Server and Gateway

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How does one tell what server and gateway they are with on the exede service? Including the server that speeds up the resolutions of websites? 

Also does this server speed up your steam downloads or just websites only? Any technical knowledge would be good as I work in IT and would like to learn more. 
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If you log in to your Exede account and get to where it shows you the data you have so far used for the current billing period, you can then enter https://myesvt.exede.net into your browser address bar and you will then be able to see what your Exede account looks like from Exede's end.  More information about that web page is at https://community.exede.com/exede/topics/give-our-new-usage-tool-a-test-drive

Once you have that web page up, just left of the information in the top right corner, you should see "IP Layer         XXX" and "Gateway         XXX" below that, where XXX is a location.  "IP Layer" tells you where your server is and "Gateway" tells you where your gateway is.

From what I have read about TCP acceleration, the "IP Layer" (your server) will act as your proxy in receiving data for you and then forward that data to you as your connection to it through the satellite will allow.  Therefore, your downloads should also work better as well as your web browsing.

Before I had Exede I was using dial up, and there was a time when websites would work properly with dial up and everything would work its way from start to finish at the expected pace.  I have found that, if I limit the speed of my virtual network adapter in VMWare (I run windows in a virtual machine) to 150 kbps (0.15 Mbps), websites will work properly with the Exede connection much the same as they did with dial up when they would work with dial up.  The overwhelming advantage here is that those websites are not able to burn up my data nearly as fast because of the speed limit I have put in place.  This also seems to sit better with the Exede server as well: if, most of the time, you are using data frugally, then, when you really need the speed, the server will give it to you.  There have been times when I needed to download very large files (e.g. 600 MB) and by temporarily lifting my throttle, I have been able to get speeds as fast as 2.3 MBytes a second during those file downloads.
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michael, you can also go to the eSVT too directly, at https://myesvt.exede.net/. Log in using the same credentials as you would to go to the Exede Portal or Dashboard.

If you don't understand the IP and Gateway codes, you can Google "Airport Code XXX" and then you will see the physical location.

The eSVT tool is only available to those who subscribe directly to Exede, and is not available to any who subscribed through any third party wholesalers, such as Directv, DishNET or others.
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So my IP is in Seattle and the gateway is in Anchorage. Kind figured that is what the codes stood for. But was not sure. Still fast service to be doing that far away ;)
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The satellite is 22350 miles out from the surface of the earth.  In other words, it is almost as far away from the earth as the earth is round.  Outstanding technology when you think about it.