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My isolation for my direcway dish stays between 62 and 68, is this normal or should it be higher? My signal strength stays between 70 and 75, is this normal or should it be better? Also, is IA8 the number of a satellite? I ask this because I know G11 is one. I got the IA8 on the e-mail that I received from hughesnet after placing the order for the HN7000s modem yesterday. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

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My sig strength is 57 right now and normal for mine. Someday I will get that repointed. It could be as high as 90+. But speeds should be the same pretty much.

Yes that (IA8 is your satelite, transponder).  :D

I could not find any isolation info, you might  clue me in on that one.  ;)

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The only sat that is DVBS-2 compatible is IA6.  But they all will eventually.  Then again, in a couple of years, it won't matter when SpaceWay 3 goes up.

As far as signal strength is concerned, you must remember it's a digital signal.  So the strength doesn't necessarily mean it will effect performance.  The higher, the better rain fade you will have.

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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.

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It's different because most of us who aren't living within reach of cable or dsl can't afford 2000+ worth of crap just to have broadband at home.  And if we could, we wouldn't be using Hughes, we'd be using something on IDirect.

The 2 real problems with Hughes are over subscriptions, and a few subpar installers, who frankly just don't give a crap.  And right now, speeds with Hughes are worse than ever during peak hours, with a lot of people getting dialup speeds during peak hours. 

That's what I get for thinking Hughes would improve after finally breaking away from DirecTV.....

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Rub it in will you....

<3 my OC-12 Connection at work

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

Download Connection is:: 33732 Kbps about 33.73 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 4118 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/09/20 - 9:32am

Bottom Line:: 588X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.25 sec

Tested from a 12160 kB file and took 2.953 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 65.87 % faster than the average for host (ecu.edu)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-64RHU3VDZ

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.1) [!]

CP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.3.4c

click START to begin

Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Done

running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 94.81Mb/s

running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 95.02Mb/s

The slowest link in the end-to-end path is a 100 Mbps Half duplex Fast Ethernet subnet

Information: Other network traffic is congesting the link

click START to re-test

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sixkidsrob, a lot of us do get DSL speeds at night. But only at night. When the bandwidth is free'd up.

Buying all that crap will only help if they do not oversell so much.

So back to square one. Satelite sucks.

And you guys with those astounding speeds suck.  :tongue2:

Didn't your momma teach you to share?  :occasion14:

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Hey Im on Hughes at night :-(

Tommie, you must be on a freak transponder, because almost everyone else has slow downloads at night, and great during the day.  Unless you are on a mostly business transponder.  In that case, your peak hours would be during the day.

I was on 1310 when I was on the DW6000 too, and I think I remember it being that way then....

Pity I couldn't get back on that one....:-(

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My speeds for this time of day.

Test (1)

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

Download Connection is:: 267 Kbps about 0.27 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 33 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/09/20 - 5:04pm

Bottom Line:: 5X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 31.03 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 91.687 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 25.77 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-RKYIZLJOB

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Media Center PC 4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

Test (2)

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

Download Connection is:: 263 Kbps about 0.26 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 32 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/09/20 - 5:08pm

Bottom Line:: 5X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 32 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 93.25 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 25.39 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-4WRBPIYGC

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Media Center PC 4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

Now after midnite I will be able to pull 1800+ probably.  :D

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Same here!!

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

Download Connection is:: 398 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 49 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/09/20 - 5:54pm

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

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 61.645 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 38.42 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-MABNEF3Y5

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Media Center PC 4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.1) [!]

If I were still on 1370, I would be getting less than 100kbps.....:-(

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