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About frodoboy

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  1. I just switched from Wild Blue (HughesNet before that) to Wireless. I took the 2mb plan for $69/month. It was costing me $79/month for WB which always gave me consistent download speed of around 1.5mbps but max upload usually around 175kbps with a latency average of 1-1.5 seconds. If it rained fairly heavy, the signal vanished! I am out in the country and didn't have a choice until now. Now I have line of sight less than 3 miles away from the access point and supposedly NO problems with rain, snow or wind. Here are my scores: :::.. testmy.net test results ..::: Download Connection is::
  2. I've been waiting for almost 15 years for a faster connection than satellite so I think I am finally due before I bite the dust! Couple more years and I probably won't even remember what the internet is!! LOL
  3. Ok, as promised, here are my scores at 6:02pm PST Monday, October 26, 2009 during Prime Time. :::.. testmy.net test results ..::: Download Connection is:: 1465 Kbps about 1.47 Mbps (tested with 1536 kB) Download Speed is:: 179 kB/s Upload Connection is:: 146 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 kB) Upload Speed is:: 18 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Main) Test Time:: 2009/10/26 - 6:59pm D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-JTK9RG86Y U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-PKYZQ4128 User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US;
  4. Yeah it was the pro package. I wasn't logged in when I did the test and I guess I never logged in when I did the other tests over the last couple of years. It doesn't even show the (probably) hundreds of DirecWay tests I did 2-5 years ago. The system is still up and running, just not plugged in so I can easily run a speed test when logged in and see what happens and then post it for you. I think I am on the Stockton? beam in California but I don't remember which satellite. I'm sure WB has oversold it ever since they teamed up with DirecTV. I wonder who dumped who (HugesNet and DirecTV) in that
  5. Oh yeah, I forgot about the vacation thing. I wonder if they did discontinue it. More than likely!
  6. the autotest is from this site. It is the one where testmy starts with a smaller file and keeps testing until it takes longer than 7 seconds to download. Then it gives the results. I could reconnect the WildBlue hardware and do the test during prime time for you. It wouldn't be that hard to do. I quit posting once I got Wild Blue because my speeds were as promised most of the time and most people post speeds because they are pissed off. If I remember, I will do the test tomorrow around 5pm and then post it here with the rest of the testmy info. The speeds I posted already however were the top
  7. I have always had consistent 1.5mbps download speeds all times of the day. That is why I tolerated WB. The upload speed was never 256kbps but since the DL was consistent, I didn't look around. Here are the last test results I did just before the wireless was installed. I tested the ping rate as well. Then I will show the results of the wireless tests. They have to come out tomorrow and put another transmitter up pointing in my direction. Right now I am on the end of a 180 degree arc but with the new transmitter, I will be right in the center and speeds will stay consistent and the ping time wi
  8. This is great and so typical. I just got wireless internet with 2mbps download and 2mbps upload for $69/month. I've had Wild Blue for years and have been fairly happy. The download has always been consistent at 1.5mbps and the upload never seemed to get past 175kbps. Before Wild Blue I had DirecPC/DirecWay/Hughes Net and you all know where that went! I called and asked how many days I had to give them to disconnect. The tech told me only about 3 days and if I did get charged for the next month, it would be pro rated. That wasn't a problem at all. I told him I am going to leave it connected unt
  9. I got Wildblue Tuesday (August 15) after 10 years with DirecPC, DirecWay, HughesNet and total frustration. The download speeds averaged 250-500kbps most of the time even though I was on the pro package. Uploads averaged in the high hundreds to 200kbps most of the time. I like to download so this really sucked. I turned them into the FCC, Attorney General and BBB for false advertising and their ads were slightly changed to refect a more correct statement about speeds. I was credited with 2 months free service but it has gone downhill since then. I can't understand the foreign tech staff either!
  10. Well, if it does work out, you will see a change in Dway's web page advertising! It will have to put in bolder print the actual typical speeds expected in prime time as between 250-500 and 50-100. Let's hope that happens! I did get the credit to my account however so now I have had 4 months credit. It can be done! Maybe if enough of us fight to get the credit from deceptive advertising, they would improve the system!
  11. I finally got a call today from Dway corporate office concerning my grievance filed with the BBB. I actually got somewhere! He told me Dway does NOT guarantee any speeds and 100 to 500 down and 50 to 100 up is the norm!!! I said where the hell is that written and he told me in the user agreement. I said in the facs it states that the pro system can see speeds of around 750-800 and 100-125 during peak hours...nowhere does it state 100-500. He said it states "up to" these speeds in the agreement. I told him it was false advertising and wanted it changed. I also said every single tech has a diffe
  12. I was being a little sarcastic but Dway HAS bought out sites where speed tests are run and there are forums where people constantly complain...why wouldn't people complain? I mean if you had such a horrendous service and you wanted people to be happily duped, why wouldn't you pad the test scores??? I didn't really mean Dway bought testmy...but it has happened! The big question is how testmy does the speed test. Do they use a text file, graphics file, a combination or what? If you run the largest text only file on toast.net, you will be amazed! If you run the largest graphics only, you wil
  13. Please don't forget that these speed bursts only seem affected on testmy.net. If you run a test on dslreports.com or toast.net/performance where you can actually SEE what you are downloading, you will find your speeds that are 1300kbps on testmy are actually around 800kbps on the others which makes sense. I don't know why we would be getting these speeds on testmy unless direcway bought them out and is fudging the tests or they just happen to be connected to a really good backbone right now. I don't see any improvement in web browsing or latency anywhere else...only on testmy.net. My speeds to
  14. I can just see what's coming Birdfan. VFAP! You are on the phone for an hour and a voice interrupts your conversation: "I'm sorry, but you have used too much bandwidth with this conversation so we will have to cut out every other word you speak. If you continue to use the phone, we will be forced to cut out every other sentence until your conversation is reduced to one word every 30 seconds, which MAY impair the conversation to the point that you will have to hang up and wait several hours at which time your full service will be restored. We hope this doesn't inconvenience you, especially if y
  15. My "fantastic" speeds went all to hell about 2 hours ago as well. Lots of "impaired" and no service at all. I finally got a speed test done a while ago and here are the results. The upload really sucks! 2/14/06 8:30 pm :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1330 Kbps about 1.3 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Download Speed is:: 162 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net Test Time:: Tue Feb 14 20:23:06 PST 2006 Bottom Line:: 24X faster than 56K 1MB download in 6.32 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 47.12 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: h
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