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  1. Well, I am not holding out much hope for an answer as it appears this forum has died. But, here goes. I have the DW6000 modem and the Home plan for $62.99 per month and it works fine for my family's needs. It has worked fine for us ever since we had an installer out about 2 years ago and we moved the dish off the roof onto a pole cemented in the ground, and re-ran the wires into the house. My question today is: does anyone use the new 9000 modem? I was on the Hughesnet web site today and found a news release from Aug 2008 describing the Elite Premium plan. After talking with Hug
  2. Hi, Thanks for the answers. I am not too keen on going to the wireless service as I have better Internet connections than my neighbors do. Also, they intermittently do not have any service for days and the provider never seems to have an answer. I am fairly pleased with Hughesnet for my purposes. But, I think from your answers and doing more reading on the Net about VPN and satellite, it is a no go. Thanks again.
  3. HI, I would like to determine the best path forward to attempt using VPN on HughesNet, or if I should go to Wild Blue, or even go to a wireless Internet Service (http://www.7cities.net/html_folder/wireless.html). The latter 3 services are the only choices I have given where I live, and I have at least one neighbor using each of the above systems. I do plan on trying Wild Blue and the Wireless service in the next week or so, but I also would like to try HughesNet. I have a DW6000 modem. The company I work for requires the use of a Cryptocard and VPN to access my office desktop from
  4. Thanks for the good ideas. They will help,, and yes, I agree about the problem being there before the warranty was up. I would guess there are records for each time I called since I have had this system. Now, for a stupid question, what is wild blue? I guess I will search for it on this site and google it also. If there is a competition to Direcway I will seriously look into it. Thanks again, and I'll keep you posted. amkazen
  5. Finally!! Since early July 2005 my DW 6000 system has barely worked, if at all. I could MAYBE get on-line, and if I could, I would be able to surf to MAYBE one site, and then I could not go anywhere on-line. The system would just flat die with a web-acceleration error. I called Direcway support so many times I lost count. They would all say the same thing, "It is your PC, try this, try that, etc. etc." It was so frsutrating. I finally in early August after I returned from my vacation to get Direcway to bump me up to a higher tech support level. I went through a bunch of the same stuff as
  6. Windows XP, Norton, Spybot, Microsoft Beta SpyWare, home built PC: AMD XP2600+, 1.91 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 72.2 GB, most files on D:, minimal files on C: About 1.5 weeks ago I unplugged my DW6000 modem. It was unplugged for 3 - 4 days. I plugged it back in and have been experiencing intermittent periods of no connectivity and cannot get any faster tests than about 850kbps, and the I lose my connectivity, and then it comes back slow, maybe it comes back. I have unplugged the modem multiple times, reset the modem, unscrewed the coax, touched the coax wire, and called Direcway help multiple t
  7. Hi, I encountered a strange problem a few months back and about pulled all my hair out because I could not get a clear explanation as to what happened. I just had a thought that perhaps one of you could shed some light on what I experienced. I have had a flash.net email account for about 7 years. In fact, it is the only home email account I have ever had. I do not like changing things constantly just because of price, etc. Flash.net email accounts are owned by SBC Yahoo!. I do not want to change my email address from flash.net so I keep paying the money each monthinstead of using the
  8. There is no problem. I was curious if I was correct in believing you are the type of person who hangs around others, saying the same thing over & over, just to be included, even though they really have nothing to add to the conversation.
  9. Ok, now I understand. I had no idea some 4-port routers would use one of the ports for the incoming (DW6000) signal. In my mind, that type of router would be a 3 port! Go figure! Anyway, since you both state a switch is better for the DW6000, and who knows about the new 7000, what brand switch works with Direcway? I gave been told because of the satellite I need a "special" switch or router because of something to do with the bandwidth/signal etc. I would think any router/switch for a broadband Internet connection would work but once again there I go thinking! I did not see on Gre
  10. Well, I am still confused. Yes, I listed 8 rooms but I doubt I will ever have 8 people using the Internet connection in each room simultaneously. If I have 8 rooms why would I need more ports than that. such as the 16 port that was suggested? Eight rooms is the max ever, meaning what other room could I put an Internet connection in? I can tell you it will not be me adding to this system. And, why go wireless when I have had the house already pre-wired during construction? And besides, I still do not see wireless being all it is cracked up to be. Yes, Direcway is "wireless" fro
  11. Hi, I am about to get my 4-port Greyfox (/www.greyfox.com) router back from the repair shop. It quit working almost immediately upon installation, or maybe it did not ever work. I could never get it to work and was really slow in getting the techs back out to troubleshoot it. Anyway, having Internet in more than one room was not important to me at the time. However, it is now and I want to get Internet connectivity in the following rooms: living room, bedroom #1, bedroom #2, master bedroom, kitchen, theater room, game room, and garage. I am having the repair shop credit me the cost of th
  12. Gex, All you ever do is post your test results. Why is that? I get the impression you are laughing at us (DW6000 users) because you are a DW4000 user and get much higher speeds. If that is the case, that is cool but I just would like to see you say it straight up. I am always a little slow on picking up the subtleties of sarcasm. Thanks.
  13. Please post the speed #'s from this site using the DW7000 series so we can compare it to what we get on the DW6000 and DW4000.
  14. Aggr3, Thanks for the info. Does this mean there is nothing I can really do to increase the speed of the DW6000, as it appears DirecWay will not let me go to a DW4000, based on what I have read?
  15. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 993 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Download Speed is:: 121 kB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Test Time:: Thu Mar 17 23:44:35 MST 2005 Bottom Line:: 18X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.46 sec Diagnosis: Looks Great : 19.06 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-AJU4Y17KH Earlier tonight it was 171 Kbps so I called Direcway. After the call, my download speed was 386 Kbps. I defragged the harddrive even though Disk Defragmenter said it was nto needed and n
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