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Cruising along nicely! Satellite Receive Signal Strength Improved

@LizJust an update and personal observation.

My download speeds have greatly improved both yesterday and today.

I also noticed my Satellite Receive Signal Strength has also picked up and is now back into the high 90's (99 & 100 at last check).

Last week they were in the very low 80's.


For the case anyone is wondering, I've had NO 'fix', re-point or any other type of update issued to my modem.


From my personal observation (regardless of what an actual speed test comes back with) when it comes to downloading/streaming video content and/or the time it takes certain webpages to fully download (those containing alot of images), I'm cruising right along.

No buffering (at 360p 480p resolutions) or initial delays when starting video content.

Webpages, especially those with large, multiple graphics, are downloading without any noticeable problems or delay.


I do have to point out that some of the more recent speed test that I've performed via have been a little 'wonky' in my opinion...

Alot of the results don't seem to coinicide or reflect what it is that I'm actually experiencing.

Test results will vary greatly in just a 5-10 minute span. Some results may come back super low while all the time I 'feel' like my speeds are cruising right along, and then the opposite will occur...test result will show that my speeds are fast when I 'feel' like I'm crawling based on how slow content is taking to download stream. has also, just in this pastweeks or so, stop recognizing my provider as being HughesNet and simply comes back now as 'unknown' (not sure what that's about or if makes a difference, but I found it kinda odd)


Although I understand that is the preferred website for testing speeds, I personally don't think the results here in these past few days have been an accurate reflection of what I'm actually experiencing and as such I'm not going to waste any more of my data running tests from that least until they fix it.


What ever it is that your doing HughesNet team...keep up the good work!


Thank you for your observations, bare65!


Our engineers have also noticed speed tests becoming wonky lately. It seems TMN made a change on their end that affects the speed test results. Engineering is looking into making an adjustment to account for this change. So in the meantime we're open to alternate speed test sites (except which behaves oddly with the Video Data Saver, apparently). 

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I think, for right now, my own good judgement is the best speed test out there, LOL!

It's very reliable! Smiley Tongue


For example..

If I attempt to stream a uTube video of Willie Nelson performing "city of New Orleans" (length 4:53) at 144p..and it takes 3 or more minutes to start playing and then buffers every 10 seconds or so..then HOUSTON! We have a problem!




If I attempt to stream a uTube video of Johnny Cash performing "Legend of John Henry's Hammer" (length 8:26) at 480p (like I'm doing right now) and it immediatley starts playing, and there is no buffering of any kind...well, needless to say, this tells me that my download speeds are cruising right along with Johnny Cash riding shotgun. ROFL!


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It's pretty much a safe bet to say, don't try using anymore...  About the only one that's even remotely usable is and that's only if you are testing to a server that's able to deliver the bandwidth needed for testing.

Lately my scores have been twice as high as TMN, and my router logs reflect this as being correct.  Router will show ~25Mbps on, and just moments later Ill try TMN and barely get 3Mbps on TMN, and sometimes 2Gbps bursts at the start on tmn.

According to TMN,
Hughes Network Systems fastest download speed in the last 30 days: 537.8 Mbps

Hughes Network Systems fastest upload speed in the last 30 days: 75.1 Mbps


If those are not some 'wonky' results, I don't know what is.....LOL!

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@bare65 wrote:

Hughes Network Systems fastest download speed in the last 30 days: 537.8 Mbps

Hughes Network Systems fastest upload speed in the last 30 days: 75.1 Mbps


If only!  😮 

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