Have you also tried social media? There may be more people on Twitter and Facebook than here.
I do not...but that is the purpose of this thread.
I have not. I do not use social media for anything. I had hoped that my thread title might catch someone visiting here.
I would also be happy if anyone who was Gen4/J1 that changed to Gen5/J1 would post their experience. Might have to start a new thread for that.
I have an off-grid cabin in southwest WA on gen5 about 35 miles east of the OR border on the I5 corridor. I don't remember which beam off the top of my head, and I'm not there at the moment to check. My speeds typically max out at 1-2 mbps for web browsing or file downloading and quite a bit less if I do something that's deprioritized like streaming or hit the app store. If I force it to the lowest resolution, I have occasionally been able to get YoutubeTV to play with a tolerable amount of pauses, but not consistently. I've worked from "home" there several days this year, and zoom calls are manageble. I dial in via HughesNet phone for audio and avoid video and screen shares as much as possible. When I have to use video or share, it's choppy but manageable.
When I'm not in FAP, all speed tests using any test suite, except netflix/fast.com which would likely register as streaming and be deprioritized, show great speed, nearly always between 20 - 45mbps. Given those speed test results, I'm assuming I'm not having any equipment or localized issues and my speeds are mostly the result of congestion. I'm not sure if I'm close enough to you to make any sort of judgement about if you would be on the same beam as me so none of this may be useful for you at all. Also, I was never on Gen4, so I can't provide any comparison and I started with Hughes in March so the pandemic was already having an impact, so I don't know if this was typical speeds for my location prior to that.
Thank you for your reply Mike. I suspect you are outside of this black zone of doom (the white circles approximates J1 sat beams and the blue represents J2:
If you feel like it, next time you are at the cabin, please post your beam and satellite.
So, you test 20-45Mbps but actually only see 1-2Mbps in real use. Hmmm
Yeah, I'm a little NE of that, up around the Swift Reservoir in WA, so probably not a good proxy for you to compare against, but next time I'm out there I will DM you the details.
Since the testmy speed tests are used to get support, it's understandable that traffic for that be prioritized to get the max speed for your setup, otherwise it gets hard to discern an actual issue from the congestion. That would explain why that particular speed test shows much faster results on a congested beam than real use.
I see your location and agree that you are most likely outside of the area I am in. I think it is very interesting data none the less. I appreciate your help here and would like to know your sat and beam.