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Are there any extensions to put on to help speed it up?  I'm not a fan of Dway at all!!!  I have had multiple problems since it was installed 2 months ago.  They've replaced the arm and this week they are going to replace the modem and all of the cable leading into the house.  I've been trying to catch what some of the others have been saying here, but Geezuss, I'd kill for Internet cable in my area. :evil6:

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Well crap, here's the latest:

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

Connection is:: 489 Kbps about 0.5 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Download Speed is:: 60 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Wed Sep 7 20:56:49 MDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 9X faster than 56K 1MB download in 17.07 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 60.67 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-RFCP74L96

It varies quite a bit.  <i>WHEN</I> it works it's usually between 800-1100 for connection speed.  It's been a low as 56 connection speed.  I have spent a good 30 hours on the phone with support and am still in the same position as I was 2 months ago.  If they can't get it fixed this time around, I'm getting my money back and going to Wild Blue.  Most of my issues has to do with the Web Accleration Status, it spends a good chunk of time being "Not Operational" that among many other issues.  Sorry, I'm venting.  I blog alot and this whole thing has really interfered with it.

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tbaker397-yea, but you've got the computer smarts, I'm void of such things.  Just tested again:

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

Connection is:: 860 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 105 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Wed Sep 7 21:02:13 MDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 15X faster than 56K 1MB download in 9.75 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 6.7 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ASN5KTQ7E

Whenever I tried this test in Firefox, it wouldn't work. 

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Firefox is tough to tweak. There is an extension called "tweak  network settings", which is very easy to use.

Google "Firefox speed tweaks" and you'll also see a lot of user friendly guides on how to get FF faster.

I've seen my speeds go from 40 kb/s to 70 using some speed tweaks; I can't seem to get any higher.


One of my teachers made a browser in VisualBasic, but it was based off of Internet Explorer.

You know what's funny? His last name is Baker and his first name starts with a T.

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