For months I did okay with Gen 4 and the minimum package of 10/50 gigs. I'm the only one who uses the service here and never use my pc online, just my PlayStation. Nonetheless, I would run out of data about 3/4 through my monthly service. Then it became throttled to being practically unusable, like dial-up. Nonetheless, I was satisfied, and I could play my online game, Neverwinter, until running out of data. Then came December, and the game became more difficult to play, so I upgraded to Gen 5 and a bigger data plan, hoping to stop the lag. Unfortunately, I see no improvement in my internet speed, which tests show are around 17 mps. And the speed tests aren't accurate, because my internet regularly stalls. I don't know much about internet stability, so I tried to do internet health tests, but they each said the test couldn't be completed because of 100% packet fails, which, they said, could be because of a firewall in my modem/router. At any rate, my online game is now unplayable. The lag is now beyond embarrassing, but insane any time day or night. I know it is possible to happily play with Hughesnet, as I had for months before. Overall, I can search the internet and watch occasional videos, but the loading is about the same. On YouTube, half the videos I want to watch give me error messages. Still feel like I'm not there yet in having good internet, wondering if I should go back to a higher bill at the phone company in order to have fast, stable, consistent internet.
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