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I know this is the Xplornet area, but I wasn't sure where to post this.  I have just recieved my Netkaster system and I am waiting on the installers to put it in.  Just wondering if there are any others out there running this system yet?

I am located in northern BC.

It appears to be the same equipment as my friends Xplornet system.  Even in the instructions there is mention of Wildblue.  The dish assembly is a Raven setup.

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I actually didn't get the Xplornet system, I got the Netkaster system which is basically exactly the same.  Just looking for others with experience with this system.

Also try here:::::>>>>            http://www.dslreports.com/forum/wildblue             

It's still Telesat AnikF2. which is Wildblue/Xplornet.

A Canadian Bird.

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Just got it installed today.  Seems to be working good so far.  Its no high speed, but its much better than the dial up I just came from!!    :lol:

And one thing I have noticed already is that LimeWire seems to work good.  I thought I read somewhere that Xplornet doesn't allow the use of P2P.  Netkaster seems to be ok with it I guess. :cool:

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Just got it installed today.  Seems to be working good so far.  Its no high speed, but its much better than the dial up I just came from!!    :lol:

And one thing I have noticed already is that LimeWire seems to work good.  I thought I read somewhere that Xplornet doesn't allow the use of P2P.  Netkaster seems to be ok with it I guess. :cool:

Xplornet "allows" p2p as far as they don't actively block it. Honestly, Xplornet is just a reseller, so they don't have much control over the network itself. I imagine the same for NetKaster, but if p2p traffic becomes a problem, I would expect them to throlttle you.

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Xplornet "allows" p2p as far as they don't actively block it. Honestly, Xplornet is just a reseller, so they don't have much control over the network itself. I imagine the same for NetKaster, but if p2p traffic becomes a problem, I would expect them to throlttle you.

well they dont block p2p traffic, but thru their "fair access policy" or somethin, they have the right to slow ur internet (i.e. ull never get ur advertised speed lol) they dont block p2p, limewire works great, unless you have a business package or a static ip tho, they have a proxy so torrents barely work n u cant host on most games n stuff

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Yes, they will slow you down, that's a fact! They did it to me and the customer assistant told me when they had me FAP'd and for how long .  25% slow down, if your good for an hour, they'll boost you back up, if not they cut you another 25% and so on until your at a crawl.

what id like to kno, is how much befored they throttle the bandwidth ... a lvl 2 tech is supposed to phone me in ... umm 39 minutes ago ... so ill ask him *if* they ever phone

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what id like to kno, is how much befored they throttle the bandwidth ... a lvl 2 tech is supposed to phone me in ... umm 39 minutes ago ... so ill ask him *if* they ever phone

I asked that question to the lady on the phone, she said she can't really tell me! I don't know if it was a case that she didn't actually know(which the way she sounded led me to believe that), or she is not at liberty to tell a customer.

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I asked that question to the lady on the phone, she said she can't really tell me! I don't know if it was a case that she didn't actually know(which the way she sounded led me to believe that), or she is not at liberty to tell a customer.

well after readin all the problems with comcast not revealing their limits, i wouldnt doubt that they wouldnt tell you anyways ... so once my lvl 2 tech person phones bak ... 4 n half hours ago ... grr i hate this company

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I asked that question to the lady on the phone, she said she can't really tell me! I don't know if it was a case that she didn't actually know(which the way she sounded led me to believe that), or she is not at liberty to tell a customer.

Telesat doesn't advertise their FAP specifics.. they don't even give them to their resellers. Trust me, it's a pain in the arse.

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ok...l have news for all of us internet satellite users.  We are being scamed.  I talked to one of the ticked off employees of netkaster  :evil6: and was told that all satellite providers for the internet have been maxed out since last spring.  You know that "fair access policy", well the fact of the matter is this.  We are all runing off a satellite and a satellite can only handle so many users.  Duh... :uglystupid2: .well before these companies even got started they knew they had a problem called band width right from the get go.  So this is how they handle it.  They sell you a three year contract, now you are locked in, because in three years there turnover rate will have changed, why, because so many of you will git ticked off and give up their contract to some other dube.  :2funny:  The scam is that fair access policy, if you do anything else except read your email or surf the net your time is automatically cut down wheather you know it or not.  They tell you it is to discourage all those online video's and game hackers.  Yup in four hours, your bandwidth can be back to normal.  It's all automated ya know.  They have to do this to accomodate the new subscribers and it's getting out of hand.  So if you ever wonder why your system really slows down, it's because the system is overloaded.  If you don't believe me try surfing at two am in the morning and you will not have any problems, this is what the tech told me as no one is on the system anyway.  Once I asked if he could check as to why my time was cut down and his reply was that I looked at some videos, been to a certain website and how long, etc, he went on to tell me where I was on the internet, so don't believe that crap about ...ohhh we don't see what you're doing.  Hey I used to be a webmaster and I had caller ID on my front webpage and I knew your email address, where you were from, how long and what pages you looked at.  Wake up, your life is not private on the net and I did this back in 1998, just think how much more advanced it is now.  If all you do is check your email and do very little surfing it's best to go back to dial up or wait till new technology arrives for satellite.  I have made major complaints to the authorities and they don't give a sh_t.    :evil2:

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Alrighty, so i'm going to bring this dead thread alive, just because of the importance of what has been said...

Ya it's been a while, Telesat has been full for a long time now, like a year. Netkaster technically isn't allowed to sell any more systems, neither is Xplornet unless you live waaaaaaaaaaay north. The new Hughes KA system doesn't go as far north as the AnikF2 satellite does, so they still allow unites to be activated under it.

Just a little update for those who would see the previous posters ... uhm ... angry words?

I'll enlighten you on what the FAP (Fair Access Policy) is:

A satellite is allowed X amount of bandwidth.

Each lease is allotted Y amount of X bandwidth, and is not divided equally as far as (100 users get 10 megabytes per hour) for example.

So as the lease's bandwidth of Y reaches close to their part of the total X bandwidth, the servers have to decide to cut back some people so there's enough left over for the rest. That's where people start getting pissed off. If you are downloading an important instructional video from a website on how to setup your new projector for tomorrows lecture, and your speeds drop to like 1kbps, you are angry because you were doing something important.

Other people could be doing something more important, but some r-tard decided that his porn or music download was more important at 2am. His 300Kb/s download pushed the entire ISP over the edge for the allotted bandwidth, and therefore, with your added 200KB/s or whatever instructional video usage, you are close to that guys usage, and got cut back just like him.

Now... imagine what happens as you add more and more people to the satellite feed, so that the 1000MB/s gets cut down equally amongst 4000 or 7000 customers, donwloading at 40KB/s. How long do you think it takes before the system says ... omg, i'm full :D

That is why KA-Hughes net is around today, and why some other satellite will be around tomorrow. Maybe we'll all have lazer beams attached to our fricken headz.... and we'll speak binary as a common language... *shrug*...

TL;DR: Ya they screwed up and let it slide for too long, but now there's newer systems to use so go use them and don't dwell on the horrid. Upgrade if you're not happy... you'll thank everyone later.

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