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Freshman

New Gen 5

Hello,

I am a new customer that just got Gen 5 installed yesterday. Last night while my wife and I were using it we noticed things were very slow. Before getting the service I  did my research and knew that everyone here uses Testmy so i ran a 12 MB test a few times, and my results were all below 2 Mb, one result going below 1 Mb. While on your forums I came across another person that had bandwidth issues with Gen 5 and it turns out they were pointed at the wrong satellite. Could this be my issue? how could I tell which one I am pointed at? Any help would be great. Sorry for the two post, it was suggested I create my own topic.

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Re: New Gen 5

Hi Roseht,

 

Thank you again for replying to my PM and working with us to address your concerns. All the details are in my last PM to you. Please don't hesitate to contact us again if you have any additional concerns, we're glad to help.

 

 

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Associate Professor

Re: New Gen 5

If you visit http://systemcontrolcenter.com and click system status, then look under system status at IP Gateway Association State, it will say something like "Associated (Data IPGW - xx#########)" the XX should be J1 or J2, which indicates what satellite you are pointed to.

As far as what satellite you are pointed to, it's decided by Hughesnet for load balancing purposes, we don't have a real say in which satellite we will get pointed to, especially once J1 load is reduced in an area.  But, most all installs should be JupiterII only unless the installer can not get a LOS to JupiterII, then they can use Jupiter1 if I am not mistaken - would require Liz or someone that does installs to confirm that.

In order to help the Hughesnet Customer Service Reps get a head start on your speed concerns, you should create a testmy.net account and perform 3-5 tests during different parts of the day, all using a 12MB manual download test. Then share the account results link with us here.

Please keep in mind that Hughesnet will only accept testmy.net and the official Hughesnet speed test results. Tests from other sites like speedtest.net are not accepted due to the compression technologies and latency that satellite deploys.

Most important points:
-do the tests while directly connected to the HughesNet modem with a LAN cable (NO ROUTER or Wireless devices)
-use the 12MB size download test file
-space each test at least 5 minutes apart
-post your results URL here, it may look something like http://testmy.net/quickstats/C0RR0SIVE


For a more in depth guide on running the tests, please visit: http://customer.kb.hughesnet.com/Pages/7001.aspx

The Reps are on M-F from approximately 8AM to 5PM Eastern.

Junior

Re: New Gen 5


@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Most important points:
-do the tests while directly connected to the HughesNet modem with a LAN cable (NO ROUTER or Wireless devices)


Since the Gen 5 modem has the router built in how will the diagnostics such as this change?  Tech Support seemed to always point their finger at the router as being the problem (probably with cause), I'm just curious how it being part of the modem will complicate the troubleshooting.

Associate Professor

Re: New Gen 5

Should probably state no third party router or wifi... We are using macros and I haven't had time to update them or come up with new testing methods.

Freshman

Re: New Gen 5

Thanks for the information C0RR0SIVE, I just checked and it says I am connected to Echostar 17. I'll run the speed test tonight, but I believe I am supposed to be connected to Echostar 19? As far as LOS I live on top of a hill, and dish is on my roof with the nearest obstruction being .5 miles away. When signing up I signed up for full Gen 5, seems I am on the old Satellite which to my understanding is under heavy load.

Freshman

Re: New Gen 5

Thanks for the information C0RR0SIVE, I just checked and it says I am connected to Echostar 17. I'll run the speed test tonight, but I believe I am supposed to be connected to Echostar 19? As far as LOS I live on top of a hill, and dish is on my roof with the nearest obstruction being .5 miles away. When signing up I signed up for full Gen 5, seems I am on the old Satellite which to my understanding is under heavy load.

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Associate Professor

Re: New Gen 5

Hrm, I am not aware of them selling Gen5 service on Echostar 17 just yet...  Should only be Echostar 19... But the slow speeds are kind of expected right now with Echostar 17 since its pretty much overloaded... I personally wouldn't bother with speedtests unless I wanted to make a record of what I am seeing for now, as they wont be of much use currently..

 @Liz, do you have any insight on why he/she would be on Echostar 17 instead of Echostar19?

Freshman

Re: New Gen 5

Thanks for the quick response I appreciate it, I'll wait for Liz to respond.
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Re: New Gen 5

Good morning Roseht,

 

Welcome and thanks for posting. I was able to pull up your account and confirm that you are on EchoStar 17, which is odd. Let me investigate further as to why. As C0RR0SIVE indicated, we're not yet providing Gen 5 plans via EchoStar 17.

 

Your cooperation, patience, and understanding are much appreciated.

 

 

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Freshman

Re: New Gen 5

Thanks for the update. I'm sure it's well known but it was very slow again last night, hoping this can be resolved soon.