 60Kbps or above, my average is most likely 85-90Kbps or so, but I've reached more than that before. Have you signed up on mydirecway.com yet? I know, you don't have the bandwidth, but y
  17. I've asked this before, but never got an answer. First of all, I'm not complaining, but why is my DL speed faster than my plan? (700Kbps down, 128Kbps up) :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 827 Kbps about 0.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Download Speed is:: 101 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2) Test Time:: Sat Dec 17 02:49:02 CST 2005 Bottom Line:: 15X faster than 56K 1MB download in 10.14 sec Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 89.5 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-JC1GPBQUT :::.. Upload S
  18. I'm curious to know, how much does DirecWay charge for a customer to upgrade their dish to one of the bigger, more powerful dishes? I was told by my installer that if I wanted to upgrade to the Pro plan I'd have to have another dish installed, is this true? And lets say I wanted to upgrade my dish even if it wasn't true, how much would that run me? Mine's on a 6' pole, would the bigger dishes mount on the same pole? Or would I have to find another pole? Just wondering, won't be upgrading anytime soon, but would like to know about how much $ so that I can plan on it. Thanks
  19. Thanks Ghostmaster Ok, yeah, it speed things up a little. Here it is, :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 827 Kbps about 0.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Download Speed is:: 101 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2) Test Time:: Wed Dec 14 10:08:26 CST 2005 Bottom Line:: 15X faster than 56K 1MB download in 10.14 sec Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 89.12 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-KJ6ERDCWY :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 131 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)
  20. the day before yesterday I was having some download problems during the evening and up until 12 or so. I was actually DL 900 Kbps late last nite, and i'm DL 820+ Kbps now. I'm on the same satellite as you (89W: 1150) I'm in Oklahoma, and my signal strength is anywhere from 74-83 (it moves around, that appears to be normal). I'm only on the 700Kbps DL and 128Kbps upload consumer plan. (yes that is right, I'm faster than my plan ) Anyways here is my test results, :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 854 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 748 kB) Download Speed is:: 104 kB/s Tested
  21. Anyone know why I am running faster than my plan is supposed to be. That was a suprise, I figured they'd cut me off right at 700Kbps, but I am 800 or above most of the off peak times (11 PM till about 8 AM CST). During the normal day, I stay at around 500-600Kbps, though sometimes I've been as low as 128Kbps, but only for around 2 hours or so, the rest of the time I'm at least at 400Kbps. And no, I'm not complaining, hope it stays faster, I just want to know if this will change or not. I am hoping it will not, except faster of course BTW, I live in central Oklahoma, I've got a gr
  22. OK, here it is, got installed on the 8th, with a 7000. I signed up for the 700Kbps download and 128Kbps upload, however I am running faster dl speed during off-peak times. 89 West and 1150 is my satellite location (whatever that is supposed to mean ) My normal DL speed is in the 500Kbps, though it has gotten down to the 128Kbps area a couple of times for short periods of time. Signal strength of 75-80 and 66-69 for my cross pole number (or whatever it is called) :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 829 Kbps about 0.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Download Speed is:: 101 kB/s Tes
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