I LOVE my services with exede! also I'll post some pictures of what i get while playing my multiplayer on my ps3 :D :3

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why hello there exede :3 just wanted to say and show you and the other people of what i usually get when i play onto my ps3 via wifi (and the game i played onto my ps3 was battlefield 4) also the ping i get is usually around 600ms and also for the router imma using also the estimate of the upload and download speed for my ps3 while playing my battlefield 4 game online (and yes battlefield 4 is a first person shooter game) also i HARDLY notice any lagging into this game with these setting from speedtest even the ping also :3 so just thought id tell ya guys that i was able to play an first person shooter online with my ps3 :3 ENJOY!!! :3


P.S. i have the freedom plan by the way :3

also here are the pics enjoy :3


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  • IM ALWAYS THANKFUL TO HAVE EXEDE EVERYDAY <3

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Glad you're having fun with Exede Tirzy.  You don't need lightning fast download speeds or gobs of data.  We also enjoy our Exede internet and look forward to bigger and better things from Exede when the new birds are on orbit!
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why thank you :3 and i sure am having fun with exede :3 i too am thankful for exede to be in my area :3
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So are you guys paying people overseas (obvious ESL here) to write reviews and giving them champion status too? Something a bit odd about this reveiewer. They have two over similar reviews that are full of smiley faces. There are other people with just as many or more posts that are not "Champions."
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I doubt that either of those 2 individuals are overseas.  I suspect that, like me, they live in a rural area in the U.S. where satellite internet service is the only viable option.  Unlike HughesNet, Exede has been steadily increasing the size of the data on its entry level plans.

Regarding champion status, I didn't seek it out or do any wheeling dealing to get it: it just happened, likely because I try to be reasonable about what to expect from an ISP and I am technically inclined enough to know what is truly reasonable.

I'll second what Jim16 stated here: you don't need lightning fast download speeds or gobs of data.  Personally, 0.15 Mbps works just fine for me for my everyday internet activities.  However, every once in a while, I can get lightning fast download speeds and gobs of data for what I truly need it for: downloading very large files of my choice.  The current Exede data plans are large enough to provide for that.  For example, in the last month that just ended, I downloaded 4 linux install DVD images, one of which was 4.1 GBytes (openSUSE Leap 42.2).  Further, that 4.1 GByte file took only 45 minutes to download, which means I was getting my full 12 Mbps speed for the entire duration of that download.
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One has to view satellite Internet in the proper context.

Sat Internet is a connection type of last resort. It serves a niche market, namely those that live in areas that that terrestrial ISP's refuse to invest in despite their much lower cost basis.

You can not expect the same performance levels from a satellite connection that you normally find in Cable, DSL, FIOS, WISPs or cellular connections.

The biggest issues are going to be data caps and latency.

If a user has 50-60 Mbps connection you can "brute force" your activity as there is plenty of bandwidth to support less than optimum OS and browser settings that will likely saturate the narrow "inlet pipe" of a satellite connection. To add to the load it is estimated that fully 25% of all computers are compromised to one degree or another by virus and malware activity.

Getting the most from a satellite connection requires that the user be better informed on how to setup and operate their computer and oversee their network.

Those that choose not to will have a very difficult time on a data capped, low bandwidth, high latency connection.

Users need to learn about Flash, Auto-start videos, Pre-Fetch videos and all the data that is consumed by Ads that can be blocked.

  

 

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Nope. The context you view it in is skewed in the provider's favor. I don't know if you are viewing only the text version of web pages, but .15Mbps is not usable by any standard. You realize that those speeds are 150Kbps (roughly) which is 3 times the speed of dial up. That sounds like it might be a good thing, but it's not. At those speeds you couldn't download a PDF file in a reasonable amount of time. I understand the limitations of satellite internet all too well. I am a software developer who transitioned from a network engineering role. I understand the latency, more round trip, and limited bandwidth if a satellite "beam." My issue is that I cannot do much of anything with speeds of 1Mbps. I don't watch video, I don't play games, I do lots of research and web development. For those of you that don't know, those two things do not require a terribly large amount of bandwidth, yet here I am struggling to load a web page. I take to this forum to see if I can get a response or some sort of solution from Exede. Nothing so far, but you know what? If they fix the problem , do you think I will be on this forum? No, I have a life to live and things to accomplish. I pay for this service, am stuck in a contract, and want some good customer service to make me a raving fan like you other people. Some other person asked me why I was even a customer if I didn't like the service? Seriously? I don't want to part with the $300 to cance my service and deal with the headache other customers have reported when it came to returning equipment.
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[ quote author = Pipe Pistoleer ]

Nope. The context you view it in is skewed in the provider's favor. I don't know if you are viewing only the text version of web pages, but .15Mbps is not usable by any standard. You realize that those speeds are 150Kbps (roughly) which is 3 times the speed of dial up. That sounds like it might be a good thing, but it's not. At those speeds you couldn't download a PDF file in a reasonable amount of time.
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I hate to burst your bubble, but:

(1) I have skewed nothing in favor of Exede;

(2) 0.15 Mbps is perfectly usable by me and, since I can do all of the things you say you can't, I suspect it is also perfectly usable by you as well;

(3) I am viewing the full version of all websites I visit, an example being the screenshot of CNN I have posted below (in another thread, I posted a screenshot of the foxnews.com full site);

(4) at 0.15 Mbps, which comes out to about 18 Kbytes a second as shown by my browser, I can download a 3 MB PDF file (a large file) in about 2 minutes and 45 seconds, which is more than fast enough for me;

(5) I fully understand that those speeds are exactly 150 kbps and are about 3X dialup, since it is me that set the speed limit on my virtual network adapter to exactly 150 kbps.

Incidentally, it took me about 25 times longer to compose and write this reply than it did for me to pull up cnn.com in all of its glory and to upload the screenshot you see below (about 35 minutes for the reply vs. about 75 seconds for cnn.com to load and for the screenshot to upload).

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I pay for this service, am stuck in a contract, and want some good customer service to make me a raving fan like you other people.
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Based on the problems you state you are having, if it were me having those problems, the first place I would look is for problems with the programs installed on my computer, including the possibility of adware and/or malware having infected my computer.  For example, I know for certain, since I have made a record of what to do to Mozilla Firefox right after a fresh install, that Mozilla Firefox has all kinds of cruft turned on that will waste data and bandwidth on total garbage while, at the same time, will make the browser all but unusable, even if all you want to do is download a file.  Based on what you have stated here: this appears to be one of the problems you are having.  Would you like me to post my record of what I do to Mozilla Firefox right after I do a fresh install?

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Wow. You set your network adapter to max out at .15Mbps? Why?
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[ quote author = Pipe Pistoleer ]

Wow. You set your network adapter to max out at .15Mbps? Why?

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0.15 Mbps lets me do everything I need to do on the internet, including many things you stated you can't do.  I suspect that the problems you are having are not due to Exede but to programs on your computer that put their priorities above yours.

However, a 0.15 Mbps connection has an even more important benefit: it likely makes it just a little harder and possibly quite a bit harder for malware to gain a hold on your computer, in that your antimalware programs (or you) have that much more time to catch the problem as it is developing and put a stop to it.

Beyond that, if I am not actively using the internet, I keep the network connection disabled, just like I did with dial up.  Further, again, just like with dial up, the IP address that you have with Exede is unique to you for the duration of your internet session, meaning that you aren't connected to the internet through an intermediate network that can be hacked.  However, it can and often does change from one internet session to another, meaning that you are a moving target to hackers.
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So you're ok paying $120+ a month for 150Gb of data and a 25Mbps boost and are ok getting 0.15Mbps, which, regardless of what you say, makes browsing the web VERY tedious. It must be nice to only need to use CNN and this forum. Waiting several minutes for a single PDF file to download? I'm a software developer so my usage is a bit more robust. Enjoy your self-induced placidity. I'm going to continue expecting what I pay for.
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Actually, I pay about 60.00 a month for the Liberty Pass 12 GB plan with up to 12 Mbps speed.  About 40% of the 12 GB every month gets used for everyday internet activities, leaving about 7.2 GB for me every month to use to download very large files of my choice at full connection speed.  I too also fix and repair computers, and build websites, which is at least as robust as software development, and I have no problems with a 0.15 Mbps connection.  It is a simple matter of using the connection efficiently.

The 0.15 Mbps limit is one that I have put in place and it works just fine: web browsing is not at all tedious for me and I can use any website I want other than CNN and this forum, an example being facebloat (facebook) (see screenshot below).  While doing this post, I went to facebloat, pulled it up, took a screenshot and posted that below.  The amount of time it took for me to get that screenshot and upload it was about 75 seconds, about 1/15th the amount of time it took me to write this post.  This would have been true for any other website as well.

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Hi xode0000.  Please post what you do with Firefox.  I use it for my browsers and would always like to know how to improve it.  Thanks!
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You got it.  The screenshots are at: http://techccu.com/users/compwiz/pictures/getsatisfaction-forum/thread1/InitialSetupStepsAfterInstal...

I didn't post the screenshots here since this forum shrinks all pictures posted here and that shrinking process would make the screenshots unusable.
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"I didn't post the screenshots here since this forum shrinks all pictures posted here and that shrinking process would make the screenshots unusable"

Clicking on a picture that is posted within a topic will cause that picture to open full size in either another tab or another browser window depending on browser settings.


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Indeed it does.  What is confusing however is that the mouse pointer doesn't change in any manner to let you know you have that option.
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xode0000,
 
This isn't a response to this thread, but a response to the double post problem in the thread that was closed.  If they post at virtually the same time, the second post can't be removed (it also can't be edited).  If they post a second or more apart, they can.  I occasionally deal with the same thing on the "other" boards, but this is the first time it's happened here.   My luck with being able to remove the second post is about one out of every five times it happens.  
 
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[ quote author = GabeU ]

This isn't a response to this thread, but a response to the double post problem in the thread that was closed.  If they post at virtually the same time, the second post can't be removed (it also can't be edited).  If they post a second or more apart, they can.
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I'm wondering if another benefit of my virtual network adapter throttle is that the problem you describe here doesn't happen with me since my connection speed is kept slow enough that double posts aren't able to post at the same time like you describe.  I have noticed that a few websites malfunction if my connection is wide open but seem to work if I have my throttle on.
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That's entirely possible.  With throttling your speed, you're most likely negating any type of web acceleration that Exede uses, and temporarily turning web acceleration off is actually the way to stop it when it happens to us that have the competition.  Sometimes it happens multiple times in a short span of time, and turning that off stops it from occurring.
 
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Actually, I believe that it would be more precise to say that I am likely making any type of web acceleration that Exede uses more stable rather than to say that I am likely negating any type of web acceleration that Exede uses.  From what I have read about web acceleration, it isn't about speeding up the internet connection but about having proxies, between you and the website you are looking at, that handle at least some of the TCP handshaking for you that the website would otherwise expect you to handle.

Another thing I have noticed is that more of my downloads are resumable than when I had dial up internet service.
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xode0000, I am also interested in what settings you use in Firefox. Anything to conserve data usage is always good to those of us on limited data plans. Thanks in advance.
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Please see response to Jim16.
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Thanks
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I am interested in seeing your Firefox settings too.
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Please see response to Jim16.
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Thanks for the info xode000.  Much appreciated!
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I wish conserving data was an issue for me. That would likely mean my speeds were usable. At the speeds I get on average (1Mbps or less) I'll likely never hit my data cap.
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HOLY COW!!! i didnt know my post was so popular :D also good job to the champions that helped the other people :3 :D
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I like your upload speed.   It would definitely come in handy when uploading video clips. 
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thank you. and your welcome :3