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  1. I thought this was worthy of a new Topic. While surfing, especially on sites like ebay, I could fall asleep waiting for pages to set up and load. I've used Internet Explorer for years, but recently I tried a browser called Opera. They claim to be the fastest browser on Earth. So I did some investigating of my own. After downloading it and doing some tweaking, I was sold. My findings are that on speed tests it seemed to rate about 100 Kbs slower - but for surfing around - It completely annihilates Internet Explorer. So if you are having alot of time lags for pages to load with IE, try this and
  2. Hey BirdFan, I had a simular problem a few days ago. Acceleration was down or impaired. What happened to me was I was just browsing and lost the signal completely, went down to 5 or 6. So I went out for a look around and everything was fine - no clouds or nothing. Over the course of about 10 minutes it slowly climbed back up and finally became operational. But I was a bit bewildered.. Maybe a june bug crawled across my feed horn - not sure...lol
  3. Since were talkin about speed here.. Does anyone know why I get speeds like this (below) and then on other speed test sites I get 752 Kbps? Try www.pcpitstop.com they have a test for sat connections. Please reply if you see a similar pattern. Any explanations? :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1286 Kbps about 1.3 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB) Download Speed is:: 157 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2) Test Time:: Sat Jun 18 18:31:08 EDT 2005 Bottom Line:: 23X faster than 56K 1MB download in 6.52 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 59.36 % faster than the
  4. Another thing to consider.. How solid is the mount? Is it on the house or on a pole.. Could a strong wind have nudged it a hair out of line... With that being said. Has anyone tried to tweak their dish for a better signal strength. I know they are quite sensitive to even a minute adjustment. I'm considering adjusting mine for a better signal but a bit leery since I made a path in the yard adjustin my TV dish a couple years ago.
  5. Somebody wanted to see above 1000? Here ya are.. This is a 1496 file and the one under is the 2995 file. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1312 Kbps about 1.3 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB) Download Speed is:: 160 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (main) Test Time:: Wed May 4 20:39:42 EDT 2005 Bottom Line:: 23X faster than 56K 1MB download in 6.4 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 65.87 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-E0G329NSZ :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1047 Kbps about 1 Mbps
  6. Wow, with that kind of speed I could fill my 120 gig drive in what a few hours?? LOL
  7. Wow.. I'm a bit dumbfounded.. I've had the DW6000 for a month and this is my first test over 950 Kbps.. AND - I just did about 6 tests getting between 1200 and 1300 Kbps.. Hmmmm. I dunno what to think lol. Anyone else seeing higher speeds? :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1332 Kbps about 1.3 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB) Download Speed is:: 163 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (main) Test Time:: Sat Apr 23 21:15:33 EDT 2005 Bottom Line:: 24X faster than 56K 1MB download in 6.28 sec
  8. I don't know why it was so slow like that last night.. Finally it seemed to pick back up on its own. This was a test this morning. I tried that sat monitor program I found on another thread.. Its pretty cool. Check it out.. Just found this, have you guys seen it? Downloaded it and it's pretty freakin cool. http://netfranklin.com/ :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 946 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB) Download Speed is:: 115 kB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Test Time:: Sun Apr 17 10:11:14 EDT 2005 Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1
  9. How's this for speed.. Anybody else got this problem tonight??? :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 48 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 97 kB) Download Speed is:: 6 kB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Test Time:: Sat Apr 16 20:54:30 EDT 2005 Bottom Line:: 1X faster than 56K 1MB download in 170.67 sec Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 6.15 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-UA9QFVYBX
  10. Hello again fellow direcway persuers... I thought I would be a nice guy and zip up a few useful files for ya all. In the zip is the Speed guide Optimizer and the Direcway reset program (instead of unplugging, this seems to do the trick). I had problems a couple nights ago - my speed wuz like 170 Kbps and images weren't makin it thru and my whole system wuz actin nuts.. Fumbled around for 2 hours with no progress - finally I unplugged the damm thing and plugged her back in and back in biz. The reset program is pretty cool since ya might need a reset once in a while.. Enjoy!! :::.. Downloa
  11. Hi and thanks for the input on the DW4000. I suppose I can live with the DW6000's slower download speed - after all I'd have to pull teeth to get them to re-activate a DW4000 if I went on ebay and got one.. I've checked out Ebay - and yeah the DW4000's are up for sale - quite cheap I might add. People upgrading to the DW6000 are selling them - unaware the down speed is quite significantly slower. Had I known this before I ordered the DW6000 I probably would of got another used DW4000... Oh well - In my opinion Satellite internet is going to be a short lived avenue. Its just got to much workin
  12. HI everyone! Its nice to see a community of DirecWay user's exchanging info for us puter junkies livin in the sticks with no options other than a big fat pipe from the sky.. Here's my story - I was with the DW4000 for about 14 months and the transmitter died, so I took the big plunge and got the DW6000. I've had it for about a week now getting about 950 Kb's a second download. Thing is - I was getting 1600 with my old DW4000 after tweakin it. I've done all the makin sure IE is set right and I ran the Optimizer. Still nothin better that 950.. Well I'm hopin since I just singed my name to 15 mon
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