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Absolutely Useless.

Sophomore

Re: Absolutely Useless.

Eh, count your blessings, I was on DIAL UP until I got HughesNet. Lately ive been in rough shape for speeds, dont know whats wrong

But before that, it was amazing. I was able to download stuff even on throttle near 1mbps, and watch fairly high quality video

Even with these horrifically slow speeds, its better than dial up. If youre on Hughes youre probably a rural person, and its the best we'll get except for if Elon Musk really gets that SpaceX stuff going

Anyway my advice, just watch stuff at lower quality. 480p is standard television quality, and I can stream that on Youtube right now without problem. In fact, I sign into my buddy's Amazon Prime to watch movies, and I can watch on their good quality with a little bit of buffering(like 10 second every 5 minutes) and my download speed is currently 26k on Steam for a game download.

Ive also never seen a website failed to connect message. Im thinking you should probably reboot your modem, and call techsupport again. Could be your dish or modem is messed up bad and needs to both be replaced or reaimed

Freshman

Re: Absolutely Useless.

I haven't been to the community for a long time and decided to check it out.  I ran into this post and it got me thinking now that we've been with Hughesnet for a couple of years.

 

We live in rural Georgia. We had ATT&T dsl, but on a good day it was 760kbs.  They finally di.scontinued our dsl service because we were actually too far from the slick. We went to the Verizon program where they used a cantenna on your house and you connected to a microwave tower.  It was buggy.  Left with no other choice we decided to try satellite internet, although we were aware of the limitations.  Reviews led us to choose Hughesnet over Excede.

 

From a service standpoint, we've been very happy. We rarely have technical outages. Bad storms interrupt service, but it is just the nature of the beast.  We bought the 50 gig package and it has been a good fit.  We also got VOIP and it works OK, though latency takes a little getting used to.

 

We made the decision to go with satellite service after thoroughly understanding the limitations. We modify our usage accordingly.  The system is good enough for her to use Web-X to teach her online courses.  I sometimes watch YouTube videos, but we get other content through Dish and Netflix disks.  Yes, I'd love to have gig connectivity, but I wouldn't trade it for the gorgeous home sitting on 13 acres that we have.   I'm happy with the service we get from Hughesnet.

New Poster

Re: Absolutely Useless.

"The Community can still be an inviting place to get, or even give, help without having those sorts of posts/replies.  They help no one."

My response to that: So it's like Hughesnet Customer Service, or even your internet?

Distinguished Professor III

Re: Absolutely Useless.


@Jspyrogram wrote:

"The Community can still be an inviting place to get, or even give, help without having those sorts of posts/replies.  They help no one."

My response to that: So it's like Hughesnet Customer Service, or even your internet?


How would you know?  Rather than asking for help, all you've done on this community is invade someone else's support topic with pointless rants.


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Sophomore

Re: Absolutely Useless.


@GabeU wrote:

The 30GB plan offers the equivalent of 45 hours of DVD quality video, not HD video.  For HD video, it's more like 15 hours, or around seven two hour movies, like you said you watch. 

 

If you'd like help, I suggest that you start a new topic in Tech Support.  If you just wanted to vent, you succeeded.

 

It's unfortunate that, with the small amount of time you have available to you, you chose to rant/vent rather than utilize this support community for which it is intended, which is support.  


Is there a place to just vent on this community forum? 

I've heard a few people say that the forum isn't a form of social media which is interesting since it is actually just that. However, I think over time the term "social media" has morphed into only specific apps or websites. 

 

social media: noun, websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.

Distinguished Professor III

Re: Absolutely Useless.


@thewarehouse wrote: 

Is there a place to just vent on this community forum? 

I've heard a few people say that the forum isn't a form of social media which is interesting since it is actually just that. However, I think over time the term "social media" has morphed into only specific apps or websites. 

 

social media: noun, websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.


The purpose of this community is SUPPORT.  If people want to vent, they should do it elsewhere.  So, the answer to your question is no.  

 

As for this particular section, which we requested to be added, if you want to consider it social media, have at it.  Regardless, like the rest of the community, it's not a a place to vent.  If people would like to do that, they can use 'traditional' (happy?) social media and vent to their heart's content.


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Sophomore

Re: Absolutely Useless.

General Discussion A place to chat about tech or tech-related topics and just have fun. Smiley Happy *NOT FOR HUGHESNET SUPPORT* So by the description there, this isn't a place for SUPPORT. Forums are the 'traditional' social media... they were around before Instagram, Facebook, etc., etc., etc. But ok. We can disagree, no problem. Back to "happy" things...
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Absolutely Useless.


@thewarehouse wrote:
General Discussion A place to chat about tech or tech-related topics and just have fun. Smiley Happy *NOT FOR HUGHESNET SUPPORT* So by the description there, this isn't a place for SUPPORT.  

As I indicated by singling out this section in my reply to you.  

 

Regardless of your semantics centered argument, people know what social media means, and this support community isn't it.


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Sophomore

Re: Absolutely Useless.


@GabeU wrote:

@thewarehouse wrote:
General Discussion A place to chat about tech or tech-related topics and just have fun. Smiley Happy *NOT FOR HUGHESNET SUPPORT* So by the description there, this isn't a place for SUPPORT.  

As I indicated by singling out this section in my reply to you.  

 

Regardless of your semantics centered argument, people know what social media means, and this support community isn't it.


Well, gee. You're a tough one.

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Professor

Re: Absolutely Useless.

"social media: noun, websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking."

 

You're right, that's what social media is. And this community is not social media, as it is not  for enabling users to create and share content nor to participate in social networking.  And it's definitely not for venting. If you would like to vent, go to social media (Facebook, Twitter, and the like).