Interesting, Are you saying based on your description of the gateways overloading is implying that the HughesNet Network was design with a single point of failure?
This appears to be contrary to the Internet-wide Multipath Routing Concept.
Are you saying "Closed Loop" or "Keep Alive" are causing these customers DDDD issues?
Are you saying "Closed Loop" used unnecessary bandwidth causing these customers slow traffic issues?
Nope, I'm not saying that at all.
What I am saying is that you don't seem to grasp the fact that a satellite Internet connection has more "moving parts" than a user that has a terrestrial Internet connection.
You trying to link the terminal>satellite>gateway concept to AOL is an indicator of how little information you have been able to retain.
In an effort to help you understand those "additional moving parts" I suggest you read my beams and gateways topic posted here:
As to your reference to "DDDD", which can be more accurately described as "usage by an unidentified source", there are procedures that can be utilized to identify that "unidentified source".
donagibbons, tell us, are you really a Hughesnet user or just trolling ?