When I first called and asked questions about the service It was explained to me that if i were to meet or exceed my data the speeds would be reduced but streaming would still be possible.. well after the first month we didn't have any issues but 2 days into our 2 month web pages hardly open...
Can anyone help with this?
Thanks in advance!
*I am not a Hughesnet employee or representative. This is a customer-to-customer tech support community, and I am a customer.
To expand on maratsade's information, the instructions for the speed tests that the reps may need are as follows...
To help the HughesNet Customer Service Reps get a head start on your speed concerns, please create a testmy.net account (if you do not already have one) and, while signed into that account, perform 3-5 tests during different parts of the day, then share the account results link with us here.
Most important points to remember during this test:
-do the tests while directly connected to the HughesNet modem with a LAN cable (NO third party Router or Wireless devices can be used)
-disable the WiFi while the speed tests are being performed
-use the manual 25MB size download test file
-If testing upload instead of download, please use the manual 4MB size upload test file
-space each test at least 5 minutes apart
-post your testmy results URL here, it may look something like http://testmy.net/quickstats/yourusername
For a more in depth guide on running the tests, please visit: http://customer.kb.hughesnet.com/Pages/7001.aspx (due to being an older page, the test sizes are incorrect for Gen5 (please use the test sizes listed above, in bold, for Gen5)).
The Reps are on M-F from approximately 8AM to 5PM Eastern. They will be the ones to address your speed issues, but they will need these tests to do so.
If you are unaware of how to disable the WiFi in the HT2000W, please see "How do I manage my built in WiFi modem?" in this PDF. Please be sure to click "Save Settings" after unchecking "SSID Enable" for each of the four tabs individually (2.4Ghz, then 2.4Ghz Guest, then 5Ghz, then 5Ghz Guest).
Thanks for posting and welcome to the community! I apologize about the difference in speeds. I have run some diagnostics, and everything looks up to par on my end. I would follow what GabeU has suggested so we can see if your side shows any differences than what I am getting. Thank you.
thank you GabeU! This was very informative. I will open a account with testmy.net and start recording the speeds. I did record the speeds i was getting from Speedtest. But if it’s required from test my.net i will do that. I just upped our data so our speed is back to normal for now.
While speedtest is okay for general knowledge, it's not accepted for troubleshooting due to the way in which it tests. Testmy.net is requested because a specific size is used for each test, keeping the testing parameters identical with each test performed, and because of the way it handles the higher latency. It also gives more information with each test result.
On a side note, speedtest uses a LOT of data per test, so I avoid it especially because of that. Maybe not that much when out of data and your speed is throttled, but when you're not throttled it can use 70MB or more per test. I just ran one test and it used 81MB.
"When you are in FAP, it is mainly just good for text browsing--you can read the news, check your email, etc. But it's not much good beyond that because it's just so darn slow."
Actually, people who have been in FAP have reported that they can still stream, as long as it's in low def.
I should have read your post more carefully.
Some people are able to stream after they have exceeded their monthly data allotment and have their service speed throttled, but there are no guarantees that this will be possible. The sales rep certainly should not have given you a definitive answer that you could.
Normally, I would suggest requesting a sales call review if it's been no longer than 90 days since that sales call, as they only save them for around that length of time. If it's determined that you were, in fact, misled by the sales rep, you may have recourse in the form of being allowed to cancel the service with either a reduced, or zero, ETF (Early Termination Fee). However, you mentioned that you were given this info "When I first called." If by this you mean it was an initial call for information, and then you called back to sign up for the service, the call containing the incorrect information would not be available for review as they only save the calls in which the actual sign up/sale is completed.
So, if the actual sales call is the one where you were given the incorrect information, I would definitely request a sales call review, which you can do in this thread. The reps may actually do it, anyway. But, if the incorrect information was given during the initial call and not the actual sales call, there's probably nothing they will be able to do, unfortunately.
Again, I should have read your post more carefully and I apologize for not doing so.
This reply is ONLY concerning the information about being able to stream after going into FAP, not the other issues you may be having. Those issues are discussed in the other replies.
I have the same situation. I was told that the service would work for Netflix and for my daily workout videos from Beachbody on demand. The service is terrible and subpar at best. I can get audio but can't see the faces on my workout videos. Netflix is constantly buffering. The support solution for the buffering is to change the Netflix to use SD. Why would I do that when I have TV that supports higher quality video than SD? I've followed all of the steps from support to make things better and to no avail. I want to cancel my service and do not believe that I should have to pay the cancellation fee because I was given misinformation from the sales rep. I need help too!