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Well 15 more months,Upgraded to hn7000s today

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Hi all. Well first off, I live out in the sticks. All I can acquire is satellite or dial-up. Been on dailup for way too long, just about drove me insane. So, I have a brainstorm.

Let's go DIRECWAY! Started out with home pro-plan .74 dish 1-watt & DW7000. Just couldn't wait for the day of the installation to be completed, so I could go get online at a great speed! Istallation took about an hour. The installer was not knowledgeable about any kind of systems. I have a signal strength of 50 to 55 normally. It jumps around from time to time. There are many times when it is slower than dial-up, yet at other times it is faster! I also have 3 computers that are networked together. I have called tech support so many times, and still do not understand what was said to me, mainly because of the language barrier. Tonight, I downloaded 1.08Mb & an upload of 24K. Sounds like dial-up. Okay, well I've had it, I took the plunge today & upgraded to the HN7000S. We went with the home pro-PLUS plan, $49 more & $10 more extra a month. I must be losing my mind. Not including, the extra 15 month contract that I had to sign. As in the beginning, no options. It's better than dial-up sometimes. My new HN7000S should be here in a couple of weeks. I just can't wait to do the installation myself & see how my speeds are then! I'll let everyone know about the new speeds after all is done!  :? 

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Welcome to the forum WFR-Fred   :wave:

Hate to say this, but ghostmaster is absolutely right. Nothing will change on speeds.

Are you grounded properly?

Is your dish mounted solid?

Have you got a clear sight south without trees?

Don't go through with the install, it is not necessary. Don't do it. You just call and change your mind. Save yourself some $$ and agravation. And the longer contract.

:D

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Post a speed test then and we will start there.

http://www.testmy.net/dl-2992

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

Download Connection is:: 1774 Kbps about 1.77 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 217 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2006/09/23 - 6:37am

Bottom Line:: 31X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 4.72 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 13.812 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 70.74 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

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

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) [!]

http://www.testmy.net/ul-579

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

Upload Connection is:: 47 Kbps about 0.05 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 6 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2006/09/23 - 6:40am

Bottom Line:: 1X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 170.67 sec

Tested from a 579 kB file and took 100.93536 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 46.08 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-HT1CNXDM6

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) [!]

Which is pretty good for me, but you should be past 100 kbps on your U/L.

Now for proper grounding are you any good at electrical? If not have them send out someone else to finish his damned job.

In the mean time have you tried restarting your modem? Try unhooking the cable from your modem and touching the end of the cable (to take out the static electricity ) for 10 seconds. Defrag your hard drive and do a disk cleanup also.

Then we will go from there.  :D

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I'm ok with AC & DC electrical wiring.  I have restarted my modem many times.  I have also defrag hard drive, run dish cleanup daily, emtpied %temp% files daily.  No viruses or adware.  I have not tried discharging the static elec. from cable, but I will.  My dish is attached to a 2 3/8 steel pole that I concreted 3 feet in the ground myself.  The installer arrived & attached the dish to the pole & ran all cables to house.  I could do the grounding myself if i knew the correct procedures.  Would I be grounding to the steel pole or do I need to use copper grounding rod 6 to 8 feet in the ground?

All & any help will be appreciated.

Thanks

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

Download Connection is:: 1069 Kbps about 1.07 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 130 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2006/09/23 - 5:12pm

Bottom Line:: 19X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 7.88 sec

Tested from a 1013 kB file and took 7.765 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Looks Great : 2.89 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-RPAQG72JC

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

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

Upload Connection is:: 170 Kbps about 0.17 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 21 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2006/09/23 - 5:30pm

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 48.76 sec

Tested from a 386 kB file and took 18.63072 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 66.67 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-LTO3JV0WH

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR

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I'm ok with AC & DC electrical wiring. Would I be grounding to the steel pole or do I need to use copper grounding rod 6 to 8 feet in the ground?

If your house is properly grounded all you need to do is groung to the same ground as the house. The water line, or the ground rod that is already there. Or just to the breaker box. Any ground will do. I will just expain how mine is grounded. That should help. There is a 4 way splitter attached to the end of my cables which is also a grounding block of sorts.

Finally found a pic (below) Run ground from block to ground on one end. And on the other end maybe someone else can chime in as it is dark to be going outside right now. If it is still up in the air tomorrow, I will go out and see if I can see what else it is connected to.

For now.  :)

Also the cables run from my modem straight up to this directly above my desk in the basement office.  ;)

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this is what I get

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

Download Connection is:: 1098 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 134 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2006/12/07 - 1:37am

Bottom Line:: 19X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 7.64 sec

Tested from a 1013 kB file and took 7.563 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Looks Great : 8.28 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-57O2XPWAT

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

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

Upload Connection is:: 30 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 4 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2006/12/07 - 1:43am

Bottom Line:: 1X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 256 sec

Tested from a 97 kB file and took 26.625 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 30.3 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-0YRV41LWM

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

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

Upload Connection is:: 124 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 15 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2006/12/07 - 7:14am

Bottom Line:: 2X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 68.27 sec

Tested from a 579 kB file and took 38.266 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 25.25 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-CQDSZPNEG

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

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

Download Connection is:: 1236 Kbps about 1.2 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 151 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2006/12/07 - 7:15am

Bottom Line:: 22X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 6.78 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 19.829 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 21.89 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-L6SITPC2N

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

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