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This is the worst internet service EVER ! SLOW SLOW SLOW.

slow internet connection
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Assistant Professor

Re: This is the worst internet service EVER ! SLOW SLOW SLOW.

That is truly the worst. Many have never experienced it other than us old folk. Smiley Happy

Can't imagine what it would be like with today's webpages.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: This is the worst internet service EVER ! SLOW SLOW SLOW.

Just to add a little: Hughesnet is far far superior to a having no internet connection at all.

There are many reasons for "slow, slow, slow".

Please define "slow".

Have you looked at the Modems SCC at 192.168.0.1 to see if your are out of data or have any active system error condition?

Have you ran speed tests at testmy.net using a 12 MB manual download test?

Do this after creating an account there so that your test results will be save under your username. Post a link to your results page here in your topic.

Do these tests while connected directly to the modem. No router connected.


Professor

Re: This is the worst internet service EVER ! SLOW SLOW SLOW.

slow internet connection

Are you just sharing this information with the world or are you looking to do something about the issue?
New Member

Re: This is the worst internet service EVER ! SLOW SLOW SLOW.

"HughesNet is far superior to dial-up"  

Lets compare:

Dial-up  doesn't lie to you about the speeds that you are purchasing 
Hughesnet charges for 10mbs and gives you less then 1 most times.

Dial-up works 24/7
Hughesnet works if it isn't raining.

Dial-up cost $12 a month
Hughsnet charges $75 (to sit and watch your screen buffer just like dial-up)

Dial-up doesn't make you sign a 2 contract.
Hughesnet makes you sign a 2 year contract for their service knowing that they cannot deliver on there speed promises and down times.

Dial-up has the same speed no matter what time of day (or night) it is
Hughesnet has dial-up speeds in the day and only in the middle of the night when everyone is asleep does it speed up a little.

So is it far superior? NO.

Is it a little faster at times? YES, as long as you stay up all night while the rest of the country is sleeping and not on it.

Does it cost 6 times as much? YES. 
Associate Professor

Re: This is the worst internet service EVER ! SLOW SLOW SLOW.

Hrm...

Phone line: $65/month
The ONLY active dial-up server here last I checked was one for MSN, that's $30/month.

Top speeds on dial-up here, 18,8Kbps.  That's right, a whopping ~1.7KB/s download~!

Also, speeds are not advertised as a promise, they are advertised as upto.
Professor

Re: This is the worst internet service EVER ! SLOW SLOW SLOW.

Top speeds on dial-up here, 18,8Kbps.  That's right, a whopping ~1.7KB/s download~!"

And they are usually advertised as "up to" that speed.  
Professor

Re: This is the worst internet service EVER ! SLOW SLOW SLOW.

Dial-up has the same speed no matter what time of day (or night) it is

And all of it at a crawl. And it does go down with bad weather too. You get what you pay for.
Assistant Professor

Re: This is the worst internet service EVER ! SLOW SLOW SLOW.

Even when my speed is in the toilet like 500 Kbps - 1.2 Mbps I can still browse just fine. At 1.2 Mbps I can still stream Netflix in low definition on 55" TV and YouTube at 240p (fine on a tablet). Yea, not so good for large file downloads though.

Try streaming anything on dial-up no matter what time....lol. Try simple browsing on dial-up with the page content nowadays...double lol.
Associate Professor

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