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Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

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Junior

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

Appreciate you too; 

Bkeeper

Junior

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

Hi Moderators,Tutors; 

Know you are not interested and really don't care, but, thought I'd let you know.

Report on this last weekend;

This past weekend was (as they have been lately) not a good one for streaming.  Actually, Saturday was not too bad.  Speed stayed right around 1Mbps. to 3Mbps, most of the day, which was just enough that there was only a little buffering.

There was one time, in the evening Saturday, when we had to use my daughter's phone's “hot-spot” to watch the end of a video.  Hughes was just buffering too much – every 30-40 seconds.

I didn't even try very much to stream with Hughes on Sunday.

According to those in the know (Hughes moderators and tutors) we will just have to get used to the poor streaming during prime time.

This is from a posting (reply) to me a few days ago from CORROSIVE (One of Hughes tutors).

“Not sure what HughesNet can do, the Ultra plan no longer exists, and Jupiter One is "at capacity", which mostly means that it has been oversold.  The only thing you can do is wait things out and hope enough people on your beam/gateway assignment decide to jump to Jupiter II, or wait to see if Hughes offers Ultra like plans on Jupiter II”.

 

So, right now I am “waiting things out and hoping”.  Will let you know in a few days what is happening.

Thanks,

Bkeeper

Junior

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

Hi;

It is about 9:00 p.m. - prime streaming time for my wife and myself.  Which we have not been able to do for a while now.  

I just ran a speed test - download speed was 1.75 Mbps on your website and only

422 Kbps on testmy site.  

I understand the problems and am "waiting and hoping" for things to get better.  But I am wondering if you have any idea of how much longer we are going to have to "wait and hope".  This is really getting old.

Thanks

Bkeeper

Distinguished Professor I

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!


bkeeper1 wrote:

 

I understand the problems and am "waiting and hoping" for things to get better.  But I am wondering if you have any idea of how much longer we are going to have to "wait and hope".  This is really getting old.

 


 

If you are referring to seeing a difference due to the load being lightened by people moving from the ES17 satellite to the ES19 satellite (Gen4 to Gen5), I would expect it to be months, realistically.  It not only depends on overall load, but probably even more so, the load on your gateway and individual beam.

 

It's one of the reasons I'm upgrading to Gen5.  My peak speeds have always been lower, but they have been dropping more as of late, sometimes to sub 1Mbps levels.

   


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Junior

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

Hi;

Just ran three tests at testmy site.  Between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

They were as follows;

Test 1. 404 Kbps.  Hughes network

Test 2. 5.63 Mbps.   AT&T - my daughter's hotspot

Test 3. 545 Kbps.   Hughes network

I would prefer to stay with Hughes -- but if this is going to run into months.....

Please - can anything be done?

Bkeeper

 

Junior

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

Another week gone by --SAME STORY -- Slow in evenings - constant buffering (thank goodness for my daughter and her cell phone "hotspot").  Sure am not getting the service I am paying for, - doesn't seem right, you'd think they would at least adjust the cost.  Still have no complaint with Hughes (except for the last few weeks) -- if they could only fix the speed problem and I didn't feel like they were ignoring me.  

Senior

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

I just upgraded to Gen5. It is FAST!

 

I spoke to the installer about how slow Gen4 is. He said that it is completely full and will continue to be slow until people upgrade to Gen5. Therefore, if you want speed, you must upgrade because there is no telling how long it will take for enough people to upgrade for you to regain your speed.


This is probably why people are not getting help concerning their slow speed. There is nothing that they can do at this time.

Associate Professor

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

Yeup... That's why even forum regulars have mostly backed out of Jupiter One speed issues... nothing can be done till enough users actually upgrade, and if someone needs immediate relief it's suggested they upgrade... Of course those on Gen4 Ultra might get upset by that statement... Fact is simple, nothing can be done.

Junior

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

Hi:

Seems like you're the only one that is not ignoring me - that has been the most irritating and upsetting part of this whole mess. The moderators/techs act as if they just hope the problem will go away if they don't do anything. Even just a note once a week to say they are still on the job would help.

 

I recognize the problem and am still wishing and hoping.

 

Would like to go to Gen5 -- but can't afford the extra (average over the next two years) almost $500 per year.  AND how do I know the problem wont resurface with Gen5?  The fine print still reads the same.  I kept my end of the bargain and payed for the service every month.  What about Hughes?

 

At least this last week was slightly better - most (not all) of the time I was able to stream Netflix with little or no buffering -- But, in the evening - don't try anything else!  Most of the time the speed stayed above 1.0 Mbps,  didn't drop into the Kbps.  Just barely enough to stream Netflix and not much else. Still VERY slow, not what I signed up for years ago.  Daytime speed had a definite improvement.

 

Will let you know what happens next week.

Thanks

Senior

Re: Problem AGAIN with speed in evening!

bkeeper,

 

What plan and modem do you have now? How much are you paying now? Did you call HughesNet to find out if they can give you a deal?

 

I called them and got a really good deal as far as the new modem for Gen5. I am on the 20/50 plan which is $49.99 for the first year. After that it goes to $69.99. My plan under Gen4 was $79.99 for 15/50.

 

It is clear that your speed is not going to change for quite a while.