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Should I upgrade to the 7000 or the 9000 or stick with the 6000?

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Well, I am not holding out much hope for an answer as it appears this forum has died.  But, here goes.

I have the DW6000 modem and the Home plan for $62.99 per month and it works fine for my family's needs.  It has worked fine for us ever since we had an installer out about 2 years ago and we moved the dish off the roof onto a pole cemented in the ground, and re-ran the wires into the house.

My question today is: does anyone use the new 9000 modem?  I was on the Hughesnet web site today and found a news release from Aug 2008 describing the Elite Premium plan.

After talking with Hughesnet on the phone, I discovered the following:

  6000 modem:  Home or Pro plans

  7000 modem: Home, Pro, Pro Plus plans, plus a business option for these plans

  9000 modem: Elite, Elite Plus, and Elite Premium

I was told I could stay on the Home plan with the 9000 modem for the same $62.99 per month. It would cost me $199.99 for a new dish, new modem, and installation, plus a 24 month commitment.  I am not sure why I need them to install the stuff as I can unbolt and rebolt the dish, and it is marked ont he pole where everythign goes, and I can install the modem also.

I was also told I could get a HN7000s modem installed for $125 installed and use the same dish I currently have.

I was told the 6000 modem has download of 500 kbs and upload of 50 kbs.  I was told the 9000 has download of 1 mbs and 128kbs upload.  My test speeds from this site are below. 

Again, we have been satisfied with Hughesnet so far since we got the system moved and reinstalled.  It works whenever we want to use it.  Another factor in this is I am in Suriname, South America so my family is using the PC at home in Albuquerque.  We use Yahoo messenger and a Logitech webcam with a microphone to stay in touch, along with using cell phones.  We do not have the DSL option in Albuquerque, and for sure not here in this country.  We are nestled in the foothills above Albuquerque so I doubt EVDO is an option for us, especially with me gone and having my wife try to do something new with the PC.

What do you think? Should I upgrade to the 7000 or the 9000 or stick with the 6000?

Date & Time of Test                                  Type    Test Size  Test Score               

Thu Feb 07 2008 @ 11:11:00 pm UP 2992 kB 192 kbps (23 kB/s)

Thu Feb 07 2008 @ 11:07:13 pm UP 386 kB 176 kbps (21 kB/s)

Sat Oct 13 2007 @ 6:14:33 pm UP 386 kB 159 kbps (19 kB/s)

Sat Oct 13 2007 @ 6:12:48 pm DN 1013 kB 1061 kbps (130 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 5:42:52 pm UP 2992 kB 211 kbps (26 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 5:39:51 pm DN 2992 kB 1261 kbps (154 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 5:38:10 pm DN 2992 kB 1368 kbps (167 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 4:40:49 pm UP 2992 kB 167 kbps (20 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 4:37:15 pm UP 386 kB 105 kbps (13 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 4:35:49 pm DN 2992 kB 1190 kbps (145 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 4:34:20 pm DN 2992 kB 1265 kbps (154 kB/s)

Tue Nov 22 2005 @ 5:42:55 pm DN 386 kB 427 kbps (52 kB/s)

Wed Oct 12 2005 @ 3:40:22 pm DN 748 kB 1054 kbps (129 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 6:17:51 pm DN 748 kB 817 kbps (100 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:35:53 pm DN 2992 kB 990 kbps (121 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:35:07 pm                 DN 1013 kB 982 kbps (120 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:39:43 am                 DN 1013 kB 959 kbps (117 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:39:06 am DN 1496 kB 874 kbps (107 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:27:58 am DN 748 kB 901 kbps (110 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:20:32 am                 UP 97 kB 31 kbps (4 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:19:04 am                 DN 1013 kB 970 kbps (118 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:18:43 am                 DN 2992 kB 995 kbps (121 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:18:03 am                 DN 1013 kB 971 kbps (119 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:48:12 pm UP 2992 kB 48 kbps (6 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:38:24 pm UP 1496 kB 119 kbps (15 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:36:11 pm UP 579 kB 114 kbps (14 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:35:06 pm UP 97 kB 87 kbps (11 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:33:39 pm DN 2992 kB 996 kbps (122 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:33:06 pm DN 1496 kB 1000 kbps (122 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:32:45 pm DN 1013 kB 1016 kbps (124 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:32:28 pm DN 579 kB 1009 kbps (123 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:32:05 pm DN 1013 kB 1010 kbps (123 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:40:09 pm                 UP 2992 kB 35 kbps (4 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:26:24 pm                 UP 1496 kB 104 kbps (13 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:23:46 pm                 UP 1013 kB 98 kbps (12 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:21:32 pm                   UP 579 kB 34 kbps (4 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:18:29 pm                  UP 97 kB 37 kbps (5 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:16:13 pm                 DN 1496 kB 370 kbps (45 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:15:13 pm                 DN 1013 kB 270 kbps (33 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:14:16 pm                 DN 579 kB 345 kbps (42 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:13:26 pm                  DN 386 kB 281 kbps (34 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:12:15 pm                   DN 2992 kB 250 kbps (31 kB/s)

Fri Mar 18 2005 @ 9:00:00 pm                   DN 2992 kB 946 kbps (115 kB/s)

Fri Mar 18 2005 @ 9:00:00 pm                   UP 97 kB 28 kbps (3 kB/s)

Wed Mar 16 2005 @ 9:00:00 pm                   DN 2992 kB 993 kbps (121 kB/s)

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Personally if you see a shot at something better do not upgrade and get another sentence type contract. I stuck with my 6000 and had those speeds too. I'd say stick it out for free on equipment. The 7000 if you can get one used would be ok as far as I know it will plug and play in its place and double the upload most times. I hate a contract when the good stuff finally lands.  :evil6:

Just depends if you see something better on the horizon mostly. DSL, cable, anything. For a while they were offering the 7000 upgrade over the 6000 for like $50, so another option might be to wait till they bring the price down to a bit more affordable. And you can get a 7000 on ebay or craigslist for fairly cheap. All you need that way is the modem.

Just a few thoughts.

And even though not many of us are still with hughesnet, like a bad war we are still hanging out, and helping our buds along the way.  :evil:

Wonder what ever happened to PHP? The  member.

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Personally I would never commit to another contract with Hughesnet, I intend to pay them no more then I am now.

I kinda figure, if I did upgrade, DSL or Cable would come the next day! You know how it goes.

In the long run, if that is something you want to do, pay more for a little more speed, then good luck to you, me, I am never going to upgrade, I can't wait to put it out of my window when other options come knocking.

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I'm sticking with the DW6000 for now.  Your historical speeds don't look too bad.  Any more recent tests to post?

It it wasn't for EVDO internet I'd still be on my 6000. I had decent speeds really.  :wink: Why pay them more till you have to. Its expensive enough as it is.

So no other options in your area andrews?

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I'm on a NEW install using the HN9000 modem on Spaceway 3.

My signal strength usually stays around 170-180, and my downloads are pretty consistent within 1.5mbps.

PEAK TIME doesn't seem to affect me (YET).

So far, I'm pretty happy with no complaints.

If you had the 6000 or 7000, you may or may not could upgrade to the 9000 as it points to a totally different satellite and perhaps line of

sight was an issue previously???

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PEAK TIME doesn't seem to affect me (YET).

So far, I'm pretty happy with no complaints.

Yet being the word for the day, it was like that back in the day when I first got Direcway! then day after day they loaded more and more people on the same transponder as mine.......

As I said above, if I did commit to a new contract I would still be there, and 3 months after this post DSL came to my house! I know I would have kicked myself.

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Yet being the word for the day, it was like that back in the day when I first got Direcway! then day after day they loaded more and more people on the same transponder as mine.......

As I said above, if I did commit to a new contract I would still be there, and 3 months after this post DSL came to my house! I know I would have kicked myself.

Ditto. Glad to be done with Dway. It never hurts to look deeper till a solution besides satelite shows up. I'd just be finishing up my second ball and chain contract too. Thank god I kept looking instead.  :smiley:

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You would have to get a NEW dish and NEW modem and NEW install BECAUSE the HN9000 systems point to

a totally different satellite. the modem is different, and the dish is more elliptical. The satellite Spaceway 3 is at 95W....

The 9000 Dish requires a more detailed antenna pointing, and can only be registered when a DAPT tool is attached

and antenna pointing is authenticated.

I was told I could stay on the Home plan with the 9000 modem for the same $62.99 per month. It would cost me $199.99 for a new dish, new modem, and installation, plus a 24 month commitment.  I am not sure why I need them to install the stuff as I can unbolt and rebolt the dish, and it is marked ont he pole where everythign goes, and I can install the modem also.

I was also told I could get a HN7000s modem installed for $125 installed and use the same dish I currently have.

I was told the 6000 modem has download of 500 kbs and upload of 50 kbs.  I was told the 9000 has download of 1 mbs and 128kbs upload.  My test speeds from this site are below. 

Again, we have been satisfied with Hughesnet so far since we got the system moved and reinstalled.  It works whenever we want to use it.  Another factor in this is I am in Suriname, South America so my family is using the PC at home in Albuquerque.  We use Yahoo messenger and a Logitech webcam with a microphone to stay in touch, along with using cell phones.  We do not have the DSL option in Albuquerque, and for sure not here in this country.  We are nestled in the foothills above Albuquerque so I doubt EVDO is an option for us, especially with me gone and having my wife try to do something new with the PC.

What do you think? Should I upgrade to the 7000 or the 9000 or stick with the 6000?

Date & Time of Test                                  Type    Test Size   Test Score               

Thu Feb 07 2008 @ 11:11:00 pm UP 2992 kB 192 Kbps (23 kB/s)

Thu Feb 07 2008 @ 11:07:13 pm UP 386 kB 176 Kbps (21 kB/s)

Sat Oct 13 2007 @ 6:14:33 pm UP 386 kB 159 Kbps (19 kB/s)

Sat Oct 13 2007 @ 6:12:48 pm DN 1013 kB 1061 Kbps (130 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 5:42:52 pm UP 2992 kB 211 Kbps (26 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 5:39:51 pm DN 2992 kB 1261 Kbps (154 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 5:38:10 pm DN 2992 kB 1368 Kbps (167 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 4:40:49 pm UP 2992 kB 167 Kbps (20 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 4:37:15 pm UP 386 kB 105 Kbps (13 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 4:35:49 pm DN 2992 kB 1190 Kbps (145 kB/s)

Thu Sep 14 2006 @ 4:34:20 pm DN 2992 kB 1265 Kbps (154 kB/s)

Tue Nov 22 2005 @ 5:42:55 pm DN 386 kB 427 Kbps (52 kB/s)

Wed Oct 12 2005 @ 3:40:22 pm DN 748 kB 1054 Kbps (129 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 6:17:51 pm DN 748 kB 817 Kbps (100 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:35:53 pm DN 2992 kB 990 Kbps (121 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:35:07 pm                 DN 1013 kB 982 Kbps (120 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:39:43 am                 DN 1013 kB 959 Kbps (117 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:39:06 am DN 1496 kB 874 Kbps (107 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:27:58 am DN 748 kB 901 Kbps (110 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:20:32 am                 UP 97 kB 31 Kbps (4 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:19:04 am                 DN 1013 kB 970 Kbps (118 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:18:43 am                 DN 2992 kB 995 Kbps (121 kB/s)

Fri Sep 30 2005 @ 5:18:03 am                 DN 1013 kB 971 Kbps (119 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:48:12 pm UP 2992 kB 48 Kbps (6 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:38:24 pm UP 1496 kB 119 Kbps (15 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:36:11 pm UP 579 kB 114 Kbps (14 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:35:06 pm UP 97 kB 87 Kbps (11 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:33:39 pm DN 2992 kB 996 Kbps (122 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:33:06 pm DN 1496 kB 1000 Kbps (122 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:32:45 pm DN 1013 kB 1016 Kbps (124 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:32:28 pm DN 579 kB 1009 Kbps (123 kB/s)

Wed May 11 2005 @ 7:32:05 pm DN 1013 kB 1010 Kbps (123 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:40:09 pm                  UP 2992 kB 35 Kbps (4 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:26:24 pm                  UP 1496 kB 104 Kbps (13 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:23:46 pm                  UP 1013 kB 98 Kbps (12 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:21:32 pm                   UP 579 kB 34 Kbps (4 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:18:29 pm                  UP 97 kB 37 Kbps (5 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:16:13 pm                  DN 1496 kB 370 Kbps (45 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:15:13 pm                  DN 1013 kB 270 Kbps (33 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:14:16 pm                  DN 579 kB 345 Kbps (42 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:13:26 pm                  DN 386 kB 281 Kbps (34 kB/s)

Mon May 09 2005 @ 4:12:15 pm                   DN 2992 kB 250 Kbps (31 kB/s)

Fri Mar 18 2005 @ 9:00:00 pm                   DN 2992 kB 946 Kbps (115 kB/s)

Fri Mar 18 2005 @ 9:00:00 pm                   UP 97 kB 28 Kbps (3 kB/s)

Wed Mar 16 2005 @ 9:00:00 pm                   DN 2992 kB 993 Kbps (121 kB/s)

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Ditto. Glad to be done with Dway. It never hurts to look deeper till a solution besides satelite shows up. I'd just be finishing up my second ball and chain contract too. Thank god I kept looking instead.  :smiley:

I got great pleasure in dropping my dish off of the roof at about 26 feet! it did not bounce to well and I sold the Transceiver on eBay for 99c LOL.......

$500 in.... 99c out.

Still I had to make repairs to my roof as well, seeing as the retard fitter decided to cause some damage when he was putting it in, it was also not secured to my trusses either, he screwed to to the decking of the roof!

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You would have to get a NEW dish and NEW modem and NEW install BECAUSE the HN9000 systems point to

a totally different satellite. the modem is different, and the dish is more elliptical. The satellite Spaceway 3 is at 95W....

The 9000 Dish requires a more detailed antenna pointing, and can only be registered when a DAPT tool is attached

and antenna pointing is authenticated.

Then you would not want that piece of junk on your motor home and such then. And be less applicable in emergencies either. Sounds like a better way for them to force an installer only operation of them is all that gets accomplished. Like cars, make them too difficult to fix at home.  :tickedoff:

I got great pleasure in dropping my dish off of the roof at about 26 feet! it did not bounce to well and I sold the Transceiver on eBay for 99c LOL.......

$500 in.... 99c out.

Still I had to make repairs to my roof as well, seeing as the retard fitter decided to cause some damage when he was putting it in, it was also not secured to my trusses either, he screwed to to the decking of the roof!

Yeah they did that shit to mine too. I was so pissed when I found that. And why it changed signal strength often. They should train the installers better than McDonalds burger floppers get trained.  :roll:

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