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HughesNet is far superior to Wildblue (after having a first nightmare experience with Wildblue).

UPTIME for Hughes is alot better than Wildblue.  SPEEDS are consistent with the plan you are signed up for (PRO PLUS here)  My signal strength is around 170, and get 1.5 Mbps 90% of the time (yes, a little slow down during "peak" hours, but never less than 1.2 Mbps).

This is using the HN9000 Modem and a newer style satellite on Spaceway 3 Satellite.

Hughes just had a $100 rebate for three days, so that made the activation FREE.

Tech Support is in India and Billing support is in the Phillipines. I've only had to call once to solve a minor issue.

As with any SATELLITE provider, there is FAP.  wildblue's goes on a rolling 30 day period,

while HUGHES goes on a daily limit.  I am allowed 425MB a day on the PRO PLUS.

HOWEVER, downloads between 2am and 7am DO NOT COUNT  against your usage.  I just use a download manager and schedule all my updates and huge files (I have downloaded up to 3GB during this period).

SO, while each service has its PROS and CONS, HUGHESNET in the long run has worked out better for me.

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Thought I'd add a speed test.  This is GOOD for satellite internet! HUGHESNET

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 1620 Kbps about 1.62 Mbps (tested with 1536 kB)

Download Speed is:: 198 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 109 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 13 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/06/03 - 10:42am

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-7K51V2NT3

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-IFQ5C7XOJ

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; FDM) [!]

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Im wondering if the FAP is more lenient or the uploads do not count towards the bucket of 425MB allowed and the recovery rate?

My usage for 3computers seems to have went over the limit, but did not get nailed?   :shock:

still getting good speeds too, even in the evening.....for now anyway the advertised speeds are at or above package numbers.

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

Download Connection is:: 2241 Kbps about 2.2 Mbps (tested with 3064 kB)

Download Speed is:: 274 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/10/28 - 7:50am

Bottom Line:: 39X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 3.74 sec

Tested from a 3064 kB file and took 11.201 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 154.08 % faster than the average for host (DirecWay.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-RFXKLP5G3

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; MDDC; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)

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Im wondering if the FAP is more lenient or the uploads do not count towards the bucket of 425MB allowed and the recovery rate?

Thought I read somewhere recently, that the spaceway3 may have a FAP free time during the FAPpable time, due to many people not being online at the time. Or else they are just freaking tweaking again.  

Or, as in, your FAP bucket fills sooner.  Remember the days when they actually published the refill rate of the FAP bucket?  56Kbps refill rate, for one of the satellite Internet systems at the time.

FAP. FAP. FAP. FAP........Then your speeds get slowed down for watching all those Jpegs.  :grin:

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Glad I didnt make this wrong turn....

Before that video gets Modded...

It's a WildBlue speedTest.

With a Title of "The Hell Internet i Deal with Every Day"

.18Mbps download and .03Mbps upload and a ping of 1019.

Interesting that the IP on the test shows up as being the below. Even though it says WildBlue on the test as the ISP.

Tracing route to pool-74-104-128-37.bstnma.fios.verizon.net [74.104.128.37]

Which also has a nice enough 114ms ping .

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LOOK AGAIN!  it says 75.104.128.37.... Not 74..........

OrgName:    Wildblue Communications, Inc.

OrgID:      WBC-39

Address:    5970 GREENWOOD PLAZA BLVD

City:      GREENWOOD VILLAGE

StateProv:  CO

PostalCode: 80111

Country:    US

NetRange:  75.104.0.0 - 75.107.255.255

CIDR:      75.104.0.0/14

NetName:    WB-DEN3

NetHandle:  NET-75-104-0-0-1

Parent:    NET-75-0-0-0-0

Before that video gets Modded...

It's a WildBlue speedTest.

Interesting that the IP on the test shows up as being the below. Even though it says WildBlue on the test as the ISP.

Tracing route to pool-74-104-128-37.bstnma.fios.verizon.net [74.104.128.37]

Which also has a nice enough 114ms ping .

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Not bad for wireless broaband, and its pouring down rain right now....

I would definately not be getting that with Hughes or Wildblue now...

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

Download Connection is:: 953 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 1024 kB)

Download Speed is:: 116 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/10/30 - 8:18pm

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 8.83 sec

Tested from a 1024 kB file and took 8.805 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Looks Great : 14.96 % faster than the average for host (myvzw.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-PLFDESWR2

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; msn OptimizedIE8;ENUS) [!]

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Dont feel bad, Wildblue moderators blocked me too because I posted my suck-a** speed results everyday...

My thread had over 1,332 views before they deleted it and banned me!    :2funny: :2funny: :knuppel2: :knuppel2:

My experience with WB world......personally would much rather deal with India.

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

Download Connection is:: 2189 Kbps about 2.2 Mbps (tested with 3064 kB)

Download Speed is:: 267 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/10/30 - 8:51pm

Bottom Line:: 38X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 3.84 sec

Tested from a 3064 kB file and took 11.466 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 148.19 % faster than the average for host (DirecWay.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-QP6HGU3R2

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; MDDC; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)

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Speeds looking good there. . . .  Question . . . How many days are you into this account getting these speeds?

My expereince with WB world......personally would much rather deal with india.

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

Download Connection is:: 2189 Kbps about 2.2 Mbps (tested with 3064 kB)

Download Speed is:: 267 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/10/30 - 8:51pm

Bottom Line:: 38X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 3.84 sec

Tested from a 3064 kB file and took 11.466 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 148.19 % faster than the average for host (DirecWay.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-QP6HGU3R2

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; MDDC; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)

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I lost track of who upgraded..

Are you a 7000 to a 9000 transplant?

went from HN7000S to HN9000.....(reason for upgrade was slow evening speeds, and constant 30k uploads after 7am) after the upgrade again slow evening speed for about 3hours. Oct 6 Hughes called me said they were adding more hubs and assured me the speeds would be better in 30days or less.......they now are at or above package speeds. (just in case a scientist might be reading, yes even during the forbidden hours 8pm-10pm est.)

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LOOK AGAIN!  it says 75.104.128.37.... Not 74..........

I get so use to seeing other companies as the backhaulers for some wireless providers, that I didn't double check it.

And thats my answer and I'm sticking to it.  :haha: 

And have you read that Hughesnet is spending less on Lobbying(Bribes) this year.  Can't remember the Google link, but Google a search.

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