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  1. Just out of curiosity Tommie, what kind of speeds do you get with EVDO? Also how is the latency on it?
  2. Thanks for all the help Tommie, it is much apreciated. From a business standpoint, HughesNet has a golden ticket with the line of their subscriber agreement that states"Speeds are not guaranteed." Whoever came up with that should be given a huge raise by the company and then put out on the street so HughesNet customers could get a chance to beat the crap out of him repeatedly. With that little line hughes gets to legally screw over their customers and there is nothing we can do about it.
  3. I had thought that they might have put me on the wrong plan, but when I asked them about it they said I was on the Small office plan. Is there anywhere I can go that would reflect which plan I am on so I could see for myself? My contract is up right now, it ended last year. EVDO is not available unfortunately. The only isp's that are available to me to my knowledge are hughesnet, wildblue, and at&t dial-up. I am in college right now and I am taking a course online along with my on campus classes. A major problem that I am having is that hughes is going so slow that it times out when I try to login to my campus account. I talked to campus tech support and they said that with satellite internet, you need to have a fast connection to compensate for the latency so it won't time out.
  4. Nope, I have'nt been fapped for almost 6 months now. Keep in mind that the FAP last for about 24hrs. These speed problems have been going on since January 25th. Is there anything else that you can think of? At this point I just don't know what to do.
  5. I just bought a Blu-ray player (Sony BDP-S300) and 4 Blu-ray movies. I have a widescreen 60 inch TV (Sony KDS-60A3000). The problem that I am having is that all of my movies are being displayed in letterbox format. I would like to have these movies displayed on the whole screen since all of the movies are in the 16:9 aspect ratio. So far the only way I have figured out how to do this is to set the wide mode of my TV to zoom, but that cuts off the sides of the picture in order to fill the screen. Is there some other way to make these movies fill the screen? Any help will be much apreciated. Thanks, RJ
  6. the computer is clean. It is free from spyware, adware, viruses, and I have cleared my cache. I restart my modem about once a week. I went and checked the dish and the only thing in front of it is a clear blue sky and the feed horn is dry inside and out. My signal strength iss 89.
  7. On January 25th my download speeds went from a fairly constant 1.2 Mbps to a constant 525 Kbps or less all of the time. I have been running speed tests on the HughesNet site so tech support could see what was going on. My case got escalated all the way up to Tier 4 and then they escalated it to the NOC. I have been told that there are no problems with my hardware and there is no problem with the sat. I am on. When I call back to get updates on the case the only thing the customer care reps. do is start to act confused and say there has been no progress on the case. Does anyone have any clue as to what might be going on? I am on AMC 9 with the Small Office Plan and an HN7000s modem. Ever since I have been on the business plans my speed has never been this bad for this long without getting any improvement.
  8. Well, as for which satellite you are on, you do have a say so in that matter. I have already changed satellites 3 times at no cost to me. All you have to do is call the Executive Customer Care Center and they will send someone out no problem. That is why I was wondering which satellite is best to be on.
  9. I am currently pointed to the satellite AMC9 (83 west) and on the Small Office plan. During the day I am usually running at my fatest speed which is about 1.15 Mbps and at night I drop to about 600-850 kbps. Does anyone know if there is a better satellite to be on with HughesNet? If you are getting speeds that are significantly better than this, please post which bird you are on and what your speeds are. If you are on AMC9 please post what kind of speeds you are getting and what plan you are on. Thanks, rjventre
  10. thanks for the response mudmanc4, but you will have to explain yourself better. I am not real familiar with networking stuff. I will tell you what I know though; I have a hughesnet modem attachted to my linksys router and I have DHCP server enabled. This is all I know.
  11. I am running windows vista ultimate 64-bit and using an Intel 3945 a/b/g wireless card. The problem that I am having is that the network icon in the system tray shows that I have local access only but I still can connect to the internet. Also, when I click on the red X that it is showing in the network and sharing center between my router and the globe icon, it says no problem could be detected. Does anyone have any clue as to what is going on? Your responses will be much appreciated.
  12. I Iive in rural St. Landry Parish jypagan and hopefully we can get dsl sometime soon. Are you satisfied with your service? What are you speeds like typically?
  13. Thanks so much for the info dlewis23, you've been a big help.
  14. 70Mbps, that would be an absolute dream for me!!! Right now I am barely getting 1.2Mbps from HughesNet. Of course I do live in rural Louisiana and we are about 20yrs. behind the rest of the country as far as technology goes. Do you know if their pricing will increase with these faster speeds?
  15. Is that the theoretical speed (100Mbps), or is that the speed of an actual future plan? What is the upload supposed to be?
  16. Please disregard the previous questions. I now know what a VRAD is and what U-Verse is. Keep in mind however that AT&T and BellSouth have not merged their internet divisions yet. They still have separate plans and pricing. U-Verse is an AT&T product and I am still serviced by BellSouth (the new AT&T). BellSouth is not using VRAD's yet and they are still installing DSLAM's. I still have the question: Can a DSLAM be put anywhere along the buried lines or does it have to be in a certain spot?
  17. Thanks for the reply jypagan, it is much appreciated. Do you know what a DSLAM looks like? Also, do you know if they can put a DSLAM anywhere or does it have to be in a certain spot?
  18. I currently do not have BellSouth's FastAccess DSL in my area but I am hoping to get it soon. I have a few questions in the mean time though. First of all, what is a DSLAM? I have a SLIC near my house which is the switch board for all of the telephone voice lines and it basically looks like one real big metal box with several smaller ones around it all sitting out in the open mounted to wooden posts. Does a DSLAM look similar to that? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get BellSouth to establish DSL service in my area? FYI, I live in a community where there are roughly 20-30 households that would be potential customers for their service, if that makes any difference. I currently use HughesNet and I really want to get rid of it. Your responses and input will be much appreciated.
  19. Thanks for the info jypagan, it is much appreciated.
  20. Thanks for the info Philip. Even though those forums are somewhat helpful, I would still like to know if anyone has one in the testmy.net community and get their input on the subject.
  21. Well, I called hughes tech support and they escalated my case to tier 4. Tier 4 finally called me back yesterday and they said the NOC had changed the way packets were being routed on AMC9 and something had gotten misconfigured. They thanked me for bringing it to their attention and they said they did fix the problem. Sure enough, my pages are now loading normally with no problems.
  22. Also if anyone has any other Logitech Harmony remote besides the 670, let me know if you like it or not. Is it worth the price?
  23. Thanks for the info zeddlar. Is anyone else on the Small Office plan?
  24. I am on the Small Office plan with HughesNet. I was wondering what kind of speeds other people on this plan are getting? Please also include what satelite you are on and what transponder. You can find the the transponder by going to and clicking on system info. The transponder will is what the receive frequency says.
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