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Blog: SATELLITE INTERNET NEVER AGAIN

WE NOW HAVE GREAT INTERNET

Saturday, March 20, 2010

JUST A SHORT UPDATE.

 

WE ACTUALLY RECEIVED THE WILDBLUE RETURN SHIPPING BOXES AND IT ONLY

 

TOOK 3 MORE CALLS TO THEM TO REMIND WILDBLUE TO SEND THEM TO US.


IN THE TIME SINCE SINCE WE TOOK DOWN THE WILDCRAP JUNK, OUR NEIGHBORS

 

WHO HAD TRIED TO USE OUR WILDBLUE SERVICE WITH OUR HOME WI-FI SYSTEM

 

WITH NO SUCCESS, HAD HUGHESNET INSTALLED AT THEIR HOME.


THEY PURCHASED THEIR OWN WI-FI EQUIPMENT SO THEIR CHILDREN COULD USE

 

THEIR IPODS AND INTERNET CONNECTIVE GAME SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS USE THEIR

 

LAPTOPS WITHOUT CONNECTING TO THE PHONE LINE.


BECAUSE WE HAD OFFERED TO LET THEM USE OUR WI-FI FOR THOSE CONNECTIONS

 

OVER OUR WILDCRAP SYSTEM, EVEN THOUGH IT VERY RARELY ALLOWED THEM TO

 

CONNECT, THEY PURCHASED AN ADDITIONAL WIRELESS ROUTER AND ALLOWED

 

ME TO USE THEIR INTERNET.


I WAS IMMEDIATELY ABLE TO GET TO THE INTERNET OVER THEIR WI-FI SETUP AND

 

IT WAS SO FAST THAT I RAN THE SAME SPEED TESTS WHICH I HAD USED WHEN I

 

CHECKED MY WILDWASTE  WILDWORTHLESS INTERNET.


I WAS AMAZED WHEN I SAW CONSISTENT HIGH SPEEDS EACH TIME I RAN THESE

 

SPEED TESTS OVER ABOUT 2 WEEKS TIME. I HAVE NEVER BEEN UNABLE TO

 

REACH THE INTERNET OVER THEIR HUGHESNET SATELLITE SYSTEM. THERE

 

HAVE BEEN NO DROP OUTS OR MESSAGES THAT THE INTERNET WAS UN-REACHABLE,

 

TRY AGAIN LATER OR THE OLD AND TIRED "OOPS AN ERROR HAS OCURRED".


I HAVE GOT ON THE INTERNET EVERY TIME I LOG ONTO THEIR WI-FI NETWORK AND

 

EVERY TIME I CHECK MY SPEEDS, THEY ARE MUCH FASTER THAN I EVER HAD WITH

 

MY WILDSUCK JUNK SYSTEM.


I HAVE TO SAY THIS AGAIN, I HAVE SEEN SPEEDS ON HUGHESNET WHICH ARE AT

 

LEAST 100 TIMES FASTER THAN WILDCRAP EVER DELIVERED TO ME. I HAVE SEEN

 

MY SPEED TESTS INDICATE NEARLY 2 MEGABYTES PER SECOND WHILE I HAD

 

DOWNLOADED UPDATES THAT WITH WILDCRAP GAVE ME SPEEDS SLOWER THAN

 

MY DIALUP!


I AM VERY PLEASED WITH MY DIALUP INTERNET SERVICE AND WILL STILL USE

 

MY 2ND PHONE LINE AND MY $9.95/MONTH DRAGON INTERNET AS MY PRIMARY

 

INTERNET SERVICE BECAUSE IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN FASTER THAN WILDCRAP

 

AND TOTALLY RELIABLE.


AT THIS TIME I AM CHANGING MY OWN WI-FI SYSTEM WHICH I HAD USED FOR

 

CONNECTING MY LAPTOP TO THE INTERNET WHEN I WAS IN THE BASEMENT OR

 

OUT IN THE WORKSHOP TO CONNECT TO WILDBLUE, TO ALLOW ME TO USE

 

INTERNET SHARING FROM MY DESKTOP COMPUTER I HAVE CONNECTED TO

 

MY 2ND PHONE LINE. I HAVE A LITTLE MORE WORK TO COMPLETE WHICH WILL

 

ALLOW ME TO USE REMOTE DESKTOP ON MY LAPTOP SO I CAN DIAL IN AS WELL

 

AS DISCONNECT WHEN I AM OUT OF THE HOUSE.


SO FAR THIS IS WORKING, BUT I AM FORCED TO LEARN MICROSOFT'S NEW AND

 

VERY UNFRIENDLY WINDOWS 7 AND HOW TO GET IT TO ACT AS GOOD AS THEIR

 

WINDOWS 95. I WAS JUST GETTING MY WINDOWS XP SYSTEMS CLOSE TO THE

 

ABILITIES WINDOWS 95 HAS AND NOW I AM GETTING FRUSTRATED TRYING TO

 

FIND HOW TO GET WINDOWS 7 TO DO THE SIMPLE TASKS SUCH AS CREATING

 

A SHORTCUT WHICH WORKS.


ANYWAY, I WISH I HAD TRIED HUGHESNET AT FIRST INSTEAD OF WILDCRAP

 

BECAUSE IF I HAD GOTTEN SERVICE LIKE MY NEIGHBORS DO WITH THEIR

 

HUGHESNET, I WOULD HAVE HUGHESNET NOW AND I WOULD NOT HAVE

 

BEEN RIPPED OFF FOR ALL WILDCRAP'S CHARGES THAT GAVE ME NOTHING.


WHEN THE HUGHESNET SYSTEM INSTALLER PUT MY NEIGHBORS DISH AND

 

SYSTEM IN, MY NEIGHBOR WAS TALKING TO THE INSTALLER. HE SAID THAT HE

 

WOULD COME OVER AND CHECK OUT MY SYSTEM FOR FREE, BUT HE ALSO

 

SAID THAT HE WAS DOUBTFUL THAT THERE WAS ANY PROBLEM WITH MY

 

EQUIPMENT AND THAT WILDCRAP HAD DROPPED THEIR LEASE ON 15 OF

 

THE 50 PLUS SPOT BEAM TRANSPONDERS ON THE ONLY SATELLITE THEY

 

WERE USING.  HE SAID THAT THE OTHER SATELLITE WILDCRAP HAD BEEN

 

USING WAS ABOUT DEAD AND WILDCRAP WAS NOT GOING TO ADD ANY MORE

 

TRANSPONDERS FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS BECAUSE OF THE TRANSPONDER

 

RENTAL COSTS. HE SAID WILDCRAP DID NOT OWN THE SATELLITE THEY USED

 

AND THAT IT WAS USED BY SEVERAL CUSTOMERS FOR TELEVISION AND DATA.


HE SAID THAT HUGHESNET OWNED 15 SATELLITES AND THAT THEIR SATELLITES

 

WERE ALSO USED FOR TELEVISION AND DATA SERVICES BUT THEY DID NOT

 

HAVE THE SAME BOTTLENECK WILDCRAP HAD IN USING RENTED TRANSPONDERS.


THIS INSTALLER SAID HE ALSO INSTALLED WILDCRAP SYSTEMS AND WAS A CERTIFIED

 

AND FCC LICENSED TECHNICIAN. HE SAID HE INSTALLED VERY FEW OF THE

 

WILDCRAP SYSTEMS, AND WHEN HE DID HE HAD TO TAKE EXTRA NEW PARTS WITH

 

HIM BECAUSE OF THE HIGH RATE OF "BAD OUT OF THE BOX" NEW MODEMS AND

 

TRIAS. HE SAID HE HAD REPLACED NEARLY 50 WILDCRAP SYSTEMS WITH HUGHESNET

 

DISHES AND NEVER HAD TO REPLACE HIS FIRST BAD NEW HUGHESNET COMPONENT

 

DURING ANY HUGHESNET SYSTEM INSTALL.


JUST 1 MORE THING, I HAVE NOT SEEN MY NEIGHBORS SYSTEM UNAVAILABLE AT

 

ANY TIME. I WAS VERY FAMILAR WITH WILDCRAP NOT BEING AVAILABLE AT TIMES

 

LIKE WHEN THE KIDS GOT OUT OF SCHOOL, ON HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS, WHEN

 

IT IS RAINING OR CLOUDY, WHEN WILDCRAP HAD BAD WEATHER AT THEIR HEAD END,

 

OR WHEN I WANTED TO USE THE INTERNET.


I RATE HUGHESNET SATELLITE INTERNET SERVICE AT ABOUT 1000

 

TIMES BETTER THAN WILDCRAP!


THANKS FOR READING

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 | By latrtatr

To me it just proves its not what you know but who you know, you got a real bunch of idiots to work with. I know how that is and understand completely. We on the other hand have had Wildblue for three years and have the best of luck with our people. They are curtious, on the spot with any questions I had and provided our equipment free. In the area we live we can not use our phone line for internet so we are very limited. Sorry you had idiots to work with but glad we didn't get stuck with them either.


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