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Gen5 SmartBrowsing?

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Gen5 SmartBrowsing?

Does Gen5 have SmartBrowsing like Gen4 did, or are the new, higher FAP speeds taking the place of "SmartBrowsing"?


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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Gen5 SmartBrowsing?


Seems so from reading this:

 

No Hard Data Limits†
With HughesNet Gen5, hard data limits are a thing of the past. We’re committed to helping customers stay connected no matter what. That means even if you exceed your plan data, there’s no reason to stress! We won’t cut you off or charge you more. You’ll be able to stay connected at reduced speeds until the next billing cycle. Or, you can always use a Data Token to return to full speed.
 
Small print: †If you exceed your monthly plan data, you will experience reduced data speeds until that start of your next billing period. Reduced speeds may be as low as or lower than 1 Mbps and may cause Web sites to load more slowly or affect the performance of certain activities, such as video streaming or large downloads/uploads. Visit legal.HughesNet.com for network management details.
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Gen5 SmartBrowsing?


@maratsade wrote:


Seems so from reading this:

 

No Hard Data Limits†
With HughesNet Gen5, hard data limits are a thing of the past.

Well, that's playing around a little with the meaning of "hard data limits", as, technically, Gen4 had no hard data limits, either.  And really, when it comes right down to it, neither did the legacy plans, though the throttling speed was barely even enough to be able to get to the page to use a token.  

 


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C0RR0SIVE
Associate Professor
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Gen5 SmartBrowsing?


@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

To be honest... SmartBrowsing replaced the FAP...  Soo...


True, and now it appears to be going back the other way, though still getting better.  

 

I have no problem with no SmartBrowsing, as the new FAP is better, anyway.  I was just curious if the new FAP had more or less taken it's place.  I noticed on someone else's picture of their Gen5 Status Meter that the SmartBrowsing part was gone, so that's what made me wonder about it.  

 

Thanks for the info, folks.  

 


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larrykelly
Junior

Re: Gen5 SmartBrowsing?

What's so smart about SmartBrowsing? 

maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Gen5 SmartBrowsing?

You can browse normally as long as you stick to Web browsing and email.  Stuff that uses a lot of data, such as streaming, won't work, and will lead to FAP.  At least on Gen4.  Is that smart? Yes, it is.  Users never got this with Gen3. It's been a big improvement. 

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Gen5 SmartBrowsing?

@larrykelly

 

SmartBrowsing would kick in after you had run out of data (if you were on a plan that had it).  It could differentiate between simple web page downloads and active downloading.  If the latter, SmartBrowsing would "disengage" and throttle you to the much lower speed.  If just browsing, it allowed you to keep doing so with no noticeable difference.  


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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Gen5 SmartBrowsing?


@GabeU wrote:

@maratsade wrote:


Seems so from reading this:

 

No Hard Data Limits†
With HughesNet Gen5, hard data limits are a thing of the past.

Well, that's playing around a little with the meaning of "hard data limits",  

 


It's the language spoken by those whom Shakespeare wanted to kill.   Smiley Very Happy

maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Gen5 SmartBrowsing?


@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

To be honest... SmartBrowsing replaced the FAP...  Soo...


but if one's using SB and wants to stream Netflix, eventually one goes into regular FAP, right?  (ETA: I sense this might be another SQOTD*)

 

 

 

*stupid question of the day