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The Reverend

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Maybe you guys can help me here. I have a DW 4000 and am only able to get to certain sites. I cant get to my Banking accounts and sometimes not even my  hotmail or yahoo.

I am looking at a 93 signal aimed at SATmex 5 and am in Cancun.

I have an DW 6000 that was bought on Ebay and need to get it going here any solutions? I can aim them and set the Xpol with know problem

many thanks for the tweaking lessons will apply them as my signal dio just drop to a 73

Please email me  as I am sure we are not supposed to use our email addresses directly



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Hey newbie Direcway install here.

How do I find out 'signal strength'?

Download Speed is:: 136 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Tue Feb 7 19:08:00 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 20X faster than 56K 1MB download in 7.53 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 23.34 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-2TWVBNUYL

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

Connection is:: 158 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 19 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Tue Feb 7 19:08:30 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 53.89 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 102.56 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Ping statistics for

    Packets: Sent = 13, Received = 13, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 710ms, Maximum = 938ms, Average = 839ms

Cheers and TIA


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Duh. never thought to hit the modem direct (using a DLink router reconfigured to BTW).

How is signal strength of 77? Overcast evening here near JAX.

What are awesome, good, bad and ugly strengths?

Thanks a lot.

Awesome would be in the 80-90's (you won't see this unless you have at least a .92 meter dish probably), good would be from about 60's-70's, and bad would be from about 40's-50's, and ugly would be anywhere in the 30's.

Right now I'm getting a 45 (I'm thinking there's a tree in the way).

BTW, you can't get a signal under 30.

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