Additionally the tech gave me instruction as to how to actually use the available bonus bytes. He directed me to www.programmanager.com which would allow me to automatically download movies etc during this time. I went to the site only to discover that the URL is just parked, and up for sale or rent. There is nothing there. Grrrrr! Like I said completely in(frickin)ept!Download Scheduling and Video Recording Tools
Free Download Manager: http://freedownloadmanager.org/
Internet Download Manager: Free to Try, $25 to keep. http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/
Firefox Download Helper Add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/
Folx Download Manager For Mac: http://mac.eltima.com/download-manager.html
PlayOn Streaming Video Recorder: https://www.playon.tv/
Replay Video Capture: http://applian.com/replay-video-capture/
I was on the phone over half an hour yesterday trying to resolve other issues like forming a RELIABLE connection. The tech was nice but completely inept and as I guessed, solved nothing. Frankly put, I could care less about the download speed, all I want is a R-E-L-I-A-B-L-E connection not having to continually reload pages.I'm re-reading this just now as the "main" problem you were writing about, and the rest was just further aggravation. Let us know how we can help.
In closing I honestly feel that this company does not care about this so called SERVICE they provide.They (HughesNet) created this User Help Forum. Let us (other users) know how we can help.
This is a link to the previous version of the status meter, version 6.2. Some people have been having issues with the recently released version 6.5.