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Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

Zap
Freshman

Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

The moderators claim that there is a known problem with beam 68 having slow speeds in the evenings.  I am curious if it is more wide-spread than that.  So, if you are having slow speeds in the evenings, please post your evening speeds (using testmy.net) and your beam number.  Some slowdown is to be expected when more people are using the internet in the evenings, so I am particularly interested in those who are consistently getting less than 70% of advertised speed; that is less than 17 Mbs.

 

To determine what spot beam you are on, go to your router settings at http://systemcontrolcenter.com/#!/home/information and look in the box labeled Satellite.

 

My speed test results are http://testmy.net/quickstats/Tachos

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Associate Professor

Re: Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

So, what beam are you on, and which bird?  Gen5 refers to two different satelites.  Beam 31 on one, is in an entirely different area than beam 31 on another one.
Also, in the past, it has been Hughes policy to only investigate if speeds drop below 60% on average.


Echostar 19 - Beam 66 - http://testmy.net/stats/?&t=u&l=500&z=30&q=C0RR0SIVE

Zap
Freshman

Re: Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

EchoStar 19 is Gen5

EchoStar 17 is Gen4

Unless you are saying that EchoStar 17 has the throughput capacity to be updated (with new firmware or something) for Gen5 speeds.

 

https://www.hughesnet.com/whats-new/satellite-launch

 

But, to be specific, I am on EchoStar 19 beam 68.

Associate Professor

Re: Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

Echostar17 is capable of having Gen5 service plans sold on it, there are many people with Gen5 service as is, on Echostar17.  While capacity hasn't increased for the bird, it's used as an alternative for Echostar 19 if there are LOS issues, or if a beam doesn't cover particular areas.

Gen5, as I said, is nothing more than a level of service...

Gen4 = Spaceway 3 + Echostar 17

Gen5 = Echostar 17 + Echostar 19


Echostar 17 has always been capable of handling ~30Mbps provided load was low.

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

Edit:  Was already answered in above post.  


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Sophomore

Re: Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

Yes slow speeds in the evening, usually still usable but not always, streaming may not really work for about 3 hours in the evening. 

 

Speeds in the single digits sometimes and teens sometimes.

 

Beam 55, echostar 19

 

Associate Professor

Re: Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

@timandjodi

For the most part as of recently, the speedtest results on your testmy.net account show that you are getting at least 60% of your plan speeds, very rarely does it dip, and it appears you perform another test almost immediately afterwards that has a far higher speed.

Sophomore

Re: Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

yes your right, for the most part the speeds have been really good.  and your also right that if I get a speed that seems off, I'll retest and often it is higher.  

 

however it is still slower for a few hours in the evening, I haven't noticed much of an issue just web browsing but streaming can become unwatchable or very annoying.

Sophomore

Re: Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?

oh and just for fun..... the other night I tested and a few seconds later I looked up at the screen and it was 500-something!?  I retested and it was normal, but that skewed the heck out of my average Smiley Happy

 

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Do you have Gen 5 with slow evening speeds?


@timandjodi wrote:

oh and just for fun..... the other night I tested and a few seconds later I looked up at the screen and it was 500-something!?  I retested and it was normal, but that skewed the heck out of my average Smiley Happy 


I saw that.  You can delete that result, if you want.   While signed in and on your Results page, you can tick the little box next to that test and click on the box witht he red x at the top of the boxes.  It will give you a little warning at tht top of the page about deleting the test, but just click okay and it will delete it.  Like so (just an example from my own Results page)....

 

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