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So I decided to do peak hour tests to see how consistent my speeds are. I re-pointed my dish myself today, although I still only have a 50 signal (better than 31!), so I can now get on during peak hours. Many of these speeds would be faster, but my brother is playing an online RPG game, so he's the one that kept me from doing the upload tests; our connection would stop all transfer as soon as I started the test. I'm still impressed with these speeds. If only Direcway would be able to give everyone this kind of service!

5:00

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

Connection is:: 180 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 22 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 2005 17:08:38 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 46.55 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 160.87 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-NL8TB2VKZ

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

Connection is:: 1041 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 127 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 17:07:23 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 19X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.06 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 13.28 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-NWT6KDPEU

6:00

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

Connection is:: 1070 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 131 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 18:44:25 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 19X faster than 56K 1MB download in 7.82 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 16.43 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-RQMAFGTW6

I couldn't take an upload test.

7:00

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

Connection is:: 1069 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 130 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 19:35:08 EST 2005

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

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 16.32 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-LR6A3BXJH

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

Connection is:: 178 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 22 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 19:36:07 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 46.55 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 157.97 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-U7M46WHG1

8:00

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

Connection is:: 202 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 25 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 2005 20:05:02 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 4X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 40.96 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 192.75 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-XN7PF6O83

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

Connection is:: 1064 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 130 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 20:06:11 EST 2005

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

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 15.78 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-SNHO4AGXK

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

Connection is:: 163 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 20 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 2005 20:07:14 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 51.2 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 136.23 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ULFT30H9P

9:00

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

Connection is:: 949 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 116 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 21:15:33 EST 2005

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

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 3.26 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-K0XDUPNFS

Couldn't do an upload test.

10:00

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

Connection is:: 964 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 118 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 22:16:51 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.68 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 5.01 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-O9LNDUT1P

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

Connection is:: 173 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 21 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 22:18:19 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 48.76 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 150.72 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-M7O0GJVYD

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

Connection is:: 144 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 18 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 2005 22:19:44 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 56.89 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 108.7 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-S01U79KY8

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

Connection is:: 1018 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 124 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 22:20:35 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 18X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.26 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 10.89 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-FW8P5OR7V

EDIT: If you're wondering what tweaks I'm using, I've uploaded them below. Remember that I might be on a different sattellite, my install might be different than yours, and sometimes different tweaks work for different computers. I use Sat Speed (a utility that you have to have a membership to get from copperhead.cc ) , but it registers the same tweaks as Cablenut would. I've also included an upload patch from the site, I have yet to find out if it helps at all.

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The real test would be during the work day 8:00am to 6:00pm.  ..

I get about the same speed as late night / early morning speeds from about 6 AM - 4 PM.

I'll continue to try to do speed tests evey hour tomorrow, although I may be busy tomorrow.

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I would have to say peak hours are 4-10pm EST....even a year ago I had slow downs with DW6000 during the evenings when they had problems as well as the uploads would come to a crawl in the later evening hours, but at the same time that may differ depending on the bird your pointed at and where the heavier useres are located at times zones would all vary.

I'm sure never at one time are all the birds working in sync flawlessly....seems to always be an issue somewhere.

Here is my test today from there site I test often here as well but easier to indicate time with theirs as well as that is only site they seem to acknowledge.

December 23rd, 12:10AM - 1001/194 kbps

December 22nd, 04:30PM - 498/142 kbps

December 22nd, 03:26PM - 504/189 kbps

December 22nd, 03:24PM - 514/117 kbps

December 22nd, 12:27PM - 649/192 kbps

December 22nd, 11:05AM - 680/145 kbps

December 22nd, 10:57AM - 674/142 kbps

December 22nd, 10:56AM - 746/191 kbps

December 22nd, 09:07AM - 1000/194 kbps

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Not bad today...

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

Connection is:: 195 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 24 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Fri Dec 23 2005 10:23:23 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 42.67 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 182.61 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-C3824D1GE

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

Connection is:: 1066 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 130 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri Dec 23 10:22:05 EST 2005

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

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 16 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-4H72P58VU

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still having speed drop during peak hours.....also recently discovered another control issue direcway has in the fine print. DWay will not allow a file larger than 10MB to be uploaded. Recently run into a problem with this rule while uploading video to my on-line storage as well as attaching video clips to emails.

Whats the point of better speeds if one can not use the net? Seems they don't have the bandwidth to spare.  :argue:

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still having speed drop during peak hours.....also recently discovered another control issue direcway has in the fine print. DWay will not allow a file larger than 10MB to be uploaded. Recently run into a problem with this rule while uploading video to my on-line storage as well as attaching video clips to emails.

Whats the point of better speeds if one can not use the net? Seems they don't have the bandwidth to spare.  :argue:

I've never had to upload 10mb, so I've never ran into that problem.

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still having speed drop during peak hours.....also recently discovered another control issue direcway has in the fine print. DWay will not allow a file larger than 10MB to be uploaded. Recently run into a problem with this rule while uploading video to my on-line storage as well as attaching video clips to emails.

Whats the point of better speeds if one can not use the net? Seems they don't have the bandwidth to spare.   :argue:

I don't think they do :lol:

That's probably one of the reasons for the FAP

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I understand there is a FAP on the upload amount as well....whats the idea of limiting the size file you can send?  10MB is nothing working with a video clip, I have uploaded lots of digital pictures, think my program breaks the upload down to each individual picture so it works fine.

Uploading the video clips has got me puzzled....main reason I upgraded accounts was to get the 200kbps up, another rear end jabbing from dway.  :whaa:

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I don't think so.  DWay WILL allow a file larger than 10MB to be uploaded.  I just uploaded a 20MB file to my site using FTP.  No problem.  I'll try a 50MB file later.  I hope you aren't using DWAYS email for anything.  They do have 10 MB limit on that period.  Quite rediculous.

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as I do not have web space so not using FTP ..... using the SMPT servers, the free yahoo account is even a smaller file limit of 5MB to the yahoo brief case etc..

not sure why the picture uploads well over the 10MB works fine and not the MOV files to sony imagestation. If someone could help here and explain how to work around the SMPT limit of 10MB

my video clips do not need to go to sony imagestation just anyplace I can link to for friends and family to view for free.

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just a thought...you could use free upload sites like www.yousendit.com or turboupload.com ( I recommend yousendit )

they are time limited so you might want to tell your friends and fam to go ahead and download it after you send it...

and to keep your files safe...I would ZIP the files with a simple password..then just tell whoever you send it to the PW...

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just a thought...you could use free upload sites like www.yousendit.com or turboupload.com ( I recommend yousendit )

they are time limited so you might want to tell your friends and fam to go ahead and download it after you send it...

and to keep your files safe...I would ZIP the files with a simple password..then just tell whoever you send it to the PW...

[glow=yellow,2,300]Thanks ghostmaster![/glow] That is exactly what I was looking for, simple to use, and free......cant beat that? Used them both with no problems.

How do I password protect the ziped file using yousendit....XP home

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

Connection is:: 1061 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Download Speed is:: 130 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Tue Dec 27 20:51:45 CST 2005

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

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 14.95 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-L8G2QWXJY

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

Connection is:: 162 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 20 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Tue Dec 27 20:57:12 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 51.2 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 131.43 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-254P6CMS3

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Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 211 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 26 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Tue Dec 27 21:33:53 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 4X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 39.38 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 201.43 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-X8VPHKJAW

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Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 211 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 26 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Tue Dec 27 21:33:53 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 4X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 39.38 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 201.43 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-X8VPHKJAW

Very nice  :D

That's one of the best uploads I've seen,

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