Ihug satellite service slow down since frequency change?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Chris Caldwell, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. I help a 'computer illiterate' friend of mine who lives in the country and
    had the Ihug satellite dish installed about 18 months ago. Since the
    frequency changed in June I think and we had to change settings, he reckons
    the downloads have been slow and he's been getting a lot of 'page not found'
    errors and frequent inactivity on both dial up and satellite connections
    (going by the little flashing modem indicator icons in the taskbar).
    Any other Ihug satellite users had this problem? Even downloading the RPC
    patch off the Ihug site took several minutes the other day.

    Also, if satellite users use Outlook Express, could you tell me if its
    possible to download email from it rather than via the dial-up line? Even if
    I change the 'always use this account to connect' to the VPN connection it
    still downloads via the dial-up line. Something to do with the VPN
    tunnelling I guess?

    Cheers.
     
    Chris Caldwell, Aug 18, 2003
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  2. "Chris Caldwell" <> wrote in message
    news:bhpgss$q74$...
    > I help a 'computer illiterate' friend of mine who lives in the country and
    > had the Ihug satellite dish installed about 18 months ago. Since the
    > frequency changed in June I think and we had to change settings, he

    reckons
    > the downloads have been slow and he's been getting a lot of 'page not

    found'
    > errors and frequent inactivity on both dial up and satellite connections
    > (going by the little flashing modem indicator icons in the taskbar).
    > Any other Ihug satellite users had this problem? Even downloading the RPC
    > patch off the Ihug site took several minutes the other day.
    >
    > Also, if satellite users use Outlook Express, could you tell me if its
    > possible to download email from it rather than via the dial-up line? Even

    if
    > I change the 'always use this account to connect' to the VPN connection it
    > still downloads via the dial-up line. Something to do with the VPN
    > tunnelling I guess?
    >
    > Cheers.
    >
    >


    It could just be atmospheric conditions.
    I used to get crap connections during winter because of rain. wind, trees,
    dust, fairies, etc. blocking the signal.

    Gave up and went to JetStream.

    Russell
     
    Russell Smithies, Aug 18, 2003
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