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Topic # 118974 15-May-2013 14:47
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Staff member is moving to rural Te Puke and reqs a net connection - only option appears to be satellite via someone like Farmside.

Catch is, we require the user to have a VPN to us in Auckland, and they will also have a VOIP phone (Avaya) - will the latency of satellite cause headaches ?

I remember back in my IHUG Ultra days, the latency was a killer really....




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  Reply # 820126 15-May-2013 14:57
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  Reply # 820137 15-May-2013 15:09
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try these guys

http://www.eol.co.nz/broadband_home

6mbs symmetrical wireless wan for $69/month

I know they cover up to Katikati/Waihi, should also have some coverage in Te Puke.

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  Reply # 820166 15-May-2013 15:59
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for satellite - yes.


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  Reply # 820171 15-May-2013 16:04
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It was so bad that I ended up putting my parents on a waiting list for ADSL and scrapping Satellite - It's like talking on a walkie talkie, latency can sometimes be 1sec+

Amusing fact, now they've got ADSL, Farmside still rings them asking if they're interested in signing up again. Best to see if there is any WISP's hanging around and go off one of them.




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  Reply # 820207 15-May-2013 17:18
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Latency is up to 300ms. Talk to farmside about their options. They do Adsl, wireless and satellite connections.

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  Reply # 820208 15-May-2013 17:21
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Another option is NetSmart:

http://www.netsmart.co.nz/broadband/index.cfm?page=coverage

They have coverage around the Te Puke area.





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  Reply # 820212 15-May-2013 17:33
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grant_k: Another option is NetSmart:

http://www.netsmart.co.nz/broadband/index.cfm?page=coverage

They have coverage around the Te Puke area.


annoying they don't advertise the speed of their service.

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  Reply # 820229 15-May-2013 18:24
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I always tell clients I work with to use Satellite as a last resort, trying to access their PC via teamviewer is very painful

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  Reply # 820281 15-May-2013 19:45
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jjnz1: Latency is up to 300ms. Talk to farmside about their options. They do Adsl, wireless and satellite connections.


No ADSL where the staff member is moving to - theyre very rural.





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  Reply # 820282 15-May-2013 19:46
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grant_k: Another option is NetSmart:

http://www.netsmart.co.nz/broadband/index.cfm?page=coverage

They have coverage around the Te Puke area.


Cheers, will look into that :)





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  Reply # 820283 15-May-2013 19:46
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Is there any RBI connections available?

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  Reply # 820284 15-May-2013 19:46
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DjShadow: I always tell clients I work with to use Satellite as a last resort, trying to access their PC via teamviewer is very painful


Heh, hopefully we never have to remote in ;)





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  Reply # 820287 15-May-2013 19:50
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ICMP RTT latency through IPStar satellite is 800ms - 1.2s. Source: First hand experience installing and using this service.

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  Reply # 820319 15-May-2013 21:09
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dimsim:
grant_k: Another option is NetSmart:

http://www.netsmart.co.nz/broadband/index.cfm?page=coverage

They have coverage around the Te Puke area.


annoying they don't advertise the speed of their service.


I'm with Netsmart. I'm on an older plan. Tonight I am getting 18ms ping, 11.01 Mbps down & 2.92 Mbps up. They have a newer wimax offering that is faster. I run voip (2talk) without any issues.

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  Reply # 820394 16-May-2013 03:07
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MichaelNZ: ICMP RTT latency through IPStar satellite is 800ms - 1.2s. Source: First hand experience installing and using this service.


Basically terrible

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