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  1. Hee hee... Funny thing, they don't tell you that Dway's speeds are a NIGHTMARE compared with REAL broadband. But yes, better than dial-up. Most of the time.
  2. Maybe we should get them to tell new customers about all the F*&%ing tweaks we have to do for any speed at all. I ran that test and got this. I am SO PROUD to beat their advertisements for their own product. I guess I really don't know how good I have it (NOT)
  3. I applied the Reverend's tweaks and get 995-1012 down and 70-90 up almost all the time, except for evenings when the whole internet slows to a crawl. Is anyone getting speeds above 1000 regularly with a DW6000. I read there is a limit, and judging by my speeds, I would agree.
  4. Has anyone had any luck convincing support to change your transponder frequency? Once while I was still on my DW4000, I had trouble and they changed me from SatMex5 at 1160 or something to 1250? maybe? Speeds went wild. I was getting the speeds posted by most DW4000 users on here and uploads in the 200's Then came the dreaded DW6000. This one is on 1090. I tried to trick it by forcing a recommision, but didn't work. Level 1 support played dumb. (Imagine that??)
  5. I wish DW6000. Should have never upgraded! Stupid me!
  6. That's the truth! I beta'd the DW6000 software last time, and did testing on my DW4000 before that. This last one, I sent about 1000 bug reports in about browsing speeds. I used to be in the 1200-1400 kbps range down, with crap upload speeds. They had me down in the 300's on the first betas. They tweaked pretty fast after everyone complained, but it never went back where it was. I consistently get around 1000 kbps downa and 70-90 up now. The Reverend's tweaks on this site got me 200-300 kbps down increase and about 20 kpbs up.
  7. I was really getting fired up over Firefox and some of the features and plou-ins, but now I only use it at work with a T-1 connection. I have DWay at home, and there is a 400-500 Kbps difference in speed tests between FF and IE I suppose when Mircosoft figures out that tabbed browsing is so popular, they will add it and FF will die a slow and painful death. I was also reading somewhere on here that some people have been testing the security claims of FF agains IE on XPSP2 and found many, many holes in FF, security wise.
  8. The Reverend's tweaks are wonderful... :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 997 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB) Download Speed is:: 122 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Test Time:: Sun Feb 20 05:14:25 EST 2005 Bottom Line:: 18X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.39 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 20.85 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-0ANSQI1UB Also, I love some of the functionality of the Firefox browser, but after reading numerous posts on the use of it with Direcway, I will only use it when speed is not an issue. A test this morning right after this test yeilded the results below. However, two tests previous to this fairly fast result were in the 500 Kbps range and 600 Kbps range. I have yet to see Firefox beat IE when tested one right after the other. This is as close as FF has come. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 922 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB) Download Speed is:: 113 KB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Test Time:: Sun Feb 20 2005 05:19:53 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) Bottom Line:: 16X faster than 56K 1MB download in 9.06 sec Diagnosis: Looks Great : 11.76 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-KPW2ZQXDT
  9. I have been using Reset6000 ever since I got it. Resetting the device does not reset the DHCP portion. In the advanced settings, there is a view "DHCP Server Statistics". When you bring that up, it states "Not Running" I have tried to mull through all the commands you can send the appliance, but none seem to fit the bill.
  10. Has anyone here had the DHCP server in their DW6000 stop working? A couple of months ago, I had no connectivity on any of my networked computers. When I checked into it, the machine had the default 169.*... IP address assigned to it. For a fix, I assigned IP addresses manually on the machines. I tried resetting the DW600 about 1000 times, dreading calling DW support. I finally did. First level support did not know what DHCP was and didn't understand what I was talking about. (Typical "did you check your proxy settings BS) They actually referred me to a forum site to check my TCP/IP settings! UGH. They would not give me to Level II support until I did that. Gave me a ticket number, told me to try it, and if it didn't work, call back. I waited 20 minutes, did nothing, and called them back. I got to Level II support. They stated they had never heard of that happening before. They did a full reset on my modem and we had to go through the recommissioning process. No big deal. It still wasn't fixed. They then gave up on me, apparently. Because I HATE calling support for DW, I just went and dumped $50 on a Linksys router and set it up to do DHCP for my network. I was perfectly happy having the DW6000 do it for me without the router. Has anyone had this problem? Is there a way to get into the software on the DW6000 and force the DHCP server to start? I have read extensively on sites that have hacks to get into the programming of the modem, but nothing has mentioned anything about DHCP. Any ideas are welcomed.
  11. I read on another part of this board that the cross-pol test is more important. If you are failing that, you should tweak your dish. My installer was an idiot and left the dish with a signal in the 50's and failing the cross-pol test. Said it was a problem at the NOC and he would come back the next day to fix it. As soon as his van was out of site, I scurried out on the roof and tweaked the dish myself. My signal strength in clear weather pushes 94 sometimes and the crosspol test passes very quickly. I called the installer and told him it "just started working" and he gave up on me, never to be seen again! As for speed, I have never noticed a download speed change until you lose connection with the NOC, however, I believe upload is affected because of re-tries, slowing browsing considerably. This observation is not based in any science, just my opinion of what it "seems" like when the signal is down because of rain, etc.
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