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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Question regarding recent download speeds...mostly for BirdDog and Ricky, but others, too...

Is it just me, or have you noticed that the spectacular download speeds we've been getting for the last couple of months have dropped back down to around the previous speeds?  I'm not complaining, just curious if you've noticed this, too, or if you are still getting those awesome speeds?   


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BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Not so much here Gabe, my speeds are still pretty high. Have to keep in mind the system is in a constant state of flux when it comes to individual beam and gateway loading. The high speeds are nice when it comes to downloading a large file but I'm fine even with 8-10 Mbps for large files. 

Shoot, we can easily stream Netflix and YouTube at low definition when speeds are 2 Mbps, did it when I had an issue about a year ago. Maybe it was more than a year, whatever, years seem like months anymore.

Hopefully an engineer doesn't see this.  : )
Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

My speeds (beam 13) never did hit the fantastic highs some of have reported.

Mine usually run 16 to 19 Mbps on my "up to" 15 Mbps rated Ultra plan.

It may be do to beam loading as I see that Ultra is no longer offered as an option in my local area within beam13.

Still in all, mine runs well in that I very seldom "feel" a prime time slowdown.



daniel c
Sophomore

My speeds have dropped to around 5 to 8 Mbps in the afternoons. While it use to be consistent at 20. After they had the fcc rank them or whoever it was, they cut speeds back it seems like.
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Oh, sure.  That's why I mentioned that I'm not complaining, as I don't need the higher speed I was getting, I was just curious if it was happening with anyone else.  I'm back down to my low 20s, and that's fine with me.  Still double my plan.  I'm happy. 

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

I definitely get the prime time slowdowns, but unless I'm downloading a large file, which I don't normally do during those times, it doesn't bother me at all.  The lower speed I get during those times is still plenty to browse and such.  It's nearly unnoticeable.  And like I said above, I don't need the higher speeds, as I'm still getting great speeds, anyway.  I also rarely download large files, and when I do, the normal speed I get still gets the job done quickly. 

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Well, the FCC article that's often referenced is actually from 2015, but like mentioned above, and as I figured it probably was, it's most likely just normal fluctuations.  I'm sure leveling is being done on an automatic basis, so it's wasn't really unexpected.  I was just curious what was happening with other folks. 

In the evenings mine can drop considerably, sometimes even down to between 1Mbps and 2Mbps, but for general browsing, that's still plenty.   


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BirdDog
Assistant Professor

To me low 20's is still pretty high. I'm good when it is at least 60% of "up to" speed. Only reason I complained back then is I had speed well below that pretty much 24/7.
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

No doubt, the low 20's is fantastic, considering my plan is for up to 10.   And when I started Gen4, I had decided that I was going to be happy with 60% of the up to speed as well.  We that get these speeds are really lucky, to be honest.  The couple months of hitting 30s was amazing.  But, again, even with the 20s, it's still better than I could have hoped for.  Heck, when coming from 1.6Mbps, what I'm getting is awesome, considering I'm paying nearly the same. 


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HughesNetCorpor
New Member

GabeU... have you checked to see if you are 'throttled'?? 

LMAO...sorry, I couldn't resist being a smart ass 😛
going back to baking my shortbread now...och Aye! 😉
Amanda
Moderator

Traded the Ferrari in for a Mustang I see! Just kidding.. When you say recent, do you mean recent days, weeks, hours? 

Amanda
Liz
Moderator
Moderator

I wouldn't worry about the engineers. 🙂
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Ricky
Tutor

Yes I have noticed incredible speeds lately over the last several weeks. After they tweaked my beam I am flying most anytime of the day. Way over my top speed rating. But we better keep this quite. hahaha
BirdDog
Assistant Professor

But they are a sneaky bunch. 🙂
Ricky
Tutor

I don't know why but am thankful. Don't tell the engineers. Quite time. hehehehe

 http://testmy.net/quickstats/RickyYak1
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Specifically, starting on the 27th or 28th of August.  I didn't perform any speed tests on the 27th, so it may have slowed then, but the ones from the 28th on have been pretty much what they were before the speed really kicked up about a month and a half ago.  The speeds went up considerably around July 13th.  Like I said, though, I'm still getting fantastic speeds, so I'm not complaining or anything.  It was just curiosity more than anything else.  

But, with all that said, it looks like I may have spoken too soon, as it looks like they are back up there again.  LOL.  I guess just a fluctuation for a few days.  It's all good.  🙂


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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

It could be.  How do I check that?  LOL.  🙂

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Yep.  Definitely spoke too soon. 


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retdrumsgt
New Member

I just come off a company that was providing 10mbps for $59.00. The speeds ran 0.04 to up to 8mbps on occasion. But then they were off line about 40 percent of the time. So I got the 10mbps plan with Hughes and so far (2 days) I can't believe the speeds,

MacGould
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

retdrumsgt,

Just in case you are not aware (they don't usually disclose this in the sales call), for the first ten or twenty days of your service, depending on the modem you have, your data allowance will reset daily, so no matter how much data you use today, your allowance will be full again tomorrow.  Just keep an eye one it.  Some people don't watch it, end up getting used to streaming all the time and such, then on day 11 or 12 or 21 or 22 they end up going over their data.  Just a heads up.  They do this as a courtesy to allow you to update or upgrade your devices and such without it counting against what would normally be your 30 day data allowance.  Again, just keep an eye on your usage, either with the Hughesnet Status Meter, signing in at the Dashboard, or looking at the System Control Center.

You can get the Status Meter here, and also sign in to see your data... 

http://my.hughesnet.com/


Your System Control Center is here...

http://192.168.0.1/

   

Glad you like the service. 


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beckiwilson
New Member

Will you help a technically challenged person?  How do I change from HD to low def?  Can this be set as a default to save my  usage?  Any other things I can do to make it stretch?  In really basic, really really basic, talking to an idiot directions?  Thanks for any help.  Watching a few YouTubes and I was out of time.  Also, if you still have patience, how do you set things to download for the bonus time? Thank you, Thank you, THANKS