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by Sweep Sailor / April 2, 2006 2:56 PM PDT

Operating System: Windows XP
Processor: Pentium 4

I would just like to say this should be a last resort. For those of you with DSL and Cable available to you I encourage you to get those instead of this garbage. But, if you live in the country and you are sick of dial-up speeds then I would, unfortunately, have to encourage you to purchase this system.

I wouldn't hate it so much if the people didn't constantly lie to you and customer support wasn't so abysmal. But, it is. Downloading speeds do increase and the pages do load faster... but DSL/Cable speeds are so much better. I'm wondering if my money is worth giving up for this?

I have one last question. Does downloading music constantly cause a decrease in speed or the lack of internet connectivity full-on?


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Downloading Music
by PudgyOne / April 3, 2006 3:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Direcway

Downloading music will slow down your web surfing speed.

Dependimg where you are downloading the music from you may also be getting spyware and viruses in to your computer. These will definately slow down your computer.

Do you have virus protection?

Do you use any spyware removal tools?

Do you use a firewall?

Hope this helps.


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Have you read the
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / April 3, 2006 7:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Direcway

Fair Access Policy?

"FAP is straightforward: based on an analysis of usage data, Hughes Network Systems has established a DIRECWAY usage threshold well above the maximum typical usage rates. When a customer exhibits patterns of system usage which exceed that threshold for an extended period of time, the FAP may temporarily limit that subscriber?s throughput to ensure the integrity of the system for all DIRECWAY subscribers.

Typically, the restrictions will be lifted within 8-12 hours of the original application of the FAP if the customer?s usage in this period stays below the FAP threshold."


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by absalom000 / July 3, 2006 3:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Have you read the

Fair access.
What a bunch of baloney.
Thats their way of covering their butts for overselling their capacity to deliver.
Direcway was excellent. The minute Hughes took over the whole system crapped out.
It seems to me that hughes is controlled by greedy investment bankers trying to wring more money out of your pocket by explaining why you aren't getting what you were promised then signing up a million more suckers and sucking the marrow out of their bones.
"fair access" policies = more cash! big profits!
Aren't we smart?
"If they phone and ask why their service is so bad, tell them about the "fair access policy".
Does the term "Rip off" mean anything to you???

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You are so right
by absalom000 / July 3, 2006 3:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Direcway

Direcway was a rip off too, but at least they admitted it and the system was relatively stable.
Hughes has a whole new plan.
Rip you off, lie to you, provide no support at all and sell more packages to un-suspecting suckers who need remote connectivity.
If ever the stage was set for a class action suit this is it.

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