I'm back on the road using Hughes for the first time in about 3 months.
It seems to me that the bucket replenishment is quicker than I remember it in the past, I can download 30 or 40 MB and be back to a full bucket in an hour or so. In the past it took longer to get back to full. Even a Microsoft security update last evening didn't put a big dent in the bucket.
Has something changed or is it just my imagination?
The refill rate should not continue during FAP-free. You should see 1/19th of your daily per hour otherwise.
I shared my connection the other day and was quickly down to 99MB as someone apparently hadn't updated their computer for awhile. I shut the access point off, and the connection was unused after that (I was using my aircard). Refill was spot-on the 22MB/hour rate when checked several hours later.
So, if some are getting faster it is not everybody.
I don't trust subjective results. It is certainly easy to actually test when you can easily see what's happening with hnFAPalert.
I don't think mobile has anything to do with it, it is modem based. All 9xxx modem users have the "bank" as Hughes calls the rollover. Only a small number of 7000 users, all on satellite 91, have reported having the bank. Doesn't matter whether they are mobile or home users of the 7000.
Gentlemen, I don't want to appear contrary, but I've been blessed with the ability to empirically sense timing relationships rather well. That said, as this body/brain concoction ages I am always on the lookout for exceptions to this phenomenon. Neurons do malfunction at an ever increasing rate these years.
That said, we left the coach today at 1141 PDT and hnFAP reported 295 MB. We returned at 1653 PDT and hnFAP reported 413 MB. As usual my laptop was on, no windows were open, and I do not allow ANY automatic updates on any programs.
My calculator tells me that is a refill of 118 MB in 4.2 hours, which equals 28.1 MB/hour refill rate. Granted, it is only 21.7% faster than 22 MB/hour but it is perceptually faster. Akin to the perception of faster download speeds even though some proponents of TestMy.net now question it's accuracy.
I agree with Don, "I don't trust subjective results" either. So I'm not presenting them, though I experience them frequently on various networks.
My point is I really feel HughesNet has made many more changes to various algorithms than we can imagine. Changes that are not necessarily the same across all their birds. And only they know why.
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I would like to disagree, but what purpose would that serve? You sound really happy with your results and it just doesn't get any better than that. Maybe Hughes changed something. Maybe they did not. The only thing that's important is that you are happy.
[ June 19, 2012, 06:26 PM: Message edited by: Bill Adams ]
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