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Hughes Network Systems today announced that it has boosted the speed and performance of its DirecWay satellite broadband service.

The company said that "technology advancements in its latest DW7000 modem", which were "previously available only to larger companies" are enabling speeds up to "twice as fast as existing offerings".

The upgraded DirecWay residential plans offer speeds up to one megabit per second and start at $59 per month, while small business plans start at $99 per month and offer maximum speeds of up to two megabits per second.

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not sure what it means.. just posted it cause i saw it this morning.. Dont know if it requires a hardware upgrade?  My guess is that it is going to be the starting speed for new customers.. or an upgrade for customers that currently have a cap on their modem maybe..

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Boy I can't wait till tomorrow.  Not only because I'm getting cable at 4 MB down and 1 MB up but the satisfaction I will get when I call DWAY and tell them to bite me!!!

Even if I had no choice but to keep DWAY the only news that would excite me would be if DWAY killed the FAP BS.  I tell yah save your money and just stick with dial-up.  DWAY is a rip-off.  You pay double and get less than half of the speed of cable and can't stream too long or download too much because of that FAP crap.

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If you're on transponder 1350, then that is your problem.  Ive seen countless posts about erratic speeds on that frequency.  It will take a while for dway to acknowledge the problem and fix it.  Maybe next year when Skyterra takes over the brand, things will change as far as that kinda stuff goes.

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I just got it installed Friday, dn loads at a meg but uploads still under 40.

I just upgraded to professional with a DW6000 Monday-

Speeds are Down 900-1000 kbps, Up 40-50 kbps. just slightly faster with Windows Firewall off.

Not worth the extra $30 Bucks a month. 

I am new to the forum so forgive me if this is a stupid question...... What is a FAP?

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the fap is one reason why it might be worth it to upgrade to a higher package with dway. the fap is a fair access policy put in place by dway and other sat isps because they do not have the capacity to supply everyone with high speed all the time. so they give you a chunk of a few hundred megs (this is dependant on your package.) that you can download at high speed. if you exceed this chunk in a certain amount of time (iirc 4 or 5 hours with dway) you get slowed down to dialup speed. then after 8 to 24 hours you get assigned another chunk. if you dl say 50 megs of the chunk and then do nothing for a while the chunk refills itself at a rate determined by your package.

generally the amount given to you at high speed should be enough for simple surfing at higher than dialup speed, but you need to be careful when download a lot of stuff since that will put you over the chunk and cause you to get slowed down.

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I've had DW for over a year and it has been the same speed ...with the tweeks amd all ...cant seem to get it any faster....dl really sux ass!! :angry5:

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

Connection is:: 1514 Kbps about 1.5 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 185 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Sat Jan 14 13:14:00 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 27X faster than 56K 1MB download in 5.54 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 66.37 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

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

Connection is:: 1807 Kbps about 1.8 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Download Speed is:: 221 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Sat Jan 14 13:14:26 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 32X faster than 56K 1MB download in 4.63 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 98.57 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-AU5NWCYTJ

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

Connection is:: 1807 Kbps about 1.8 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Download Speed is:: 221 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Sat Jan 14 13:14:26 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 32X faster than 56K 1MB download in 4.63 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 98.57 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-AU5NWCYTJ

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Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 1065 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 130 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Sun Jan 15 20:04:56 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 19X faster than 56K 1MB download in 7.88 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 17.16 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-G87XRF5LV

Hello i' ve been on direcway for a year just upgraded to the pro plan 7000 modem  how in the heck is Private getting 32x faster speeds  thats incredible !

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Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 1197 Kbps about 1.2 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 146 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Sun Jan 15 20:40:59 CST 2006

Bottom Line:: 21X faster than 56K 1MB download in 7.01 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 31.68 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-6QSXRTMJ3

Ghost but i have never seen 32x on direcway ever . how can i find out if im actually getting what im paying for as far as upgrading from home 6000 to pro 7000 ??

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