Hi @Jay ,
The Hughes modem is right next to our Dish receiver and our Samsung Smart TV. Other devices on the same floor of the house are about 30 feet away from the modem. We have a WiFi range extender at the top of the stairs to upper story of the house. Devices are about 30 feet from the extender.
The speed tests were done with my computer hardwired via Ethernet cable to the Hughes modem.
Thanks for your help.
Sorry, I didn't see your response until now. I can move the modem further from the tv and Dish receiver. The modem does not have 2 feet of clearance on all sides. I will relocate it. How far away from the tv and Dish should it be?
Let's first get the modem the proper clearance. Once that is done, try turning off the dish receiver and performing 3-5 more tests to see if the speeds are more consistent.
The modem does not have 2 feet of clearance on all sides. I will relocate it. How far away from the tv and Dish should it be?
Like with the general clearance, at least two feet. The two feet of clearance is to both ensure that the modem won't be hampered by residual signal interference from nearby electronic devices and to give it enough space to remain well ventilated in order to keep cool.
I used up the data in my plan for the month, so the speed is throttled. After moving the modem, I ran download tests for an hour and the results show download speed steady at ~3Mbps. I am more interested in the speed test results when the speed is not throttled.
I doubt that I will be able to run new tests during bonus zone time. I will run tests in about 2 weeks when my service is restored.
In situations such as yours the reps will often give token data so that the needed testing can be completed, so it's very possible that when they get back from the weekend they will do this.
Additionally, that you're getting fairly consistent ~3Mbps speeds while in FAP may actually be a good sign. 🙂