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loveoldtrux
Sophomore

I am moving from Gen 4 to Gen 5

Well, wish me luck, all.  Since It "looks / appears" Windows 7 won't send me needed updates for the OS (no need for wannacry malware); I have chosen to buy Win 10 PRO 64 and will be installing it this weekend on a fresh SSD. 

 

I just called Hughesnet and have a tech coming out on the 30th to install the Gen 5 modem and repoint the dish (new satellite, evidently for Gen 5?...).  So.... hopefully Tuesday afternoon I should be able to start getting M'soft updates AND hopefully running a lot faster with Window 10.

 

Been reading a little bit about "leaks"..... I hope they don't bite ME, too!!....

 

If anybody has some free suggestions, I'm all ears...... Smiley Happy

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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Congrats!  My move to Gen 5 was just fine and I had no issues, though to me the Web is slower on Gen 5 than on Gen 4, but the objective speed is higher. 

 

Good luck with everything!

BirdDog
Assistant Professor

I can certainly understand those with lower plans at higher cost switching to Gen5 in a heartbeat. I'm a lucky one with Ultra Plan on Gen4 so no real reason to switch for me.

 

Also good to hear people are jumping to the new satellite as it means less load on J1 satellite.

 

Just the other side of the coin. Certainly an advatage for some to move to the new satellite and some to stay on older one. I'm hoping things reach a balance where everyone gets peak spead and performance. My speed has been excellent of late.

 

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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

"I'm a lucky one with Ultra Plan on Gen4 so no real reason to switch for me."

 

I got on the 50/50 plan for Gen 5. Very happy with that!!

BirdDog
Assistant Professor


@maratsade wrote:

"I'm a lucky one with Ultra Plan on Gen4 so no real reason to switch for me."

 

I got on the 50/50 plan for Gen 5. Very happy with that!!


Yep, that's Gen4 Ultra and pretty sweet. We could probably get by with the 30/50 Gen5 plan but no reason to switch right now when Ultra on Gen4 for $90 plus out of contract.

 

People, please keep going to the new satellite. Smiley Very Happy

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

@loveoldtrux

 

Sounds good.  I hope it works well for you.  The upgrade to Gen5 was great for me, both in making my Windows 10 updates download considerably faster (hours vs minutes) and the general increase in speed and ability to watch Youtube videos much more smoothly.  I also like the fact that the HT2000W has built in WiFi.  It's quite basic, but it's been good enough for my use.  It's less clutter without having to use my old Netgear (which was also quite basic).  The range is also about the same, too.   

 

With regard to them repointing the dish, they point it to the Echostar 19, which is the new satellite.  

 

I, too, seem to be using a little more data than I did with Gen4, but I think it's more along the lines of the Smart Technologies of Gen5 not compressing the data quite as much as the same did with Gen4.  I'm sure it's a by product of the new technologies used with Gen5, and with the added speed and generally better experience with Gen5, plus getting more data for less money, I can take using a few more MBs on average.    

 

With that said, I can say for certain that Hughesnet has never charged me for more data than I've actually used.  I've got Glasswire installed on my three machines and I always keep an eye on my usage.  

   

 


Ryzen 5 3400G | MSI B450M Pro-M2 MAX | 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 | XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe | Windows 10 Pro

To all:

 

Thank you for your comments / tips.  I have DL'd glasswire so I can watch what's going on when the Gen 5 modem is installed.  I went out and looked at the longitudes of Echostar 17 & 19... looks like they're pretty close.  My dish is "in the clear" for 17 and looks like it will be the same for 19.  Got the 32 GB of ram installed today; Quad Core I-5 should be coming in tomorrow to replace the pokey Pentium, Win 10 to come in on Friday.  With the new modem being installed on Tuesday and dish re-pointed, I should be off to being able to do my Microsoft Updates without a problem. 

32GB of RAM is overkill unless your doing some serious video editing...  Pushing 32GB I almost always want ECC anymore... Thank Jeebus AMD offers ECC support on consumer grade processors.

cchris465
New Poster

GEN4 usage was approx 20GB per month. Moved to GEN5, and used 50GB in 22 days, so the rest of the period was much slower, but still usable except for NETFLIX. Major disappointment. The data leakage is real. Maybe the video compression is not working (although during this pe3riod very little video was viewede, and no movies were viewed). It would also be nice if the HUGHESS NET Usage Meter would work in WIN10 64-bit machines.

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV


@cchris465 wrote:

 It would also be nice if the HUGHESS NET Usage Meter would work in WIN10 64-bit machines.


It works just fine in Windows 10 64 bit machines.  

 


Ryzen 5 3400G | MSI B450M Pro-M2 MAX | 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 | XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe | Windows 10 Pro
maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

" It would also be nice if the HUGHESS NET Usage Meter would work in WIN10 64-bit machines."

 

I have two Win 10 64-bit machines and the meter works with both.

loveoldtrux
Sophomore

Well, the install tech called and wanted to install the Gen 5 modem TODAY.  He left about an hour ago.. all was ho-hum.  No problems with the installlation.... I was using his Gen 5 before he came back in the room.  I like the usage meter in the taskbar & ESPECIALLY like the 20GB of available data to use for the next 4 days (my billing period ends in 4 days)!! 

 

Loaded Glasswire... don't know how to really "use" it, yet... but looks like it could be a useful tool.

 

Will keep 'ya update;

Mark

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

@loveoldtrux

 

With regard to Glasswire, make sure to change the options to "Incoming & Outgoing" and "External".  The options are to the upper right of the circle graph while in the Usage tab.  Incoming & Outgoing so it counts both download and upload, just as HughesNet does, and External so it only measures data being transferred by the internet and not data being transferred back and forth inside your computer.  

 

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Ryzen 5 3400G | MSI B450M Pro-M2 MAX | 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 | XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe | Windows 10 Pro

Thanks, GabeU!!  Done.  Will keep 'ya updated.. Man Happy

No data leaks here, guys.  Thrilled to find the new win 10 load on the new Samsung 500 GB SSD boots in about 5 seconds (if THAT long) and I love the new feel / design of Win 10 compared to Win 7 ( not bashing Win 7, mind you.... I just had to update to Win 10 to get updates, which started this whole thing Man Happy).  Norton, Windows and all other apps update GREAT and QUICKLY in the background - this is the way a home computer SHOULD work!!

 

Love the Hughesnet Usage Meter in the taskbar, love that slick application "glasswire"; watching EXACTLY what's going on in the background, love getting my updates QUICKLY!!  Gen 5 modem works just dandy.

 

I have not retired yet.... so I turn on / log in / use the system 3-4 days a week - otherwise it remains off.  Maybe when I retire in 3-4 months I'll use the system less..... maybe I'll use it more.  20GB of download data seems to be great for me as I don't watch a lot of streaming.

 

See you out in the Matrix somewhere....

Mark