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Gen 5 speeds are slowing down

Honorary Alumnus

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down

@jc2

The purpose of a speed test is to measure a user's baseline system performance under a controlled set of conditions and to compare that baseline performance to that of other users.

Those conditions are to run the tests with a single computer directly connected via Ethernet cable while having a single browser open to testmy.net.

Running the test while connected via wireless introduces to many variables that fall outside the purpose of running speed tests: To determine and document baseline system performance levels.

 

As to the Hughes HT2000w Modem/Router/WiFi "combo-unit" .....

Hughes has been making Modems with rudimentary "router" functions ... for years. The HT2000w is the first however to offer wireless function so some bugs are to be expected.

 

Beyond that ... not all routers are created equal, not all router wireless functions are created equal.

I would consider the router and wireless functions of the HT2000w to be very "basic".

 

The built-in WiFi capacity offers a degree of convenience to the less experienced user but at the cost of performance and enhanced function and features.

 

I can think of a number of reasons not to use the router/radio portion of the HT2000w

A router is a "tool" and as the old saying goes: "Use the best tool for the job at hand."

 

There is no way that I would give up the performance and feature set of my Asus RT-AC3100 in favor of the "plain vanilla" HT2000w router/WiFi.

 

Don't like the router/WiFi performance of the Modems internal functions? Then don't use it .... add your own router that meets your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

jc2
Sophomore

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down

My point is that 3 months ago I was getting the same fast speeds out of the HT2000W as with the Netgear. So l know it's capable. What happened? I can go back to using the Netgear but was hoping to get the HT2000W back up to speed.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down

Wireless is fickle at best.

The HT2000w is a work in progress at this point and firmware updates to address some wireless issues are in the works.

The Netgear has external antenna, the HT2000w doesn't

The Netgear, being a single device may shield better than the more tightly packed HT2000w

 

In my opinion the wirelees functions of the HT2000w are not yet ready for Prime-Time.

My advice: Use the best personal router that you can afford that supplies the features you need ... muli-freguency performance, distance/radiation pattern, data tracking ......

 

You can't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse and a sow's ear is what the wireless perfomance of the HT2000w is at this point.

 

 

 

 

jc2
Sophomore

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down

Well I guess that's as good of an answer as I'm going to get.
Assistant Professor

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down


@Gwalk900 wrote:

Wireless is fickle at best.

The HT2000w is a work in progress at this point and firmware updates to address some wireless issues are in the works.

The Netgear has external antenna, the HT2000w doesn't

The Netgear, being a single device may shield better than the more tightly packed HT2000w

 

In my opinion the wirelees functions of the HT2000w are not yet ready for Prime-Time.

My advice: Use the best personal router that you can afford that supplies the features you need ... muli-freguency performance, distance/radiation pattern, data tracking ......

 

You can't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse and a sow's ear is what the wireless perfomance of the HT2000w is at this point.

 

 

 

 


Amen. I like my own router with regular firmware updates that I have control over. And both my bands work perfectly. I'm still a fan of 5 GHz BTW, if nothing else for keeping things compartmentalised. It reaches out fine in my modest sized home.

Distinguished Professor III

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down

@jc2

 

This is a copy/paste of a reply I posted to someone else (I changed the name to higroove in the post) last week, but it will apply to you, too.  It's regarding testmy.net test results that are NOT yours showing up on YOUR Results page...  

 

 

Though this doesn't really have anything to do with the topic at hand, I figured I'd mention this only for your personal knowledge.  

 

When YOU click Results when signed in at testmy.net it takes you to the page of YOUR test results.  One of the annoying things about this page is that it often contains test results from other people, and that's due to the shared IP addresses by HughesNet.  The way to get rid of these so that you only see YOUR tests is by going to the bottom left of the results box and clicking on the option that says "Exclude tests taken on your connection ID that are not logged under higroove."  This will get rid of those tests that aren't yours.  When others look at your results, though, they only see YOUR tests, and not the others.  So, like mentioned, this is just for your own benefit, but it can allay any confusion when it includes tests that weren't run by you.    

 

I just figured I'd mention it as I find the default of having other tests on the same connection ID showing to be annoying as can be.  

 

The box to click on is here....

 

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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down


@BirdDog wrote:

 

Amen. I like my own router with regular firmware updates that I have control over. And both my bands work perfectly. I'm still a fan of 5 GHz BTW, if nothing else for keeping things compartmentalised. It reaches out fine in my modest sized home.

I normally only use the HT2000W's WiFi when I connect my laptop or notebook, and that's normally only to keep them up to date.  It's also always within five feet of the modem when I do so.  But, if I used WiFi on a regular basis, I would almost assuredly use my own router, which I know works very well and has always given me the same speed as a LAN connection.  


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Assistant Professor

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down

And my router has 3 external antennae which are definitely better than a single internal antenna that I assume the 2000 has. Would bet the transmit power is quite a bit higher on my personal router also.

 

Anyone have the actual specs on the wireless side of the HT2000W like transmit power, receive sensitivity, signal db diagram, etc.?

jc2
Sophomore

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down

GabeU I'm not sure if you were talking to me about the testmy.net results but those higroove results are mine. I used to get the same speeds with the HT2000W as I did with a LAN connection and my Netgear router but now the HT2000W speeds have been cut in half. That's the whole point of this post. I was hoping someone could tell me WHY it slowed down and could it be fixed.
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Gen 5 speeds are slowing down

@jc2

 

Yes, the post was to you, hence the @jc2 at the beginning.   

 

I know what your question is and I can't answer it.  Like has been said, WiFi has a lot of things than can affect it.  Interference is a big one.  Though the upcoming fix is primarily targeted at the 5Ghz radio problems, perhaps it will help with this issue, as well.    

 

I was only giving you the info regarding the testmy.net results for your own benefit.  Too many times I've seen people post about speed results that aren't theirs, but they THINK they are theirs because they are showing on their results page.  Excluding any tests that are on the same IP, but that YOU didn't run, can help to avoid that in the future.  

 

Again, this was only for your benefit, but you'd be better off doing what I suggested in the post so you only see YOUR results when looking at them and not a bunch of other people's, too (if not now, in the future).    


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