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I am currently on a pretty fast DirectWay satellite connection, online broadband speed tests are showing around 1.4 Mbit download (though only 42 Kbit upload) speeds, but my average ping time to common sites (google, apple, msn, gamedev) is a little over 4 seconds!!! Does anyone know if this is normal?

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Simply due to the physical distance and the speed of light your ping times will always be on the order of seconds.

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Very helpful link, viblo!

The friends who own this connection asked me about installing a wireless network so that they could re-sell internet to their neighbours (including weekly packages for the short term rentals next door). I think having read that response (especially the bit about the buffer), that it would not be a good idea, do you agree?

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Sounds like it would be a poor service in the end.

Not to mention most likely illegal. Every service I ever had came with this little clause that prohibits reselling bandwidth. Mind you, I do not know what your friend's terms of use are (of if he/she cares). I'm just letting you know in case no one read the fine print.

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I know that Speakeasy don't mind if you share your connection -- I also know that most other ISPs do.

However, with 42 kbps upstream, it's unlikely that a whole lot of re-selling could happen, even with the multi-second latency.

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hplus0603: Just out of curiosity I went to Speakeasy and looked at their terms and conditions (http://www.speakeasy.net/tos/) and found this under the section labelled "Moderations of Use"

The resale of residential-class services is strictly prohibited. Collection of service fees from third party customers on behalf of a Speakeasy residential-class service is allowed only if the primary account holder has subscribed to a service package defined by Speakeasy to promote connection sharing of any type. This includes but is not limited to both wireless and wired connection sharing.

The following paragraph mentions it is ok to use a hub and share the connection - but I would assume that does not apply to the reselling of services - just for your own use. There is a difference betwen sharing and (I quote) "so that they could re-sell internet to their neighbours".

Still, in any case, it's best that the person verifies such things themself - just to be sure.

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Collection of service fees from third party customers on behalf of a Speakeasy residential-class service is allowed only if the primary account holder has subscribed to a service package defined by Speakeasy to promote connection sharing of any type.


Yes, and if you call them up and say "me and my neighbor want to share a line..." they'll get you a subscription that allows sharing. I seem to remember an e-mail a year back or so that claimed you could get sharing on any existing account, but memory is fuzzy.

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