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  1. With the subscribership. It needs to be noted that before the KA satellite services got up and running(Telesat), satellite Internet equipment and data rates were rather expensive. Or there were the one way satellite systems, needing a dialup modem for uploads. I remember seeing some install prices of about $700, with equipment, before the full takeoff of KA technology methods. But some people do complain about how 'low cost' the modems parts are. And with TRIA's that allowed water to leak in and cause a TRIA failure as well(not saying that Hughesnet tria's are perfect either). But many WildBlue users were on the hook for what should of been a national recall on defective WildBlue TRIA's. It's about 10,000 users per month on each system, last I looked for new installs. But beware of WildBlue installers in closed beams looking for work, via extra repairs/parts, when a repair is requested on out of warranty equipment. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-141185638.html
  2. Internet Network Neutrality. http://www.brookings.edu/events/2009/0921_broadband_communications.aspx
  3. Then installer needs a little black box to properly do a Internet satellite dish install. The box tells him what satellite he's pointing at and to allow for proper peaking. Now when a user calls in to support, to diagnose speed problems.... The support agent 'should' be pulling up the users dish on the screen and check alignment numbers. And also making sure that if the numbers are low, is there is not a big black cloud pizzing out hail stones in the path of the beam, via weather confirmation by the user or a online satellite radar map also showing the NOC's weather. But thats a perfect world. Instead many have posted about first being made to waste time(hours/days) with all sorts of stuff, blaming the users computer, before that thought may even be tried. It would be nice if the agent were allowed by WildBlue to say that the beam/NOC is at maximum capacity, and speeds will be degraded at PrimeTime for the foreseeable future. Before someone calls in, they should reboot the modem and computer. And by-pass the router, by plugging the computer straight into the modem. And this sites speed test does give a time of the test. A new user thinking of a satellite Internet service should look for that time. As a evening speed test time may show a major slowdown compared to the early morning speed test. And the funniest thing support says to users? "Well surf in the middle of the night, if the evening is so slow." But people only need 4 hours of sleep a night, right? Oh I know. Come home from work and eat dinner. Have a nap afterwards till 11pm and then surf for three or 4 hours.
  4. I think your system is broken. Since your download speed in the early am hours is twice the speed that the home Pro package(1.5Mbps) is supposed to be. The upload speed is normal.
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    Global Gaming Factory. Ha Ha Ha. What a mess. Bankruptcy to be declared soon. Seems one of the executives that quit, wants to get paid and gaming Factory is broke. Especially since that stock market scam trying to raise their worth. Or is it good for a company to get de-listed from the stock market? http://www.pcworld.com/article/172230/prospective_pirate_bay_buyer_faces_bankruptcy_proceedings.html So the moral of the story? Host your site in Russia. And have a very trustworthy shill person there as CEO and owner. Many companies the world over do it in some form like this or another. With some of the big companies out there..... Who is the actual owner? Other than a bunch of suits steering the company. And the derelict owner claims ignorance when the executives do illegal shiat.
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    So that company called DigiProtect may be operating illegally(at least in Germany). There is something called a 'cap on lawyers fee's'. So if the company is saying their lawyers 'share' in the profits from each successful notice they send out. There would have to be a cap on the amount the lawyer could make in each extortion letter that is successful, in collecting funds.. One comment on the site says the IRS of whichever country, may be really interested in DigiProtects lawyers 'detailed' Tax Returns. Meanwhile. Who is really responsible for leaking unreleased content online? Is it the CopyRight Industry to generate money via user notices? Or is it a company employee, who works at the CD/DVD content burning company. http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-outfit-and-lawyers-may-operate-illegally-090919/
  7. Oh right. Now I recognize the form of writing of the first post. If you check the IP, it most probably comes from India. An Interesting little organic bot. Edit. To report speeds in Mbps is an insult to dialup users or people with slow connections. Oh Google. You are so funny this morning.
  8. Weird thread......... I just got up so....... You add a decimal point to get Mbps per second,,,, Right? So like with tdawnaz test showing..... 11794 Kbps ,,,,, Add a decimal point and Ta Da.... 11.794 Mbps............
  9. Thats been noted in various posts on the Internet. Either the installer shows up in the am to correct the problem. "Oh look. great speeds. Nothing wrong here". Or the satellite service provider turns up the customers 'base line' speeds, for the technical testing time. Or simply, everyones speeds float with the amount of users online. So a override is enacted for several hours or 24 hours. Then speeds drop back to floating mode. Kinda like the providers with the 30 day guarantee and then the speeds drop from a certain preset to floating mode around the 30 days end time. The 30 day drop doesn't happen to everyone supposedly, but then again, who checks their speeds for a couple of months and more, from the install? Squeezing every drop out of dialup made us people who check their speeds and know what times are slow or fast.. You could see these type of speed settings for a corporate customer who needs a certain speed all the time and will pay for it. So their speeds will not drop below a certain speed or their speed may stay at one speed(1500Kbps 24/7).
  10. Well hopefully the newish satellite will be more high speed. Unless they over sell before the next one in 2012. Hughesnet would love to get the customers off of the old KU satellites, but there is the cost of subsidizing units. But there is always that magic switch at Hughesnet that can shut off the service to all the KU's. Leaving it to the customer to upgrade at their own cost. Well since service is not guaranteed and all that bullshiat in the contract, that doesn't have a chance in court.
  11. Oh look. A wiki on tm.net.my And an excerpt. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TM_Net
  12. With the speed test I just did that was on your ISP's site...Well at least the ping is right..My download speed is about 5200Kbps and about 800Kbps in upload, to any other site on the web that has proper bandwidth.... I don't know if there is help. How is the speed test for you from your ISP site. Note that your ISP may fudge(as in a user to server test) the speeds that show up in the test, as the speed may not enter the Internet to be tested. I am not sure if they may be throttling connections through their server, to max out at a certain speed and ignoring the customers package rate. Anyone got any tweaks?
  13. How are you connected to the Internet? DSL. Wireless. Cable. And is there a webpage for your service provider?
  14. The reflector dish has a base of satellite technology. And the dish has had mounts modified to work with the terrestrial wireless system. If you had a satellite dish that was half the size that they are now, you'd get a real crappy signal. With the Motorola Canopy SM, the various frequencies have certain ranges that they can be set up at for maximum distance. The dish is for line of sight use. I love Google Images. Dish http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=motorola+dish&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi= Dish http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&sa=1&q=motorola+reflector+dish&aq=f&oq=&aqi=&start=0 Stinger http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&sa=1&q=motorola+stinger&aq=f&oq=&aqi=&start=0
  15. Low power = maybe low signal strength. Reflector dish or stinger may be better to use.Stinger for a pole mounted SM. Raising pole means something is blocking the signal like leafs on the tree's? Or the Fresnel zone is causing a reflection that distorts the signal. If raising the pole would solve the problem. But I doubt they would guarantee the poles cost if it does not improve your signal.
  16. Heres a real world test from someones post,,, starting at post..... http://www.testmy.net/t-21564.msg313501#msg313501 , showing how the beams/NOC's are oversubscribed causing slowdowns. -------------------------------------------- Here's my speed & it's about 4 mins till 2 here's my download :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.. Download Stats ..::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Download Connection is:: 1794 Kbps about 1.8 Mbps (tested with 3064 kB) Download Speed is:: 219 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/'>https://testmy.net/ (Main) Test Time:: 2009/09/15 - 12:55pm Bottom Line:: 31X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 4.68 sec Tested from a 3064 kB file and took 13.992 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 102.48 % faster than the average for host (wildblue.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/'>https://testmy.net/stats/id-IY260PQEU User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009082707 Firefox/3.0.14 Well it's now 8:30 & my speed is about right where I said it was a little higher tho here's my speed test :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.. testmy.net test results ..::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Download Connection is:: 222 Kbps about 0.22 Mbps (tested with 512 kB) Download Speed is:: 27 kB/s Upload Connection is:: 105 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 kB) Upload Speed is:: 13 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Main) Test Time:: 2009/09/15 - 7:29pm D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/'>https://testmy.net/stats/id-9V1EW2PBO U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/'>https://testmy.net/stats/id-WIEVR439U User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009082707 Firefox/3.0.14 ----------------------------------------------------------------- So simply, does your speeds start to drop at a known, repeatable time. And then does your speeds near the end of the slowdown, speed back up within about a half hour? If you had a equipment problem, you would notice the slowdowns all day or intermittently. A failing TRIA(thing at end of the dish) may die during the time that the sun heats it up directly, during the day. Tria dissembled link.. This tria is an older model that has water leakage problems. http://oceanfalls.org/misc/trias/trias.html If your dish was out of alignment, then you would experience slow speeds all the time and rain would disrupt your signal. Support will delay you or blame your perfectly functioning computer on what are actually WildBlue system slowdowns. Or blame you and delay you until you stop wasting your precious time calling them week after week.
  17. You'd think that a year and a half, would be plenty of time for WildBlue to fix things to comply with the BBB. But no such chance yet. And with Hughesnet and the 'free' satellite change to the SpaceWay3 and new KA band equipment... It probably will give you a new two year contract as well. Some people upgrade for free from the DW modems to the HN modems and stay on the old satellites and don't notice that 'free' meant a new contract. And boy does the customer get pizzed about it. The KU satellites are a weekly flip of the coin for speeds. And at least two more years till WildBlues next satellite to relieve the nightmare of congestion.
  18. I don't have anymore details, You'd have to Google it. What it does is focus the beam more. Some ISP's are starting to deploy them(the big dish) more, to give the people on the edge of reach a better/stronger signal. People do like them.
  19. And you WildBlue users will be glad that WildBlue has won a World Wide award..... That has nothing to do with customer service or the customers speeds. http://wildblue.com/company/doPressReleaseDetailsAction.do?pressReleaseID=64
  20. So any mathematicians here that can calculate just how much 'percentage' of users oversold, that Beam or NOC is? From Download Connection is:: 1794 Kbps about 1.8 Mbps (tested with 3064 kB) Download Speed is:: 219 kB/s To Download Connection is:: 222 Kbps about 0.22 Mbps (tested with 512 kB) Download Speed is:: 27 kB/s
  21. If ya really want to tick off the masses...... First time post's have to be 'Approved' by the moderator first, up to 4 posts. But with so many 1 or 2 post members, it is a pain in the off times. Some places delay the ability to do a first post, until the new member's membership is moderator approved. And that is above the valid email confirmation. It's nice to have a notice display as well, to tell the new member of the delay. It slows down the organic bots a wee bit.
  22. The important speed test is usually between about 7pm to 9pm. Since thats the time most people are home and the main slow down. And if the satellite system starts to slow down about 2pm, then it's time to avoid trying to surf the Internet that evening.
  23. So are you getting 'dropped packets' when connecting to the tower? via normal surfing. And if your tower is swaying, you can also get dropped packets. Align your antenna better or maybe you need a stinger or reflector dish to increase signal strength.
  24. Well it helps slow you down by making you wait one minute between posts/PM's.
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