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speed test in-op using google chrome

Recently, since mid April, when going from the speed test link on  http://my.hughesnet.com/  I am getting a java error and unable to perform a speed test. Is there an update that I need or is there a workaround for the problem ?  Also is this going to be repaired to go back to normal? 






Thanks for any help !!
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Assistant Professor

Re: speed test in-op using google chrome

Thomas, Google has dropped being able to use Java with their browser. Have to use FireFox or Internet Explorer to use the Hughes speed test. Or any other browser that still allows Java.

Maybe they will come up with a test that doesn't need it eventually but I doubt it will be anytime soon.
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Re: speed test in-op using google chrome

Thanks sgoshe, I appreciate the reply. I Currently do not use any other browsers but I guess I will have to boot one up just to keep track of speeds. I have become dependent on chrome for all my needs. It would be nice to see a repair made for sure. 
Associate Professor

Re: speed test in-op using google chrome

There is a workaround... But Google will disable this workaround in the near future.

Follow these directions to re-enable NPAPI style plugins, but please remember, Google considers these types of plugins as obsolete and as a security issue, they will be forcefully disabled in future versions of Chrome.
http://support.panopto.com/documentation/admin-and-setup/troubleshooting/enabling-silverlight-plugin...
Assistant Professor

Re: speed test in-op using google chrome

Knew about the workaround and tried it but didn't work for me, why I didn't mention it. Maybe it does work for some.
New Poster

Re: speed test in-op using google chrome

I had to setup FireFox just for running hughes speed test
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Assistant Professor

Re: speed test in-op using google chrome

Yep, some things are hard to explain when it comes to computers, very strange.
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Re: speed test in-op using google chrome

Good morning Thomas,

Thanks for posting. I see the others have already addressed your concerns. I know it's nice to stick with one browser for everything, but in this case, using an alternate browser to run the HughesNet speed test would be best. 

Thanks,
Liz

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Liz

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Assistant Professor

Re: speed test in-op using google chrome

Can't speak for him but that's a no for me. When I hover over the puzzle piece it says the plug-in is not supported and I have tried the workaround.

https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml