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Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer

Senior Instructor

Re: Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer

And conversely, I get speeds of up to 50Mbps when updating apps, and other heavy-duty file downloads during the bonus period before 8am. So consider the 25Mbps to be a guaranteed average that is applicable to different systems/users, not a fixed limit. For all intents and purposes it's a meaningless number that ad companies use as a gimmick.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Freshman

Re: Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer

Thanks @MarkJFine .  I'm trying to find instructions to set Netflix to download movies, etc. during the bonus period, but haven't had any success.  Do you know how to do that?  

 

Also....the gimmick thing is not good.  I was very clear with the sales rep about my needs due to the fact that I work from home 30-40% of the time and need a strong, stable signal to access my company's accounting software in the cloud.  

Professor

Re: Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer

I don't think there is a way to set up Netflix to download during the bonus period.  You'd have to get up during the bonus period to do it.  

 

I personally use PlayOn Cloud and have been very happy with it.  That service allows you to schedule downloads, so you can have things download during the bonus period. 

Senior Instructor

Re: Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer

I pay DirecTV a ton of money (and it just went up again), and don't have a Netflix nor Hulu account. Really can't really help you there as I don't stream anything. If I have to do on-demand (which is very rare) I tether my phone that nominally gets two bars to my laptop (if I aim it right from an upstairs room) and hope for the best.

 

I can guarantee you that speed isn't the issue with the work thing, latency is, especially if it's VPN or any kind of secure connection. I do a tremendous amount of secure FTP to two web servers for updating htaccess files, maintaining other security files, and posting a weekly podcast. Speed's hardly been an issue for those, but extreme latency has caused some stalling in the past.

 

Edit: I really should run the built-in spell checker more often (and now wish there was a grammar checker too)


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Assistant Professor

Re: Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer


@maratsade wrote:

I don't think there is a way to set up Netflix to download during the bonus period.  You'd have to get up during the bonus period to do it.  

 

I personally use PlayOn Cloud and have been very happy with it.  That service allows you to schedule downloads, so you can have things download during the bonus period. 


Yep, you beat me to it. Only thing I've found that works is PlayOn Cloud. Will cost 20 cents per recording minimum. Here is where we've discussed it: https://community.hughesnet.com/t5/General-Discussion/PlayOn-Cloud/td-p/107801

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Professor

Re: Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer

PlayOn Cloud works exceptionally well.  I've downloaded several series to watch offline without any buffering or worries.  I'm very glad someone mentioned it over on the other community. 

 

I've even bought credit packs,  since I've been downloading some series in their entirety -- recently they had a good deal for Valentine's Day, with credits (non-expiring ones) worth 10 cents each.  Another bonus is that membership is not required.   

Sophomore

Re: Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer


@maratsade wrote:

I don't think there is a way to set up Netflix to download during the bonus period.  You'd have to get up during the bonus period to do it.  

 

I personally use PlayOn Cloud and have been very happy with it.  That service allows you to schedule downloads, so you can have things download during the bonus period. 


If you start downloading using the Netflix app in windows, then disconnect from WiFi, Netflix will pause the download. If you then reconnect to WiFi, the Netflix app will resume the download.

 

So all you need to do automate turning off on WiFi using Windows Scheduler and a batch file.  You will have to search for details, as I think pasting any link here causes the reply to get dropped.

 

Before sleeping, run the Netflix app in the evening, and select the shows to download, then switch back to the downloads screen, and disconnect your computer from Wi-Fi. You will see the download pause, but do nothing and just leave it sit.  

Later at 2:30am, the windows scheduler runs the job and the Wi-Fi reconnects and the download resumes.

 

 

Assistant Professor

Re: Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer


@MrBuster wrote:

@maratsade wrote:

I don't think there is a way to set up Netflix to download during the bonus period.  You'd have to get up during the bonus period to do it.  

 

I personally use PlayOn Cloud and have been very happy with it.  That service allows you to schedule downloads, so you can have things download during the bonus period. 


If you start downloading using the Netflix app in windows, then disconnect from WiFi, Netflix will pause the download. If you then reconnect to WiFi, the Netflix app will resume the download.

 

So all you need to do automate turning off on WiFi using Windows Scheduler and a batch file.  You will have to search for details, as I think pasting any link here causes the reply to get dropped.

 

Before sleeping, run the Netflix app in the evening, and select the shows to download, then switch back to the downloads screen, and disconnect your computer from Wi-Fi. You will see the download pause, but do nothing and just leave it sit.  

Later at 2:30am, the windows scheduler runs the job and the Wi-Fi reconnects and the download resumes.

 

 


Good info and interesting. Problem is the app requires a MS Account be signed into on the PC. I refuse to use one on my computers. Just me but means a no go for trying this.

 

I also know many people who have no idea how to use task scheduler and get it working correctly. Hopefully this will help those who are bit more "in the know" schedule Netflix downloads and have MS Account set up on their computer. Again, good info!

Moderator
Moderator

Re: Slow to No speeds for this brand new customer

Hi lorrie,

 

I'm glad you found the community, thank you for posting and providing your TestMyNet URL, that helps. Please check your private messages (PM) in the top right corner of the community page I'll send you a PM to further address your concerns.

 

Thanks,
Liz

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