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Gen 5: Upload Speeds. What is Normal?

Tutor

Gen 5: Upload Speeds. What is Normal?

My download speeds are pretty good.  No real complaints (except that the system doesn't work during severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Smiley Wink  But, my upload speeds have always been slow.  Last three testmy.com upload speeds have been mid-upper 2Mbps.  This week I bought a Wyze Cam Pan.  It works on wifi.  There is a lot of buffering espeically when I try to stream the camera via Google Home Hub.  When I'm out and using mobile data to view the Dingo I also have buffering issues.  I think if my upload speeds were just a little faster, I'd have no buffering problems.  Download speed is usually in the 40+Mbps range.  Right now it's 46Mbps on testmy.  Surely my upload speeds should be faster than 2.5-2.9Mbps

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Professor

Re: Gen 5: Upload Speeds. What is Normal?

The max upload speed for HN is 3 Mbps. 

Tutor

Re: Gen 5: Upload Speeds. What is Normal?

Geeze, I think it's time they upped the upload speed  for  us Smiley Surprised   Is anyone here using security cams and satisfied with the way they work?  I'm taking a pretty big hit on my data limit.  I thought I could keep the dat local by using a SD card but I  must be doing something wrong! Smiley Surprised  Looking like this is going back to Amazon.  

Assistant Professor

Re: Gen 5: Upload Speeds. What is Normal?

The 3Mbps speed is sufficient for security cams. The problem is the latency and possibly the double-nat. As I understand it, cam systems that attempt to use a direct remote connection will not work well because you're essentially behind a firewall. You have to use a system that uploads to an intermediate cloud and remote-view from the cloud.

 

Edit: And then you may have the issue of delays caused by the ground station's upstream provider, which seems to be everywhere nowadays.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Freshman

Re: Gen 5: Upload Speeds. What is Normal?

It is common knowledge that security systems DO NOT WORK with satellite systems because of the latency.
Professor

Re: Gen 5: Upload Speeds. What is Normal?

This should be on a t-shirt. Smiley Happy

 

Skiporgnk wrote:
It is common knowledge that security systems DO NOT WORK with satellite systems because of the latency.

 

 

Tutor

Re: Gen 5: Upload Speeds. What is Normal?

Thanks everyone.  I realize a security camera isn't recommended for use with our systems.  I bought this mostly for "fun" to see what the Dingo does when I'm away from the house.  But with the major hit my data is taking, the drain on my phone's battery and the fact that it kills my car's Sync media center, I've decided to send it back to Amazon.  I think it was more of an impulse buy more than anything.  Internet latency...The price one pays for having horses and cows for neighbors instead of people Smiley Wink

Assistant Professor

Re: Gen 5: Upload Speeds. What is Normal?

If it were common knowledge I wouldn't have to constantly repeat my spiel on latency. 😉


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.