Someone at HN is apparently mad that I'm not happy with my Gen 5 service thus far...yikes! I was consistently getting 28 to 30Mbps on Gen 4 the last couple of months.
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I just noticed this other thread of yours and your latest reply. I've addressed your latest concerns in this thread, so to keep things more tidy and less confusing, let's stick to that thread for any updates on this situation. I'll go ahead and close this one off to new replies.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Not really sure what you are talking or having issues with exactly...?
Really? Does my testmy download speed screenshot not show up for you? 18Mbps vs 48 on Gen 5 that I got yesterday and 28+ the last couple of months on Gen 4.
18Mbps is an acceptable speed, especially if you tested over wifi, and even if not over wifi, it still falls with in a good margin.
Corrosive, what are your testmy results? Oh wait, I found them.
I'm betting you wouldn't consider 17 and 18 acceptable and falling within a "good margin". I am connected directly (bypassing router).
My test results have been 28+ with Gen 4. Yesterday, 48Mbps (like many others have reported) on Gen 5. I'm sorry, 18 and 17.2Mbps are not acceptable in my book. My browsing is painfully slow tonight. Some pages won't even load. So far the pole problem, speed problem and messed up wifi settings/devices have made this whole experience regrettable
*shrugs* I find even 4Mbps to be acceptable to be honest, as long as I can browse and stream SD video, I am a happy camper.
That aside, Hughes has always gone on a, "60% average is acceptable" route. Unless your terminal hits 15Mbps constantly you are still clear, the test result you shared is 72% of plan speeds.
From the sounds of things, you might have other issues with your system. Have you tried rebooting the HT2000w?
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"Someone at HN is apparently mad that I'm not happy with my Gen 5 service thus far...yikes!"
Their power is frightening. You better get happy with the service, or else.
"My test results have been 28+ with Gen 4. Yesterday, 48Mbps (like many others have reported) on Gen 5. I'm sorry, 18 and 17.2Mbps are not acceptable in my book. My browsing is painfully slow tonight. Some pages won't even load. So far the pole problem, speed problem and messed up wifi settings/devices have made this whole experience regrettable"
Clearly something's the matter and painfully slow browsing is indeed not acceptable. I normally don't care about the speed unless browsing is noticeably slow. If I can browse and stream SD stuff, I'm fine. But if your browsing is slow and pages won't even load, then something's obviously wrong. I hope it gets fixed for you.
Storms here so the HN network is pouting and not working -- so I'm using my little emergency Verizon hotspot so I can get some work done. I'm also streaming Netflix over the hotspot.
Giving me a 2.87 Mbps download speed, TestMy tells me that
Your connection scored only 8% of the Verizon Wireless average (92% slower).
Well, I may be 92% slower than the VW average (we need warp speed now, Mr. LaForge!), but I don't notice anything different, and Netflix is not buffering or anything.
(And I'm sure the test is not really accurate -- I'm sure I didn't do it right, but I can't imagine the connection's going any faster than that).