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Slow Speeds with MotoSat Internet System
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Sep 11 2008, 3:48 am - By LiveWorkDream

Anyone else out there having issues with their Internet speeds? We are so frustrated. We have a Motosat F2 dish with their mid-tier plan, but lately, our speeds have been sooooo slow, it's almost as bad as being on dial up.

We've gone through all of the usual diagnostics, and so far the only thing left to try is a satellite switch (which they'll only let you do 1x a year). If that doesn't work, Motosat says that changing to their iDirect system "should" help us get better speeds. At a cost of about $2k, I expect better than "should," wouldn't you?

I can't believe we are paying $124 a month for such crappy speeds. We can't even watch movies anymore. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Sep 11 2008, 4:29 am - Replied by: KevsKnight

Have you checked your usage? Are you getting FAPed? When I had my sat dish, I got FAPed a couple of times and it was like dialing in on a 14.4k modem, only slower!

Are you using the HN7000 modem? Do you have good signal strength? Have you checked out the satellite internet mothership for troubleshooting tips? ( www.datastormusers.com )

That's about the limit of my suggestions, other than get down to your local $tarbuck$ and jump on their Wifi. I am sure it will cost about the same as a tepid double grande half calf half soy quad pump guava latte with a dipped scone. :)


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Sep 11 2008, 7:32 pm - Replied by: LiveWorkDream

Yes to all of the above. Wish we could figure this out, it's getting really, really annoying. I just hope they don't make us to go to Salt Lake City again to fix it.

Why did you stop using your dish?

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Sep 12 2008, 2:15 am - Replied by: KevsKnight

LiveWorkDream wrote:
...Why did you stop using your dish?

I was using a tripod setup and it was a pain in the butt to set up, haul around, break down, and point. Not impossible, but a pain. I am way too lazy for that. That, and I was not happy with the performance. After getting FAPed a couple of times, I decided I had enough.

I could have dealt with all of that if it would have worked better for my work needs. The satellite setup is super weak when it comes to using VPN, and I live on VPN for my main client. Now I am using two Verizon air cards - one dedicated to my work machine, and the other for all other appliances. Works out extremely well for us.

You guys are a little more adventurous than we are - we typically stick around civilization, so the air cards work great. You guys are in the boonies a lot, so I am sure the satellite is great - when it works.

I have washboard abs. They are just hidden under 50#s of laundry.
Sep 12 2008, 2:23 am - Replied by: LiveWorkDream

Ooooh, I get it. Yah, major pain in the butt.

Do route one of the cards, or is the second one in another PC? And if so, do you share the network with any Macs?

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