Tonight was the first night I was really able to sit down and use my internet for a long period of time. And after my first test run I could use some help tweaking some things.It went, ok, on the download end, 6-7mbps all night. Things worsened with my ping and upload speed, however.
I tested my speed over a dozen times from trying different tweaks but nothing worked, over half my tests were using an Ethernet cable and had the wireless connections disabled but it changed nothing.
I play games over the internet(please, no lectures on satellite internet and gaming, I don't play latency-focused games, I play turn-based and board games and etc.) and use the program Discord to talk to my friends. My last isp handled this almost perfectly, but a slight speed boost would make my situation golden, so now I'm with Hughesnet. Discord keeps track of your ping and I noticed something odd about mine tonight.
It would hover around the expected 600-700 ms ping zone, but every few seconds it would tick up to 1000ms or 2000ms and then go back down. And it did this all night in a clear pattern. Games I normally have no issues with were TERRIBLE. I couldn't even stay connected to my friends. I have to assume this is an upload speed error, all Hughesnet plans advertise 3mbps upload speeds, and while I know this can vary per customer location, on my last isp I had no problem having an upload speed of 1.5-2mb constant.
So I'm just wondering if this is a common problem for new customers and the community has some solutions, or if some Hughesnet reps have some suggestions.
I'm also wondering if some tweaks to my router settings might fix this. I altered some settings but nothing got a noticeable change out of my speeds.
I switched to Hughesnet for the cheaper price and promise of faster speeds, so hopefully this gets resolved...
It should be noted those speedtest results with .99 and 1mb upload speed were my best ones. Normally my upload speed was around .77-.89mb.
Ive tried few things with mine that helped ,keep in mind hughes runs a private ip:addresses which causes moderaate or strict NAT type our latency issues tech with isp needs to clear up tho ive had no luck with them . These are the steps i have taken in the router set your pc or main used system xbox,exc... as Dmz host ,or DHCP , DISABLE qos , change one of the dns numbers for what your trying to do pc works best with 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206 google dns but make sure to leave one by your isp just in case there are a few things outside of this i have done my upload runs from 4.0-6.0 range but for gaming latency is the issue about 4 month at least this has been a big issue that needs fix by hughes . If i am wrong on this being a fix someone correct me i have at least 25hrs solid in port mapping and exc... to bring speeds up
Thank you Daytona2013, I tried your suggestions and I think they definitely helped, I'm seeing quicker response times in my SpeedTests, it starts the tests quicker and I reach my peak speeds faster but the upload speed remains stuck bouncing between .80-.90mbps. I have to assume the upload speed isn't a hard cap by Hughesnet since I can get it to fluctuate between .70 and 1.01 if I'm lucky.
keep in mind hughes runs a private ip:addresses which causes moderaate or strict NAT type our latency issues tech with isp needs to clear up tho ive had no luck with them .
Thank you especially for this info. It is a huge missing piece to this puzzle. WHY on Earth would they be using private ip addresses? That sounds like so much more work for them for no reason and a way for a billion more things to go wrong. Ugh. Hopefully a Hughesnet rep gets here soon and can offer more solutions.
There is no escuse to have your nat type restricted by your ISP.
Ive looked this matter up to since i was an excede customer and tho there data plans unless you get lucky and get umlimited was killer in cost they had public ip which was more game friendly with fps .or any game with instant response oddly but there speeds are less latency around 800 with them but hughes painted a beautiful picture that became blurred during exposure . Also learned it does help with changing ip in dhcp to example 192.168.2-192.168.254 open range from current 192.168.1.0 this is newest thing i tried didnt help latency much it is more stable tho seems thats the trick is how much it bounces causes chat issues and visuals
Thanks again, when you say to change the DHCP, do you mean under router settings->advanced->LAN
Or somewhere else in server settings?
Definitely helpful advise man, thanks.
This has been my fastest result yet. Unfortunately my friends are already off for the night so I can't real-world test it. Tonight with the old advise you gave was way better than my first attempt, so I think I've almost got it configured perfectly.
I'm not gonna mark this thread as solved until some Hughesnet reps offer their take though.
You're a huge help!