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  1. Ok folks

    Satellite providers have names that relate to their fleet.

    Signal strength is digital and will vary in relationship to the footprint and size of the dish.

    Hughes sells a .74 and most link-budgets call for .98 + ,

    You also must consider the size (wattage) of the transmitter.

    For the most part if you want a system that performs near cable or dsl, you need a 1.2 Meter dish with a 2+ watt BUC.

    What your equipment needs to do is 'close the carrier' - hughes has small carriers because their transmitters (BUCs) are too small. Add in over-subscription rates that are ridiculous, and you have upload speeds that stink.

    The satellite is about 30K miles away. The size of the dish, the size of the BUC, the type of cable, the type of connectors, the type of mount, the modem, and last... the network all play a part in your connection!

    Most providers wildlue, hughes, starband all suck you in with price. With a cheap price often comes higher costs and poor performance.

    Check this link out. http://internet-satellite.org/is/index.html

    You need to spend some cash to get stuff that works - but how is that different from anything else.

  2. This is a typical problem. Upstream is a very precious to the ISP (WB). You what WB has done is tham old thing as DWay has done. They have over subscribed the bandwidth to a point that the upstream is not better than dialup.

    You were drawn in by the cheap price. The reason it was so cheap is they have lost about $800 or more on installing your equipment. This kills the businsess model because it forces them to make up their dollars with over subscription. A crowded stream kills the upload!

    As for as interference WB is KA band and your DSS is KU - that is not the issue. It's contention CRI Contention Rate Index.

    Read up at www.internet-satellite.net

    or you can email me [email protected]

  3. I have a different satellite system - FAP.

    I don't have to worry about using it too much. I been up for 11 months and my speeds are as good today as the day I started. I get around 230kbps up and consistant 1.4mbps down. I downloaded a 220 meg file today during business hours - no big deal.

    The thing hear is dway, starband & WB all subsidize the price of the equipment lock you into a contract and than load up the streams so the make some money. Oh.. I forgot to mention I didn't sign a contract either.

    The installation was just perfect, I have five machines in my home/ home office and I couln't be more pleased!

    We all got 100 meg IMAP accounts - no ads with virus and spam protection.

    The difference here is spent a few bucks but it was worth it. I need the internet and dway sucks - starband is worse and I could see WB being another dway all over again.

    You get what you pay for in this world in most cases.

    You can call these guys @ 866.220.7676

  4. I am a certified dway installer. Non the less I despise dway! They use terms like "up to" and "blazing fast". Truth being I gave up on selling dways last year because no matter what you do for the customer the service stinks. As for the 7000, I did a mobil install for Ground Control which their mobile can use a dway, and the stats still were terrible. 31kbps up! It was pointed to IA8 - it's not the the satellite it's the network.

    Everyone on this forum looks at upstreams and downstreams, but a the most critical factor is the CRI Contention Rate Index. It's all shared bandwidth: DSL, cable and satellite. How many other users are sharing the streams with you is the real question.

    Here is the rub. Dway subsidizes the price of the equipment, they take about $700 to $800 loss on the equipment every time they light up a customer. So they break the "law of economics" now they have to break the "law of phisics" by increasing the CRI to an level that is far beyond the normal CRI for well performing system.

    If you want a system to perform like a DSL or cable modem you have to put the right piece of equipment on the ground and manage the network correctly.

    You can write me [email protected] if you want some straight answers.

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    Connection is:: 1490 Kbps about 1.5 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

    Download Speed is:: 182 kB/s

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    Test Time:: Sat Oct 29 09:45:31 CDT 2005

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    Test Time:: Sat Oct 29 09:46:25 CDT 2005

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