Originally Posted by BodyCount81
That's funny. I thought about using that same comparison in my last post. Its not their are various engines to diagnose. Internet is Internet. I don't know about you, but I can't tell what provider I'm using when on different networks. Want to know why? Because it's all the same. Maybe there are differences between DSL, cable, dial up and satellite which I stated.
Pardon me for ssying that the phrase you used, "if you have satellite Internet, welcome to ****sville" is pertinent. To go back to the car analogy, that would be like you saying that a certain model car sucks without any further information.
Now if you could please remove yourself from my thread, that would be great
You may be taken to the same internet regardless of how you connect, but you're not having a problem with the internet itself. You are having a problem with connecting to the internet. Troubleshooting the connection to the internet kind of depends on what type of service you have and the provider. There are differences however subtle between satellite vendors. I would know, I do work in IT. Never in all my travels have I had someone stubbornly withhold such basic information.
Back to the car analogy, satellite represents a type of car and not model. It's kind of a stretch but not really for me to say convertibles (satellite) suck. As a general rule, that is true. Satellite is used when you have no other options, just as convertibles are so often used by bald middle aged men when they have no other options for looking younger. There are varying degrees of suckitude when it comes to satellite: Hughesnet is horrendous. WIldblue (at least their Exede service) is bordering on usable. PT Cruiser vs Miata convertible, if you will.
I'm not going to assume which provider you use because that would be too easy for you, but you're pretty much screwed. Go over to dslreports and commiserate with the other satellite users. If the service works, it's a beautiful thing. If it doesn't, welcome to ****sville because it's not going to get fixed.