Poor Alan's well thought out post has been derailed and re-railed more times than a HO Gauge train set (and by his fellow Hughes regulars too)
I watch very little TV myself.
Paying all that $$$ to DTV as wife is addicted to the western and mystery channels.
Oh well, as long as the Internet works, I'm good.
If I recall correctly it is due to some java issues.
The test checks your LAN side connection speed (computer>router>modem) not your connection speed from the modem>satellite>gateway server.
GetSatMan was referring to this test in the modems advanced pages:
I have java 8 installed on this computer hence the 0.0 Mbps result. If I do this from one of my older machines that have not updated java it work.
The purpose of the test is to ensure there are no network "choke points" on the customers LAN side of the network effecting throughput.
Nearly anything from a computers NIC card to a cable to a software firewall to network settings can affect the numbers.
None of those items are directly Hughes "related" but can affect performance.