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direcway has not been a "company" since at leat 09/2006. They are now hughes. sm

Posted By: ETMT on 2007-07-30
In Reply to: direcway input - stressed

Service is great. Tech support stinks cause it is done in a different country. Been with direcway (now Hughes) for 5 years. wound not change.

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I have hughes (used to be Direcway) and have had for 4 years. sm
With my older system (2-way direct) I had problems when there were bad storms, etc. Now that I finally broke down and upgraded to the DW7000, it has been smooth sailing. I have had it since September 2006 with approximate downtime of maybe 30 minutes since then. Now, since this is my livelihood, I do keep peoplepc as a backup just in case! Overall though I am very happy with satellite and since I live in the boonies, it is either satellite or dialup - gimme satellite any day of the week! Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!
Anyone have Direcway/Hughes.net satellite? Have a problem with VPN....sm
I have been connecting through a VPN with my FP office as they have EMR.  Suddenly on Monday morning I wasn't able to connect.  I was able to Sunday night.  I had an engineer come by and check everything out.  He was able to connect with my password at his house but not via my satellite.  Has this ever happened to any of you?  I will lose this account if I can't get it working.  I am out in the country and can't get an other fast Internet provider.  Hughes.net does say on their website that VPNs don't always work.  It is just weird that it worked one day and not the next.  I called Hughes and they said they didn't do any updates or anything.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!
Have had Hughes for 5 years (used to be Direcway) great internet service sm
but truly hate if I have any kind of problem and have to call in. Luckily that is rate to nonexistent.
RE: Post below...Let me assure you this "company"

has no ethics either and has been banned from this board because of it.  They don't treat this account the way they should and quite frankly the client deserves better. 

Because advice is a part of this "company board,"
If you don't want to answer a question then don't...quit being so rude to everyone. Help and advice are a part of a forum. Just don't participate if you don't want to help someone in their quest for a great job!
That's probably so she can change her "company name" and start the cycle all over again! n
"Very wise post" meant for "company handled
By the way, I use Hughes Net......
Sorry, I didn't respond to your e-mail. I erased it before I hit the reply button. But I am with Hughes Net and though they are a little costly to start with, they have worked well for me. Look for the rebate offers.....Good luck!

I have seen this advertized on TV, don't know a thing about it.  But might check it out to see if any better e., some technology the other satellite  service 





I have hughes.net, no problems. nm
hughes network
I had them also before as I live way out there. They sound a little better than Wildblue but I still had many problems and felt they were not much faster than dial up either. We now also have DSL with windstream and even though it is the slowest connection that windstream has, it is better than dialup or satellite. I enjoy it also. To get started with Hughes network it cost me $800.00 to buy the dish and $60.00 a month. I still have the dish on the house and have no use for it. I too am happy with my DSL.
LINK on Hughes.net
I just noted it did not post.  Check it out and see if maybe their technology is more advanced.o
I would recommend Hughes satellite........sm
I live in rural East Texas....okay, a long way from Oregon...but it worked very well for me for several years until I finally got DSL through my phone company.

As another poster mentioned, extreme weather does affect it, but I have transcribed right on through some pretty cloudy weather. As long as you have an exposure to the southern sky, you should be okay.

Another point I would mention is that there are limitations to the amount of information you can download in a 24-hour period. If you use your computer for anything other than work...for example watching videos or movies or even major surfing...I would go with the professional package which allows more download than the lowest priced package. I discovered my son had watched some videos online and I got locked out a couple of times until I caught onto what was happening.
I have Direcway too!!  I also live on the outside of every where (about an 1 hour south east of Erie PA) to get anything other than dial-up.  I like Direcway, but it is rather expensive.  I look at it this way--with the higher speed the more work I can get done, which equals more pay
I use it too with dial-up as back-up. Like any other isp it has it's moments but for the most part is reliable. I figure the expense is just part of doing business and partially deductible. Very stubborn with FTP sites at times.

I too have this internet connection for the same obvious reasons.  I live in a rural area of Washington.  The local cable/phone companies say  the population will not support DSL out here.  Like that is going to change for me or we even have cable available. So for now I guess i will chase away all the hunters and talk the critters out here into mulitpling.

I do know that Direcway offers several different types of devises i will refer to as a "modem".  I have made some upgrades in this area and what a difference it has made. Downloads and uploads are very quick and I seldome have a problem downloading files for work.  My internet connection is better than the TV service. It is more consistant.  I am told that one of the TV satilite companies are offering Earthlink DSL.  Again, not in my area. Check yours out.

Cell coverage out here is nonexistant with the exception of Nextell.  At this point Sprint will not get a signal out here.  While they work out the aspects of business i hope they include this feature.  Untill then you need to make the 13 mile trek to town to use the cell phone.

Bottom line is, when we live way out like we do, we dont have choices.  Nor would i move to town. 


We have directway and we are not happy with it. They sold the company and now they only allow so much broadband with that you can use. It is only about 200 worth and when that runs out you start getting page cannot be displayed. We are actually changing over to Dish network.

I would do your research on this before jumping into it.

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Anybody out there working with direcway,I would appreciate input as to your satisfaction and anything else you could say about it.
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over Wildblue. I use AT&T wireless, much cheaper start up, about the same monthly, and much more reliable. If it will not work with wireless, I doubt it will work well with Satelite either.
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DirecWay and Starband are the 2 main

dealers.  Depending on your ISP you may be able to get it through your ISP.  I use Earthlink and they offer satellite through DirecWay.  I used to have DW satellite and equipment was about $800.00 and monthly service $69.

Satellite can be as slow as dial-up depending on how good your dish is sighted, if the weather is clear, no wind blowing to either blow the dish or blow tree limbs into the field, etc.  Download is faster than upload, although upload files tend to be much smaller that it isn't much of an issue.

Lots of companies will not allow satellite as it isn't secure.

You can Google DirecWay and Starband and find their websites that should tell you dealers in your area.  If you have DirectTv they can change out the dish so that you can use the internet dish as the TV dish too.  The internet dish is much larger than the TV dish and probably cannot be mounted on the house. 


Direcway satellite drop-offs all day...
Is anyone else having problems with their satellite connection this week?  After 6 months of no problems I am now getting constant drop-offs until 5 p.m.  I am on the west coast and no weather problems.  I have called "customer service," but that was beyond frustrating.  Dial-up is excruciating to work with after being used to the high-speed.  Thanks in advance for any info.
My satellite for the Direcway is on my roof! It is bigger than..sm
my TV satellite, but the best place for the internet was on the roof! I have never had any trouble or "slow" times with it. I have worked through ice, rain, snow...you name it and it has always loaded quickly and with no interuptions. If you have no other ways for high speed, I would recommend the Direcway dish. We have nothing else offered where I live. It is satellite or dial up. Files that would take 1/2 a day or more are now loaded in as little as 5-10 minutes! Also, I have worked for three different companies with my satellite and have never had any security issues and have never had to purchase additional software to make it secure. Cost to me was 600 up front and then 59 a month.
Direcway #2/Transcribing in the boondocks of Ohio!

I should've explained the reason for my question in the first place.  I live in rural Ohio, really rural, and besides dial-up, which, by the way, worked okay until the cold weather hit, a little slow, but okay, and a lot less expensive than DWay.  The only option I had, that I could find anyway, was Direcway.  Have any other Ohio MTs found anything else out there that works?  I'm in northeastern Ohio, about an hour from Pittsburgh, PA. 

Direcway#2/Transcribing in the boondocks of Ohio
Hi, just wanted to mention that I recently moved back to IL and to a rural area. In order to work, I invested in a laptop with the wireless network car through Sprint. The techs at the companies that I work for feel it is a bit slow, but its the ONLY option that I have right now and also, for one company, in order to download reports to be able to work, I do have to use a dial-up connection. However, other than a bit of a lag, I really don't seem to have any problems with the wireless network card.

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I might mention too, that the trial deal is ONLY if you are an existing Sprint customer and since they consider it a second phone line, you have to pay a $150 deposit up front, so its not enitrely "free" and I believe for unlimited service its around $50-60 a month. Hope this helps.
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it's going up to $6.15 in Florida this year I read......still not nearly enough in my opinion.....*tsk tsk*

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