HughesNet Speed Test Results vs. Speedtest.net results Which test is more accurate?

Hi folks. I've been on the premium package for years with a contracted minimum of 1.0mbps minimum speed. HughesNet speed tests are 2.0 and 3.0Mbps and sometimes over. Other websites tests come in consistently below 1.0 which is likely why I can't load my pages. Okay who is lying here? Anyone else on the "premium" plan paying over $119.00 per month feel they are not getting at least 1.0 Mbps - which is what our contract stipulates we shouldn't be below?
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  • It isn't at least, they do not advertise this, and no ISP would be stupid enough to advertise a minimum speed from a web server to your home. It is advertised as upto 1.5Mbps down if you are on the 1.5Mbps plan, no higher, the fact you get more than 1.5Mbps means you aren't hitting congestion at that time. Not every web-server is created equal, some get bogged down from attacks, or high normal traffic. Then again, I guess HN controls the entire cloud. I have not yet seen an HN contract state that the minimum speed from every web server on the planet would be no less than 1.0Mbps. If that is the case, they better be running one heck of a feed to my web-server in Arizona.
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  • Okay, I was always suspicious about the "minimum" speed. But why the variance in results from HN as compared to other speed tests sites. Thanks for responding, btw.
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  • Hi Susan Walker
    To answer your thread topic Speedtest.net
    I'd prefer to use the words they can't handle the "compression" with HN, if you wish then they lie but not on purpose remains a comedy act haha

    If you wish I do have 15 different other sites.

    With TMN my thread 14 Dec
    http://testmy.net/ipb/topic/29482-tes...
    Artificially high so is of no use for me or others with the 9000.
    Unsure with the 7000 ?

    Just tested, I'm in a slight congestion period now on the 1Mb/s plan so quite happy usually 2.2Mb/s.

    Hi C0RR0SIVE
    I'll get back to you when I see a smile on your car.
    9 hours into a fresh install on my Sony Vaio, goodbye Win 8 testing, not ready for prime time release haha

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    Date/Time Down(kbps) Up(kbps)
    06/24/2012 19:52:46
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  • The HughesNet speed test is pretty accurate mostly. I also have a Network Meter gadget which is very good at showing true speed in 1 second increments.

    I rarely get speeds exceeding the advertised speed of 1MB, sometimes when very lucky I might get 1.2 in bursts. Usually I am well under the advertised max running between 400-800kbs.

    Being honest. Hope it doesn't upset those in charge but if so, it is what it is.
    • agoshe, as I mentioned many times before... we can't do anything to help until our technicians take a look at your account. Although congestion may be a factor it is only one of many variables involved in making sure your system operates properly. I see you haven't touched base with us since January, that's five months since the last time we did any analysis of your system. The first step is an evaluation by one of our trained technicians, once we have that I can review the notes and run additional tests from here. Continuing to post about speeds without trying to address your concern with our technical department unfortunately, won't resolve your concerns. Thanks, Sara
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  • I think the only time speeds would be impacted even if you aren't under congestion and have plan speeds at that time, is if a website is using any form of encryption. Hughesnet depends upon compressing data heavily, and encrypted connections can't be compressed.

    Facebook is one those sites that now defaults users to an HTTPS connection and people tend to complain about that with the flash games taking ages to load, or, at least I have seen a few complaints about that the last few days.

    Susan, if you wouldn't care, could you do 5 speed tests back to back and post the results just for us to take a gander?
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    • Hi sgoshe
      Think it was the 117W bird ?
      If you jump recommend the Echostar 17 Gen4 bird makes the only logical sense.
      Exede usually runs 16,000kb/s with a ping 700ms
      Gen4 expect 20,000kb/s ping perhaps even better will open up new doors

      Ah bought a Magic Jack last week but haven't tested it yet, other forums are saying quite nice, Grr I'm paying landline $52 and seriously wonder why as I hate the phone haha
    • Your phone is cheap, mine is almost as much as my satellite service. o.0
      Maybe if HN employs good client side caching of websites using user replaceable SD cards it would help with some the congestion. A single user with local caching of a few hundred images that never change wont help congestion, but if the entire network deployed client side cache like that, it could potentially decrease over-all load on the network when people use it the most. HN just has to be careful of what they have the modem cache, and how the modem updates the cache. Helps quiet a bit IMO, been playing with SQUID for two months, and image heavy websites load in almost no time after a few accesses.

      Sure the "Turbo Page" helps since it does some caching, but, from my understanding it doesn't do any work client side like a real cache proxy would do for a user. I remember hearing about using SQUID proxies back when dial up was mainstream, was originally made for slow connections from my understanding.

      In my mind it seems like it would work out ok in the end, might prolong how far off congestion will show its face again.

      Sgoshe, I am sorry if it seems like I don't understand, but I can assure you, I do understand, I have had days where my connection goes to complete crap due to congestion.
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