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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Speed tests

@gaines_wright 

 

Just a misunderstanding.  And somehow I don't think they're identical twins  Smiley Tongue 

 

I found out about the Legacy to Gen4/5 vs Gen4 to Gen5 thing the hard way.  When I upgraded to Gen4 from my old legacy plan I couldn't figure out why my data wasn't being depleted, and after asking about it I was told about the 20 days of resets by Corrosive, who I then probably aggravated with my subsequent questions about such.  It took a second for me to understand what he meant.  No, I didn't bother to read the Welcome email from HughesNet that explains the resets.  Does anyone really read that?  It was still sitting in my HughesNet email, which, though I set up, I had never used, and didn't even sign back into until months after I had upgraded to Gen4.  It was the second of two emails, the first being a HughesNet Welcome email from Dec 2004, when I first got HughesNet and first set up the HughesNet email.  So, two emails.  One sitting there for nearly ten years, unread, and the other for a few months, also unread.  

 

Then, when I then upgraded from Gen4 to Gen5, I expected the same 20 days of resets, only to be disappointed in finding out that, because of the similarity in the systems, you don't get them.  At that point it didn't really matter, though, as everything of mine was already up to date, and I think that's why they don't do it for Gen4 to Gen5 upgrades.  Being new, or coming from a legacy plan, might mean that you have some devices that aren't up to date, due to having no internet, or a very restricted amount with the daily refill plan, whereas coming from Gen4 you most likely already have everything current.  Still, it would have been nice to stream a bunch of shows for a few weeks.    


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Re: Speed tests

On 3/13/19 I ran a speed test using speedof.me and had a download speed of 6.7 Mbps.  I immediately turned around and did a Hughesnet seed test and the result was 41 Mbps.  Upload speeds were similar.  Just FYI.

Professor

Re: Speed tests

Speedofme and similar apps are not reliable for satellite internet.  Please use testmy.net for your speed tests, especially if you need support with speed issues, as testmy.net is required in order to escalate speed issues to corporate engineers. 

Distinguished Professor III

Re: Speed tests


@maratsade wrote:

Speedofme and similar apps are not reliable for satellite internet.  Please use testmy.net for your speed tests, especially if you need support with speed issues, as testmy.net is required in order to escalate speed issues to corporate engineers. 


I just tried that speedof.me.  It was WAY off, as verified by networx.  I tried it twice before starting networx, and the two tests were very similar.  I think 3.6Mbps down and 3.9Mbps down, if I remember correctly.  The uploads were 1.8Mbps (I think), 1.9Mbps.  I didn't try the upload with testmy.net until just now, so it's not on the networx graph, but it was 2.8Mbps.

 

While networx was running, speedof.me gave me a result of 4.1Mbps down and 1.9Mbps up, whereas testmy.net gave me a result of 31.1Mbps down.  This was with the VDS off, though I don't think it makes a difference with speedof.me.  

 

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