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Sophomore

GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised

I ran a speed test using a utility different than HughesNet's and got the same excellent results. Notice the test results from a year ago of GEN-4 which I considered pretty good at the time. I just upgraded a couple days ago.

Larry

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Teaching Assistant

Re: GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised

The speeds may be correct but the latency definitely isn't. That low of latency is impossible on satellite.

 

The satellite isn't loaded much right now, would expect the speed to eventually drop nearer to advertised.

Senior Instructor

Re: GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised

The download speed looks to be about what I've heard and seen, but the upload speed doesn't.  That upload result seems VERY high.  

 

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Re: GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised

I for 1 am tickled pink to have seen nothing less than 46Mbps since switching last Thuirsday. Awesome. My doc says 25Mbps is the bottom, which compares favorably with the sometimes < 1 Mbs over the pas many years. 25 will be sweet, if it ever gets that bad. Go Zags. 

 

Sophomore

Re: GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised

When I built my house it was surrounded by large corn fields on three sides. Today it's just part of the crowd. 

Let's enjoy the wide open space while we can 😀

Senior Instructor

Re: GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised

Just for the heck of it, because I am at the end of my data cycle and still have a considerable amount left, I did some playing around.  I downloaded a 1.68GB Linux Mint installation file just to see how long it would take.  The entire file only took five minutes and ten seconds, and the download speed was phenomenal!  It's almost shocking.  

 

It almost feels like it's FIOS.  LOL. 

 

 

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A speed of 5.70MBps (45.6Mbps) is awesome!  

 


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Sophomore

Re: GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised

I am not sure if anyone has gone through their data for the month yet, but are there any stats on what the speed is once you pop your cap on Gen5?

GW
Junior

Re: GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised


GabeU wrote:

Just for the heck of it, because I am at the end of my data cycle and still have a considerable amount left, I did some playing around.  I downloaded a 1.68GB Linux Mint installation file just to see how long it would take.  The entire file only took five minutes and ten seconds, and the download speed was phenomenal!  It's almost shocking.  

 It almost feels like it's FIOS.  LOL. 

 A speed of 5.70MBps (45.6Mbps) is awesome!  

 


Gabe,

 

How well does this hold up during primetime?

 

I decided to test with my 10 Mbps G4 plan and here's what I got. The bite is, yesterday at 6 PM I was trying to do something with my schizonet and was getting 481 kbps which made it Mission Impossible.

 

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Another question: how does your G5 RSS number compare to your G4 number?

Senior Instructor

Re: GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised


tampasteve1 wrote:

I am not sure if anyone has gone through their data for the month yet, but are there any stats on what the speed is once you pop your cap on Gen5?


I have been trying to FAP but I am in the 20 day resets since my install was considered a new install...  I think someone at DSLR managed to FAP a unit and it showed ~3Mbps peak for their FAP speed, of course that's likely to change as time goes on.  Once I FAP my unit, I will try to get some test results.

@GW I have seen a very steady and stable speed with my Gen5 unit...  http://testmy.net/stats/?&t=u&l=250&z=30&q=C0RR0SIVE

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GW
Junior

Re: GEN-5 Speed faster than advertised

Thanks. All I see for primetime testing is on Sunday 3/19 but those held up very well compared to the misery inflicted upon users of E17 Beam 55