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Help 1st Timer! Direcway Slower Then Dial UP??


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I must agree with jim2006. Your speed looks just fine. Browsing for me is slow tonight as well. Slower that I have seen in recent weeks. Do you have your proxy and port settings correct? It should be port 87. Just a basic setting for the consumer edition.

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

Connection is:: 832 Kbps about 0.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 102 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Tue Feb 1 19:59:34 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 15X faster than 56K 1MB download in 10.04 sec

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-N9OGQZV4T

not too bad  .... this test during a monsoon  been raining all day........bout 930 was the best for me...I'm still messing with the settings so hopefully it wil get better!

the phreek

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If your using a secure site page loading will be very slow.(Never seen this advertised either before purchased) Download speeds are great for downloading large files etc... for general web browsing the upload speed seems to play a big part in how snappy the connection seems. When my upload drops ( most often it takes 10mins or more to send a 350Kb picture), thats when the wait between pages extends, upload goes up the waiting between much quicker. Now if you set your alarm and wake about 3am all works much better...that tells me the problem is on there end not mine.The bandwidth is all hogged up during peak hours and every day more customers are added.The home users must get the leftover from commercial accounts?

Previously I was on a capped cable connection of 128Kbps.....so the direcway tremendously improved large file downloads, but for general web browsing or sending digital pic etc.... no. And as many say during busy times I would take a gamble to say a good dial up connection (28.8) would  be faster for uploading and web browsing. Even though you might be able to download a file in a few secs...you still will most often wait for several seconds in between pages before you see anything happen? I guess it depends on what you do online....for me general web browsing is 85% of my use. My opinion is the upload speed needs to improve to keep customers happy.

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Greetings: Found this site via "Advanced Support" courtesy of Direcway last night, at least now I can stop crying and "get real" with my new Direcway DW6000connect.Have had installed for 2.5 weels,lost my desktop (fatal-error crash,can only boot to a DOS prompt...) in the "installation muck"(their "tech" who installed was a joke...)seldom-used notebook crashed, (I recovered thanks to a paid call to Microsoft help!) and my Mac is running like a top! Shhhh...I have spent too many hours of my time on this stuff as well.I live on a rural ranch in So Texas and was "used to" slow dialup,spent a bunch of money having this put in,have a "custom bracket mount" and dual-hardwire setup for the dish,wireless Ethernet for notebook ,(the units are NOT networked...God help me!)etc etc....it still sucks,as well-noted above! Last night was my third-call to an "Advanced Tech" who was "helpful" but tried to "blame" everything and everyone else for 571 down speed 0-2 up speed on Windows XP!!! I was more than PO'D...he finally "admitted" that perhaps the satellites I was "on" was having "issues" after a 45 min. conversation during which we changed the registry settings in XP,installed and "ran" the "I'm not supposed to tell you about "TCOP Optimizer,and tried everything in the book!THEN he said to me,and I quote:"Well...let's give it a couple of days and see if they get the "dish issue" resolved:if I take this upsatirs(?)the engineers will say that as long as she's got good numbers on her Mac (OSX Jaguar,789up 58down) ie,and one out of three systems running,what's the big deal???"Then he suggested I "call back in a couple of days":can you say "brick wall? I thought I was hearing things...2.5 weeks ago,I had three nice machines(2 Dell units and an iMac)running at peak even on a crap dialup w/Earthlink...now I have a Dell-doorstop,a Dell notebook that has crashed ,been recovered but is running like a POS,and admittedly,my Mac,which was my INITIAL concern,is managing beautifully! I will stay posted to see what/if anything changes,this "Direcway Disaster" was my xmas gift from my guy,from what I've experienced,they are selling a system that they can't support! Best to all!

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LLLL-  Oh.  Well I will go back to those settings provided in your link.  I did the TCP Optimizer yesterday.  Did not know about the modem.  this is post the following upload tweak.

1.Click start run and type regedit

2.***before you change any settings save your registry***







4.Right Click on AFD and select New, and Key name the new Key Parameters

5.click on parameters

6.on the right side (default) will appear under default right click/ new/ dword value

7.name the dword value DefaultSendWindow and set the value too 18000 for windows XP or 17a00 for windows 2000

8.restart your comp.

If you don't like the settings delete perimeters and DefaultSendWindow. Or load your backed upped settings.

Also setting MTU discovery to true in Dr. TCP will help.

These tweaks doubled my upload from an GREAT 17KB to an Extreme 34KB LOL(They did the following to me)

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

Connection is:: 4 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 579 KB)

Upload Speed is:: 0 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Wed Feb 2 11:12:53 PST 2005

Bottom Line:: 0X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 0 sec

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-8RS61APWL

I will redo tcp optimizer

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Thanks Jlester for the info!!!!!

However, it has been beyond 30 days 4 me.  I'm going thru all the hoops they tell me to and then if they don't rectify issue, then I suppose I'll have to go the Legal Schmegal means.  Hmmmmmmmmmm...........

DWay is also aware that my signal strength has never been above 51.  They insist that has no bearing on my issues.

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

Connection is:: 994 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 1013 KB)

Download Speed is:: 121 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Wed Feb 2 21:13:30 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 18X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.46 sec

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-4T2HJI7EV

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

Connection is:: 61 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 97 KB)

Upload Speed is:: 7 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Wed Feb 2 21:15:24 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 1X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 146.29 sec

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-JEC3U2A9L

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Hi: Okay,I made sure my Dell Inspiron 8200 was all "prettied up" as clearly described in the "Read Before You Post".It is a seldom-used unit.I also did the descibed "tweak" which was given to be on my 3rd call to "Advanced Support" (Direcway) obviously they are getting their cues from this sitr,and then re-did to "The Rev's" numbers in another post:

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

Connection is:: 758 Kbps about 0.8 Mbps (tested with 579 KB)

Download Speed is:: 93 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Thu Feb 3 15:31:07 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 14X faster than 56K 1MB download in 11.01 sec

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-VED1QIC82

I have "O" upload. I have had this POS installed for 2.5 weeks and have spoken several times to "support".I'm coming from a rural Earthlink dialup but this is SURE not what I thought I was buying. My Mac however is doing MUCH better but I was told by "support" "Not to test on the Direcway site".Anything else I might try prior to screaming? Thanks so much,y'all rock!

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

Connection is:: 1565 Kbps about 1.6 Mbps (tested with 579 KB)

Download Speed is:: 191 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Thu Feb 3 17:54:13 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 28X faster than 56K 1MB download in 5.36 sec

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-EW1U36HIT

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

Connection is:: 12 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 97 KB)

Upload Speed is:: 1 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Thu Feb 3 18:01:57 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 0X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 1024 sec

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-YCEI4FVHQ

DW4000 good signal uploads suck ver  91 degrees west  is this it cant wait for cable

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