I'm a new Hughesnet gen 5 customer and have some questions on how to get the best performance from the service. I was a communication engineer years ago and have some knowledge about the TCP congestion control problems using geo satellites and am somewhat suprised to see a great deal of difference between different internet sites. My gamining computer died the other day and I'm having to rebuild it so lots of downloading involved. First of all using a speed test program the link is generally 20-26 Mbps but the performance on downloads from real world sites has tremendous variation. The Steam site is managing 8 to 16 Mbps which is good but at the same time a Microsoft download for Directx is around .2 to 2 Mbps. Is there anything that I can do to speedup the Microsoft downloads? I have searched this site for a couple of days and have found a LOT of folks with the same problem but have yet to find a solution posted.
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