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Old 12-12-2003, 06:47 PM   #16
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Okay I go to my router via 192.68.0.1 and I see the status page but now where can I configure it at? All I see is the system status transmission status and reception status and system info? Am I missing something here? I do have a DW6000 system.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 08:07 PM   #17
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Okay I have been on the phone with these idiots now for the last couple days. one tells me to setup proxy setting on my computers and the other tech support people at direcway say that the DW6000 does not use a proxy? I am not sure. but I finally just got it to work on my WinXP box by reducing the amount of hard drive space used for temp internet files and setting the refresh each page at every visit. My Slack box has been working fine without a problem as long as I have my XP box offline. if I put it back on my network it slows everything down? DAMN BILL! My Mac with OSX works great with it to. It has been snowing here all morning and I had a little bit of issues but not really awhole lot. I just wish i could figure why I get a good signal but pages won't load? that happens to often.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 10:38 PM   #18
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The "Internet accelerator" is not exactly a proxy in the sense that Squid is a proxy. Instead, all http requests are routed through a firmware based cache, which reuses identical content to save bandwidth. Where you have to set 3128 in the port settings for a Squid proxy, no such settings are necessary. The Internet Accelerator is supposed to be functional on the boot of the 6000, I have noticed mine fail at least five times (normally when satellite connection gets broken). Reset the 6000 if the status indicator for the Internet Accelerator turns red.

Two other things to check if you have connectivity problems or slow downs while using the 6000 is the signal strength for your satellite connection, and the Satellite Speed Test found at the bottom of the screen at www.mydirecway.com. If it indicates a slow speed then I would harass direcway support rigorously. Support is notoriously bad at direcway and the phone support is flat worthless. I have gotten better results doing live chat with them. On the phone I waited an hour and a half on hold, but when I told that to a chat support tech (5 min wait) they made sure my issue was attended to immediately.

Not that you should have to by any means, but have you thought of setting up a squid proxy for your satellite connection? I did and our page loads became much quicker.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 03:43 AM   #19
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No I have not thought about it. But it sounds like I could use it. I have not setup a Proxy before so I am gonna have to look that up. Do you have any suggestions on Where I can find a good How-to on squid proxies. The other thing that I have noticed it my netgear router kills my bandwindth and i am not sure why. When I have my pc plugged directly into the 6000 I get pretty good speed. I plug it back into this router and it just drops down to like 87kbps download and 9kbps upload. Still have not figured that one out yet. Thanks for the input.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:57 AM   #20
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Ok, it has been a while and I'm curious. How is that Direcway doing for you guys? Does it work well with Linux? Hows the support doing considering you use Linux?

I hoping for DSL but I'm almost out of hope.

Thanks for the info!!

 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:34 PM   #21
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It works fine with Linux, or any other OS that has the TCP/IP protocol. The DWL-6000 is a router like any other, except that the WAN port is a built-in Sat modem. It works great for me, except during thunderstorms.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 02:36 PM   #22
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Well my TV goes out during the storms too so what is new.

Do they back it up with dial-up? I know my local phone company has a dial-up account for when DSL goes out. I found that out from a friend that has DSL. When the DSL goes out, you just use dial-up to get your mail and such.

I wish I could get DSL. They are supposed to work on it. I heard they got some grant or something to work on it but not sure if it will be for my area or somewhere else.

Thanks for the info though. I was wondering how well it works. I don't have any windoze here so it is Linux or nothing.

Later

 
Old 05-29-2004, 11:33 AM   #23
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I wish they would provide a dial-up backup for Direcway systems. During the spring we get a lot of thunderstorms here that completely block out my Sat signal. But when it is up, it is fast as lightning.

I run peer-to-peer clients, and I have yet to hit the FAP mark. But your mileage may vary.
 
  


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