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Satellite capacity, video streaming and other meanderings

Distinguished Professor III

Re: Satellite capacity, video streaming and other meanderings

I'd actually be pretty good with 10Mbps, as well.  Other than large file downloads taking a bit longer, nothing I do would be impacted in any way with a speed of 10Mbps.  With most web pages, whether I get 47Mbps or 5Mbps, I don't see much difference.  

 

I remember when I first ordered Gen4 I was thinking that I'd be very happy to get 60% of my up to (10Mbps or 15Mbps (can't remember for sure)) speed, and when my first test gave me 20Mbps I was floored.  Nah, something's wrong, it can't be that high.  I then got the same result, over and over.  I was VERY happy.  LOL.  Then it kicked up to 30Mbps about six months later.  Even better!  Too bad it didn't make those darn Windows updates any faster.  They were SOOOOO slow.  Gen5 took care of that problem.  


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Assistant Professor

Re: Satellite capacity, video streaming and other meanderings

Personally would never upgrade just because of stupid Windows slow updates. I'd use the offline updater first.  http://www.wsusoffline.net/docs/    http://download.wsusoffline.net/

 

Windows 10 is a giant piece of brown excrement  IMO.

Distinguished Professor III

Re: Satellite capacity, video streaming and other meanderings

As you know, you're not the only one that feels that way.  For what I use it for Windows 10 is fine, though I do have W8.1 on my notebook becuase it's just too "weak" to run well with Windows 10.  

 

And I just recently discovered an easy way to stop the auto updates in Windows 10 (though you have to have Pro or better) and make it like the Windows updates in my notebook (notify, but don't download until I say so), so that's not an issue anymore.  Now if they'd just stop that "telemetry."  Ugh.  


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Professor

Re: Satellite capacity, video streaming and other meanderings

"I'm fine with 10 mbps speed, anything above that is gravy to me."

I'm fine with whatever speeds work for what I need.  I don't need huge speeds, though they help when downloading big files.  Streaming works fine for me with speeds around 7 Mbps.  Simple browsing works at lower speeds, but I do more than just simple browsing.

 

I had pretty good speeds yesterday --today we're back to low speeds, 1.5 Mbps and less.

 

I agree satellite internet is awesome and amazing.

Professor

Re: Satellite capacity, video streaming and other meanderings

"I remember when I first ordered Gen4 I was thinking that I'd be very happy to get 60% of my up to (10Mbps or 15Mbps (can't remember for sure)) speed, and when my first test gave me 20Mbps I was floored.  Nah, something's wrong, it can't be that high.  I then got the same result, over and over.  I was VERY happy.  LOL.  Then it kicked up to 30Mbps about six months later.  "

 

The satellite really likes you, Gabe.  I've never experienced consistent speeds, and of late they've been very slow, sometimes so slow they've affected browsing.  It'll get better, though, I'm sure of it.

Distinguished Professor III

Re: Satellite capacity, video streaming and other meanderings


@maratsade wrote:

 

The satellite really likes you, Gabe.  I've never experienced consistent speeds, and of late they've been very slow, sometimes so slow they've affected browsing.  It'll get better, though, I'm sure of it.


Well, it's not liking me as much lately.  As of the last month or so my evening speeds have been dropping considerably, and though my experience isn't as bad as yours, when you're used to it working well, and the speed dropping only somewhat during the peak usage periods, the speed dropping into the low to mid single digits, or lower, is quite noticeable.  Again, most things I use it for still work just fine, but I have noticed as of the last few nights that even Youtube vids are starting to have some hiccups, even when my speeds are in the teens.  

 

I think that, maybe, the Hughes' engineers are just trying to even the system out to be able to take care of those badly affected beams  I know that something changed, as when my speeds dropped during the peak times about a month ago, it was like a switch.  One day there was the normal difference, and the next....BAM!  Over the months it had gone from practically no difference to it gradually dropping into the 30s, then 20s, then even the teens, but this drop was practically instant.  Again, I'm still not that affected when doing most of the things I normally do, but it was interesting, nonetheless.  

 

Peak usage three months ago...

 

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Two months ago...

 

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One month ago...

 

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This month...

 

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Granted, these are hand picked, and there were tests once in a while that stuck out like a sort thumb, but these are more representative of what's "normally" happening during the given month.  November was a little wild, with it going down, then up, then down, then WAY down.  


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