Just switched from Dish to Hughes Net Gen 5 Satellite service and was initially very disappointed in its performance. Could not obtain anywhere near the 25mps Hughes advertised as guaranteed. What was really frustrating was doing my genealogy research and even a simple 5.7kb image would take minutes to download. After trying a variety of different things which included several frustrating calls to Tech Support I noticed that DNS errors were appearing on the status table at Hughes net website. Several articles seemed to point to DNS servers as a possible problem. I found GRC's DNS Benchmark product. Decided to try it and the program came back with a list from fatest to slowest DNS servers. Entered the two fatest into the Hughes router setup and it made a huge difference. My download speeds have increased tremendously and my genealogy images take only seconds to load.
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