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  1. I don't think you can actually control your modcod or rate code. The modem (hn7000s dvb-s2 enabled) adjusts these based on weather conditions to ensure the best signal quality, both send and receive. You might be able to temporarily change your rate code by force ranging, but the modem will just adjust it again if it thinks it needs to. Not sure if force ranging affects the modcod at all since this is your receive rate. But even if it does, again I don't think you can keep the modem from adjusting it. I believe 9/10 is the best you can get. It's never seemed to help me though. Welcome to the wonderful world of Adaptive Coding.
  2. Here are a few linux tweaks. http://dsd.lbl.gov/TCP-tuning/linux.html I think these represent most of the tweaks you can do to a linux machine. Depending on your linux kernel version, it basically tunes itself, with a little help from you.
  3. I think that Wildblue is far superior to Hughesnet and I would encourage as many Hughesnet customers to switch as soon as possible. Especially if you are on IA6/G26 transponder 1433...Switch Now!! Switch Now!! and stop using up all my bandwidth.
  4. You seem to have a keen insight to the Satellite business model. Were you a consultant for Hughes? Rack'em, Pack'em, Stack'em!!!
  5. Ahhh Hughes, gotta love the confidence they inspire. Spaceway 3 isn't even off the ground and people are already dogging it.
  6. At least overloading shouldn't be a problem on spaceway 3. Supposedly it can handle about 2 million terminals. This alone should help ping times, given they have adequate equipment on the ground that is.
  7. Man, I'd love an extra 300k down. That'd put me around 600k down.
  8. There are signs things are getting better. My speeds don't drop as low as they used to and the peak hours window is smaller. It used to take me until about 12:30 - 1:00 am to get back to full speed. Now around 10 - 11 pm I'm usually back at full speed. As far as when or if we'll ever see 1500k down on proPlus accounts, who knows. It just seems to me they simply haven't released the bandwidth yet. I mean someone should be able to get close in the wee hours of the morning, but no one I know of on the proPlus can get much over 1 meg down. Of course, if you ask Hughes they will say people are, but no one posting to any forums is. That just seems like throttling to me.
  9. I don't think Hughes guarantee's you any speed. They may credit your account for continued sub par speeds. I know several people who have said tech support told them that 100 k speeds and less were considered "acceptable" for peak hours and that there was nothing they could do.
  10. I'm not on Horizons, but given that I know the performance is similar to that of IA6, I'd go back to IA8, if your speeds were ok there. They are making headway getting IA6 fixed, but it's slow. I went from dropping to 50 - 200 k down at night to maybe 150 - 500 k down at night. I wouldn't expect those 1500 k downloads that the proPlus plans are capable of to be possible for at least 6 - 12 months. That seems to be about how long it takes Hughes to get things straightened out, if they ever do. While you might be out some money, if it was me I'd rather get decent speeds than sit around and wait for Hughes to get this corrected. I know it will be a long wait.
  11. I did get QT 7 and I am running AVG Free antivirus.
  12. I was able to watch some of the movie trailers. The bigger ones gave me trouble but suspect that is just not having enough bandwidth to keep up. I couldn't watch the keynote address though. BillyH80, If you are going to go that fast then you need to get off my transponder.... Just kidding, nice speeds.
  13. Is cnet's tv the type of streaming you are talking about? If so I don't have any problems. If not, point me to a web site and I'll try it out.
  14. People are very quick to sing the praises of Wildblue, but I'm not convinced they are truly the better option over the long run. They don't have near the customer base that Hughes does (25,000 vs 275,000 at last count). If you drop by some of the Wildblue forums you'll hear people complaining of lousy service, the stupid fap and crappy speeds. Sound familiar? Don't get me wrong, there are lots of people getting wonderful service from Wildblue, but I'm not going to be impressed until they have a few hundred thousand customers and are still providing better service than Hughes to the majority of their customers. If I'm not mistaken Directv had a 50% stake in Direcway not too long ago before Skyterra purchased it, so they were certainly tied together by more than just name. The discussion of who was really in charge is more complex than you might think. Has Hughes always been in charge? Perhaps, but being a publicly traded company is a whole different ball game.
  15. I think all the changes are good, or at least in theory they are. I agree that Hughes being a public company will put more pressure on them to perform and provide an acceptable level of service for more of their customer base. I think in the past Directv did not have the vision or the financial resources or the desire to make Direcway a profitable, reliable service. It will probably take 2 - 5 years for Hughes to transform their company, but they seem committed to becoming a full service ISP. Keep an eye on customer service and Spaceway 3. Improving customer service and a successful launch of Spaceway 3 will be good indicators that Hughes is committed to getting better and is on the right track.
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