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New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)


@TYGRHobbes wrote:

It's odd, things got better for a while but this week speeds went down across the board. Even in the wee hours of the morning it was below 10Mbps when before I've been getting over 30Mbps consistanly. The sub 500Kbps speeds have been starting earlier and continuing later into the evening as well, now lasting until 12am or later. Could the holiday week be causing this?

 

https://testmy.net/quickstats/TYGRHobbes


Almost assuredly due to Christmas.  Everybody and their brother, and their fourth cousin twice removed, using data since Sunday and Monday with thier new toys and gadgets.  My speeds tanked, as well.    


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Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)

Oh wow, just logged my slowest download speed to date.  I had seen some 12k uploads... frequent 15k... but downloads normally were at least in the 100 range.  Just logged a 75K.  Oy!!!

 

TJ

 

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)

@macsociety

 

Just....wow.  A litlte slower and you'll be able to make the often heard "it's like dialup" claim an actual fact. And then it's on to "it's worse than dialup."  I hope you don't end up proving that one.  SMH.  

 

That's beyond awful.  With that someone couldn't even justify it costing three or four times as much as dialup because it's at least three or four times faster than dialup.  That's not even twice as fast.  It just keeps getting worse and worse for you.  Smiley Sad 


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Junior

Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)

I was at 97Kbps last night at 9pm, the slowest it's ever been.

Advanced Tutor

Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)

*cough* Kinda throws the whole Christmas theory out the window huh?

 

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)


@bare65 wrote:

*cough* Kinda throws the whole Christmas theory out the window huh?

 


Not necessarily.  People don't only use their new gadgets at Christmastime.  


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Advanced Tutor

Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)

@GabeU

Actually I was being a little sarcastic last night in reply to something that you actually wrote just 2 weeks ago on this very thread in response to the slow speeds.. LOL! (sorry)

 

Two weeks ago (if you scroll back and look) you wrote the following reply in response to @TYGRHobbes question about whether this slowdown was related to the holiday season.

"Almost assuredly due to Christmas.  Everybody and their brother, and their fourth cousin twice removed, using data since Sunday and Monday with thier new toys and gadgets.  My speeds tanked, as well"

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Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)

Hi macsociety,

 

Please check your private messages in the top right corner of the community page as I've sent you a PM to further address your concerns.

 

Thanks,
Liz

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Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)

Appointment has been set by local dealer to come out and point my dish back to Sat 17.   They did not say they will replace the dish though.  Mine is the older Gen 4 dish so not sure what size it is.  When they installed Gen 5 they just pointed my same dish at ES19 and slapped a new modem on back in September.  Anyway, will know Monday night if this makes things better or not.

 

Hoping for the best.

TJ

Junior

Re: New Gen 5 owner in Northern California (slow as molasses)

Same here

 

EDIT: So far so good. 20Mbps+ on ES17 Beam 3