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:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 654 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 80 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jan 2 17:56:24 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 12X faster than 56K 1MB download in 12.8 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 71.16 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-JVUGPQ5T3

Dropped from a steady 1Mbps to 1.1 Mbps to this.  We've been having some fairly gusty winds.  Around 30MPH so this may have something to do with it.  I'm just hoping the wind didn't knock the dish out of alignment again.  :angry2:

My installer used a 12 foot 4x6 to mount the dish.  He said he put it in concrete down 3 feet.  About a week after install we had some really bad weather, tornadoes all around us, and the winds here on our land hit about 50MPH.  He had to come out and re-align the dish.

What are some better, and not too extremely expensive, alternatives for mounting the dish?

Thanks.

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You could put some guide wires up on three or four corners of the pole. Why did the installer use lumber? Metal pole is the best, because wood is more likely to warp over time and of course throw your dish off.

If that 4x6 is 12' long, and it is in the ground 3', that means you've got 9' feet above ground, with that big dish, it is going to move. The bottom of the dish has to be at least 6' above ground, so therefore you could shorten your pole by about 3', which could make it a little better. Other than that, I'd get a 7 1/2' x 2 3/8" pipe bury it 2' and use concrete and if you have to have him come back have him put the dish on that pole, instead of the other one.

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I lived in North Texas right smack in Tornado Alley for years and I had many dish's. I find the best way to mount the dish is using a house bracket and directly on the side of your house. This way the house can break some wind and you dont get the whole mount wobbling in the wind. If that is not a possibility try a round metal post buried in concrete. Try to keep the pole as short as possible. :D

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I lived in North Texas right smack in Tornado Alley for years and I had many dish's. I find the best way to mount the dish is using a house bracket and directly on the side of your house. This way the house can break some wind and you dont get the whole mount wobbling in the wind. If that is not a possibility try a round metal post buried in concrete. Try to keep the pole as short as possible. :D

You can't mount Direcway dishes on the side of houses, they're too heavy.

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:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 654 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 80 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jan 2 17:56:24 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 12X faster than 56K 1MB download in 12.8 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 71.16 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-JVUGPQ5T3

That's not as bad of speeds as some are getting. Remember that satellite signal doesn't hurt speed.

BTW, what's your signal now? Has it dropped?

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Can someone explain this to me...

I'm getting fairly good upload speeds but horrid downloads...

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 399 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 49 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Tue Jan 3 19:49:21 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB download in 20.9 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 43.56 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-WETKQP4V6

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 165 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 20 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Tue Jan 3 19:50:25 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 51.2 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 129.17 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-KS94TI28A

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You can't mount DirecWay dishes on the side of houses, they're too heavy.

Well thats funny I mounted mine on the side of my house with a bracket... HUmmmm, you distorte my perception of reality.

http://www.klecs.com/dway/install.htm Scroll down a little to INCLUDED with standard installation. Sounds like some people do. :)

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Well thats funny I mounted mine on the side of my house with a bracket... HUmmmm, you distorte my perception of reality.

You put your direcway or dirctv dish on the side of the house? I've never seen a Direcway dish on the side of the roof. I'm pretty sure direcway only allow you put it on your roof or on a pole, at least that's the new rule.

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Nope I am positive I had it on the side of my house. Not saying its not a new rule but I know I did, it was right next to my dtv dish. :evil6: Anyway I searched a little and alot of place still advertise mounting on the side of the house. Dont guess it matters, if the author of this thread wants to try he can call around. :D

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Can someone explain this to me...

I'm getting fairly good upload speeds but horrid downloads...

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 399 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 49 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Tue Jan 3 19:49:21 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB download in 20.9 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 43.56 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-WETKQP4V6

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 165 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 20 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Tue Jan 3 19:50:25 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 51.2 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 129.17 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-KS94TI28A

Sure can ....just spoke again with upper level, they have no resolution for the problem and have no idea when and or if they will get it fixed! What a frek'n joke this is getting to be. I have been waiting for the evening speed drops to be fixed since 12/01/05. I put a bid in tonight for 65,000 cash to offer the solution to solve the mystery. Provide more BW , they are simply oversold on some transponders....works fine during off peak hours. Don't look for a solution no time soon! 

You have heard the saying  #'it or get off the pot? My prediction is Dway will soon offer to buy WB or be bought by WB. Something will soon give.

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Nope I am positive I had it on the side of my house. Not saying its not a new rule but I know I did, it was right next to my dtv dish. :evil6: Anyway I searched a little and alot of place still advertise mounting on the side of the house. Dont guess it matters, if the author of this thread wants to try he can call around. :D

I've heard of a number of installers only offering to install it on the roof or on a pole. It must depend on what the installer wants to do.

Did you used to have the 4000?

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I've heard of a number of installers only offering to install it on the roof or on a pole. It must depend on what the installer wants to do.

Did you used to have the 4000?

:haha: I have no stinking clue, this was back in 98 (round there) and I smoked more pot then than I do now. :haha:

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I thought I would put in my 2 cents worth.I have a friend that has an 8 ft diameter older Television receiving dish.It is mounted to a 12 foot X  6 inch diameter steel pole the pole is anchored or braced to the corner of his house & the dish is at roof level.I live in the Texas Panhandle & this dish has experienced 70 to 80 MPH winds & has been mounted this way about 12 years without problems.

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Seems like wild blue sats are only about 18" across, another advantage?

Also, WildBlue is excited to announce the launch of our second, more powerful, satellite estimated for 3rd quarter this year! Please check back with us for updates,

Thank You,

WildBlue Support

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The evening slowdowns are not the result of oversold transponders, but rather a problem at the gateways, or firmware issues.  DWAY's peak usage hours are during business hours, around 8:00am to 6:00pm.  That's when the big data movers on online.  My speeds are going down now at night, and i'm on the new transponder.  Dway needs to get their butt in gear and fix this crap.

Also, don't expect either company to buy the other one out any time soon.  Neither company has the cash to do that.

The real advantage of WB's setup isn't really the dish, but the fact that the transmitter will increase power to 2Watts when it needs to punch  through bad weather!  Also, check out Wildblue.com.  They have already changed the FAP policy again this year, effective March 1st.  Those numbers seem to keep dropping!  WB customers are starting to get pissed too. 

http://www.wildblue.com/legal/fair_030106.jsp

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