FailedInternet,,,run the test at "http://www.testmy.net" and post your results,,, Your $50. package may not get you up into the GB range.. May need to go "PRO".
Most times in my area, if we don't know the guy, we find out, then let him know what a good butt kicker we are... If the Biscuits are burned, I don't blame the P. B. Dough Boy, the store that sold them, nor the Electric company.
Satellite internet is a shared bandwidth service so the bandwidth of your gateway is dependent upon how many users are on at any give time so the speed that is listed for your service is not 24/7. Sometimes you will get better than; sometimes less than but because of the users online at any one time, it cannot be guaranteed.
Hence, the FAP so that no one "hogs" the bandwidth, leaving others with very little.
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Code:Your connection is: 509 Kbps or 0.5 Mbps You downloaded at: 62 kB/s You are running: 9 times faster than 56K and can download 1 megabyte in 16.52 second(s) Member Ident: CompID:688746222064 Test Time:: 2009/07/05 - 4:49pm Test Browser and OS info: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506) Test ID: 80F2C6NTY (if this is a screenshot go to testmy.net to see if this is fake) Diagnosis ^info^: May need help : running at only 57.26 % of your hosts average (wildblue.net) This was tested from a 1013 kB file and took 16.311 seconds to complete
Looks fine to me?
WB1| Beam 133 | Gateway Duluth | Jan 2009
Exede12 | Beam 331 | Gateway Salt Lake City | March 2012
So if I updgrade, my speed with double, or even triple?
I have another question, If i upgrade to the Select pack, will i have to buy a nw satellite?