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HughesNet internet service for Second Life? Is it crappy, and should I even bother?


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If you are referring to the Hughes satellite Internet service, then yes it is a horrible choice for Second Life because of the latency inherent in a satellite service.

ETA:  If you are looking for an alternative to cable and DSL, you might check to see if anyone is providing a WiMAX type of service in your area.  This is a high speed wireless service.  It requires an antennae and line-of-sight to the transmitter, usually on a cellphone tower.  I'm using one because I have no cable service available and I'm too far from the local POP for DSL.  While wireless is not always the best option for SL, some of them can work.  I get 3-4M down AND up and my latency to SL averages around 50ms.

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If you are referring to the Hughes satellite Internet service, then yes it is a horrible choice for Second Life because of the latency inherent in a satellite service.

ETA:  If you are looking for an alternative to cable and DSL, you might check to see if anyone is providing a WiMAX type of service in your area.  This is a high speed wireless service.  It requires an antennae and line-of-sight to the transmitter, usually on a cellphone tower.  I'm using one because I have no cable service available and I'm too far from the local POP for DSL.  While wireless is not always the best option for SL, some of them can work.  I get 3-4M down AND up and my latency to SL averages around 50ms.

--Cinn

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