I have tried to get information about it as well. I was told as soon as information was available they would forward it to me. The only thing I know is to get it you will need at minimum the .98m dish. Some areas require the 1.2m.
-------------------- Darel Pedersen IT Systems Technician Posts: 723 | From: Boise, Idaho | Registered: May 2003
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Currently it is a fixed only system on the 1.2, and possibly the .98. Don't have a lot of details for you right now, except that it is not based on Direcway and is only available through us, and the upload speeds during my testing have peaked as high as 245kbps, and have dropped to a lowest of 195kbps (while I was simultaneously browsing with multiple browser windows, and downloading a 200mb file on a different computer networked). This was on the 256k plan with a SLA. I also have tried ftp through a 3DES vpn connection, and it ran at about 205 up, and about 1 megabit down.
p.s. we are looking to make it mobile, but no time frame right now.
>>p.s. we are looking to make it mobile, but no time frame right now.
Well, here is one guy who hopes you find a time frame SOON! Over the course of a standard weekend I need to upload 500 meg. The higher speed would be a godsend.
Posts: 20 | From: Wherever NASCAR is...There we are | Registered: May 2003
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We're currently seeing confirmed FTP test results from our Datastorm to our FTP site, with uploads at 17 to 25 KBps. Downloads are 100-120KBps. Note the capital K and capital B. Those tests are over a 2 week period with 2MB and 10MB files. The 10MB was a zipped app, the 2MB a DOC. We confirmed it after a mydirecway speed test showed our speed at 170 to 220Kbps UP, and dslreport was even higher.
We're VERY pleased with our setup.
We'd be happy to demonstrate to any person/company looking to put in a unit.
-------------------- Tom Mason, Management Assistance, Inc. Purveyor of Fine Mobile Satellite Systems, Computers and Networks Dustyfoot tripod, Datastorm, GC MSS mobile systems. www.manasst.com email@example.com 440-355-6962
FMCA and SKP's, on GC MSS .95/2W BUC on 89w Posts: 51 | From: Ohio most of the time | Registered: May 2003
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Originally posted by manasst: We confirmed it after a mydirecway speed test showed our speed at 170 to 220Kbps UP, and dslreport was even higher.
Those results, and other online test sites, are bad for regular service and meaningless to quote when talking about high-speed services. The FTP results are much more important.
You mention that these are with a Datastorm, but it is absolutely unclear if you are talking about Direcway service; care to elaborate?
I'm currently bouncing back and forth between regular service and Plus II service (have Plus II this morning). I have conducted multitudes of FTP tests, and my observation is that the minimum file size to show anything on the regular service is 500K, and the minimum on 100Kbps service is 4 megs. If you truly have 200Kbps service, you probably need to upload at least that 10M file; the 2M Doc was compressible, so its results would be suspect.
I uploaded a 1 meg compressed file (not testing, just a file I needed to move) last night with a final figure of 199Kbps. That was not a meaningful figure, because the rate had not come even close to settling. At the 500K point it was showing over 500Kbps. If it had been a 4M file, it would probably have settled, as they almost always do on the Plus II service, at around 100Kbps, the "true" rate.
So, continue to report results with that 10M file, but forget about the rest of it.