I'm not familiar with FAPed, but I'm assuming it's being flagged as an aggressive user? I don't believe so. I haven't even used half my monthly bandwidth yet and haven't done any movies since the beginning of August.
I do have a weak signal (2 Bars) on the Jetpack where I live, but like I said, I haven't had issues with that in the last year. Current speed the device is showing for the 4G LTE network is RSSI -110 dBm and SINR 4 dB.
I don't see a Mbps to the Jetpack, but from it, the computer is seeing 54 Mbps.
Delete all pending downloads from your play list. Note that one download that gets stuck for any reason will prevent all subsequent downloads. Then press the dash button on the remote. Does the subsequent message indicate "Internet connected"? If so, open the guide to channel 1239 and download a music concert. If that is successful then your VOD system is working correctly. Assuming all that works, I would try loading a single download at a time and see how your IP connection behaves.
Be sure to pose back the speed test results.
So my reply here was a work in progress. You're welcome to read the whole thing, but the last couple paragraphs have answered my questions, I think.
Ok, now that's a handy link to have. Thanks.
I ran the speed test multiple times for comparison with no other devices connected to the Jetpack. The ones listed below were 5-10 minutes apart from each other.
1) Ping 78 ms, Download 10.59 Mbps, and Upload 1.36 Mbps
2) Ping 76 ms, Download 9.95 Mbps, and Upload 0.54 Mbps
3) Ping 78 ms, Download 5.65 Mbps, and Upload 1.07 Mbps
4) Ping 103 ms, Download 6.78 Mbps, and Upload 0.41 Mbps
5) Ping 93 ms, Download 7.35 Mbps, and Upload 0.96 Mbps
These speeds, and the ones I didn't list seem to vary quite a bit, the but average seems to be around 7 Mbps. As far as the dash button, yes I've used that many times in the last week and it has shown the Internet is connected each time. As does the full system test and repeating the network setup.
I did find that out about the subsequent downloads while I was experimenting and have only tried one at a time since. I've also canceled each one, whether it started to download or not, before trying to do another. As I noted in the original post, I am able to do SD VOD titles and most of the ones that just say "HD" behind the title worked too. Only a few of those didn't. The 1080p HD VOD titles are the ones that won't download at all.
I went to channel 1239, AUD Music, and then "Concerts", but got the message "There are no matching programs at this time". So instead, I went to the "Documentaries" section and selected "Stolen Seas" and "Battle for Brooklyn", each in turn, because they were a couple of the longer ones at 2 hours. Each one did start to download within a few seconds, but again, these are "HD", not "1080p HD" titles. I also went to Channel 1340 AXS and selected a 1 hr 40min concert from here. It also did start downloading right away, but again, it was "HD", not "1080p HD".
My speed while downloading the concert was averaging around 11 Mbps. For kicks, I canceled the concert download and went to channel 1000 and selected 10,000 BC in 1080p HD. Go figure, it started downloading at 5.7 Mbps, so I canceled that and went to one of the movies I had been trying to do for the last week and it started too at 9.8 Mbps.
So based on your feedback and the results I just experienced, I'd say my problem has been inconsistent connection speeds through the Jetpack. How frustrating! And why now when the last year with it has been fine?
Well, sorry for being longwinded, but I wanted to be as thorough as possible.I appreciate the suggestions and the link for the speed test. That really helped.