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Bonus Time Speeds

ecoalex2
Tutor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

I live in a canyon in a rural area. The other options are not available to me, or much more expensive. Hughes is the best deal, I tell others using their phone, or wifi services. I am happy with Hughes. From what I understand, Musk's system will cost much more. His is the only other Sat system available. I don't like the man, Gates, or Zukerberg either. The mods here have been great, I like Hughes. I am trying to find answers for my connection problem (in another thread) It appears to be better, with more Linux updates. I believe that was what caused my problem. Trying to search for a problem is a process of elimination as we know. I appreciate the efforts of the all mods here, Liz especially she's a treasure Smiley Happy
maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

HughesNet is a good company, and the reps here are very helpful (they stand head and shoulders above reps from other companies). 

 

I think though that even in the area where you live, things will change and evolve. And you can still become active in asking your representatives to bring more broadband to the area. 

 

What Linux distro do you have?

ecoalex2
Tutor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

I use Mint 20 . Been on Linux for 10+ years, Mint has over 70,000 apps, the OS too all free. With wine, you can use windows apps, and dual boot os , I just use Mint, Just no comparison for what I need , just the basics. The recovery act brought 2 fiber optic cable near me, then a private company-Conifer set up towers for wifi service, but my location blocks negates my ability to use it. Living in a canyon, I do have ATT cell service, but that would be expensive, plus the allowances, and throttling is also are an issue for my neighbor. They know about Hughes, and agree it would be better, but won't use them for broadband. Hughes works for me, I'm very satisfied. I remember 12mps dial-up, so I'm living large now Smiley Happy
maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

I have Mint installed on one device. It's pretty cool. 

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Bonus Time Speeds


@ecoalex2 wrote:
So I can expect increasingly slower speeds. I keep seeing the Hughesnet ads, they tout speeds subscribers will get. Buying tokens also will not help then.There needs to be a proviso as in the drug ads Smiley Happy (may cause cancer, death )

Overall, probably, but things can change, and maybe the new bird will help in the same way that the last satellite did.  New subscribers came on, of course, but some Gen4 subscribers chose to upgrade to Gen 5, and many of them were moved to the new sat.  

 

On a separate topic, Mint here too.  Not on a regular basis, as my main computer is a Mac, but as a hobby type thing.  I've been fiddling with the Live USB thing of 20.2 Cinnamon (Edge) and MATE with my mini PCs.


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ecoalex2
Tutor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

Mint LMDE is the lightweight distro great for older puters. I installed it on a lightweight older machine a few years back, it worked well with vitrual box even. I've toyed with getting a small laptop, and installing LMDE , but my curiosity has waned. I'm a Mate user, that's as simple for a full distro as far as I can tell, tried many, but settled on Mate. Keep it simple, my credo. There are lots of Mint games now, I'm not a gamer at all, but it is there. Mint is fully functional compared to Ubuntu , ready out of the box, easy peazy lemon squeey Smiley Happy good for me.
Danny89
Junior

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

The Bonus Zone seems to sometimes follow being on FAP and gives you slow speeds, but faster than if you were on the full throttle between 8 and 2

I wish I had me some 8mbps right now, im going at 44kbps(5kB/s) which is what I used to get on dial up.

As for other alternatives and costs, that company owned by the space man is offering it at 99$ a month, but you have to buy the dish for about 500$ and install it yourself. Its a bigger up front cost, but with traditional satellite, you get locked into plans for years to pay for the installation. So it equals the same about im sure. So the biggest financial issue is getting someone to set it up for you if youre unable too

While I also love Hughes, I have greater internet needs than can be provided, and right this minute im paying 140$ a month something that runs pretty fast, or becomes Space Dial Up. Im not able to get on bloody Facebook, I can barely load Wikipedia, and dont even think about running youtube videos in 180p on DIAL UP. They really messed up not having the EchoStar XXIV built and launched in 2020-2021 like what was originally planned. Corporate let Space Man build and space-fling over 2000 little fast internet satellites, and ive seen videos of people building satellites, they wear bio-suits most of the time. The Pandemic was not an excuse for that! Awful move, I want to buy some Hughes stock so I can yell at the board about this. I feel like they just surrendered to Mars Colony Man

ecoalex2
Tutor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

Help, I keep getting bot requests to mark this post as answered. How do I stop the bot emails? 3 so far today help!
ecoalex2
Tutor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

I tried 2 browsers, I cannot make it stop. I mark accept as solution, and denied error- Authentication failed for the action you are trying to do. This failure could be due to your browser not supporting JavaScript, JavaScript not being enabled, or trying to use the action URL directly in the browser address bar instead of clicking the link on the page. Help! Help!
ecoalex2
Tutor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

Help! Help! I put the url of the error message in paste and go and just got another error message. help! Smiley Happy Smiley Happy