I have been trying to find better service but it seems that Hughes has got the best system, any ideas would be appreciated.
You are dealing with a law of physics. It takes a packet 1/4 sec to reach the satellite and 1/4 sec to come back. Given that Ethernet time-to-live is in the millisecond range the resultant latency is a killer which is why VOIP doesn't work over satellite. Hughes Net is using proxy servers to and local caches to fool the browser into thinking all is well but streaming of any sort must live the latency which appears as slow down or disconnects. At least this is my understanding of how it works but I think your stuck on this one.
A quick search for HughesNet Gen4 latency reveals that it hovers around 700 ms on average. I know that satellite Internet service is generally considered unacceptable for online gaming because of that. Latencies approaching 1 second will probably wreak havoc with turnaround for even voice transmissions. My EchoLink node has a 1.5 second delay and confuses users.
I would also want to know the minimum UPLOAD speed for your link, and how often does it get that low. Stu mentions in his post on the use of SoftEther VPN that upload speeds below 3 Mbps are problematic.
Stu is also correct in that we have no idea what kind of tricks Flex will be using to enhance WAN connectivity in Version 2.0 of SSDR. With what we have today, using VPN workarounds, it seems that anything lower that 3 Mbps either direction won't be good.
Greg - N8GD
Far too slow for contesting or CW
But works great for rag chewing and for some DXing
I just make sure the other party understands I am remote with very slow turn around time
My experience with Hughes Satellite Internet in its various brandings is that it is quite unsuited for remote work with huge & hugely variable latency, massive buffering doing "bursts" of connectivity vs steady connection, goes down in serious weather and tends to be very pricey.
Sometimes it is all you can get, and then you have to put up with it.
They did at least at one point have improved options which basically seem to create a number of the same low grade connections and do a managed combining process. We never tried it due to costs and user reports that it was subject to the same limitations.
Max Download 13.94 Mb/s
Average Download 10.49 Mb/ s
Min Download 2.38 Mb/s
Max Upload 1.07 Mb/s
Average Upload 0.70 Mb/s
Min Upload 0.35 Mb/s
Max Latency 1305 .00 ms
Average Latency 760.31 ms
Min Latency 669.00 ms
So as Warren NU7R put it I'm "Stuck"
As for some of the other suggestions, Dudley (Flex Tech) has operated my 6700 using "Teamviewer" for testing a problem but I did not ask him about the Graphics or audio at that time. And as far as changing to EXEDE their download/upload speed is rated at 10/1 the last time I checked. Howard's 300-500 ms latency statement is somewhat encouraging, so I will try "Remote" when its released but I will not hold my breath till then.
Thanks very much to everyone who responded to this issue. It is really great to be able to ask a question and and get answers and suggestions so quickly.
73 for now, Al N4AB