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Topic # 146943 3-Jun-2014 16:34
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Hi any experience and feedback on a good satellite option?

I tried the path of wireless line of sight how ever we seem to be in a black spot and coverage isn't great, so only other option looks to be satellite.

Need to get something sorted as my connection has dropped to 0.5-1Mbps due to factors in the area.

Thanks

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  Reply # 1058649 3-Jun-2014 16:34
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

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  Reply # 1058661 3-Jun-2014 16:37
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Farmside? RBI?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1058662 3-Jun-2014 16:38
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Guess there's no real reasonably priced option is there?

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  Reply # 1058664 3-Jun-2014 16:40
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Where in the country are you?

There is a good chance you can get service form a local Wireless ISP or via a RBI tower.

Edit: ooo sorry. Re-read original post regarding no line of sight. RBI is your other option.

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  Reply # 1058665 3-Jun-2014 16:41
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Gnobbie: Guess there's no real reasonably priced option is there?


Not in a longshot.

Given latency across satellite its going to be just as good as what you got.

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  Reply # 1058666 3-Jun-2014 16:42
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2 providers backed up by resellers here in NZ - IPStar which is Farmside and others, Optus which is sold by Wireless Nation. Both come from Geostationary birds so have the latency problems and an installation cost as well as a relatively low data cap when compared to xDSL.

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  Reply # 1058667 3-Jun-2014 16:44
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If you cant pay for Satellite stick to xDSL or move really.
If you can PM me your details i can see if there is anything that can be done.

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  Reply # 1058671 3-Jun-2014 16:48
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Gnobbie: Guess there's no real reasonably priced option is there?


if reasonably priced = dsl priced and packaged, no.




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  Reply # 1058686 3-Jun-2014 17:34
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chevrolux: Where in the country are you?

There is a good chance you can get service form a local Wireless ISP or via a RBI tower.

Edit: ooo sorry. Re-read original post regarding no line of sight. RBI is your other option.

As above, what approx location are you?
Feel free to flick me your address and I can check for RBI or Fixed Mobile Data options.
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  Reply # 1058782 3-Jun-2014 19:27
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A good idea will be climb up to the top of the hills that have line of sight down to your property. If you have even a marginal 3G mobile signal it will be better than satellite. When a more sensitive antenna is used on a proper 3G card + a router it will be solid as.
Then just shoot it down the hill with some more radio's and all done.

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  Reply # 1060535 6-Jun-2014 20:02
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No such thing as cheap satelite - you would probably end up with the same surfing performance as you get on 1mbit dsl, with a much lower data cap and much higher cost.

What area are you in?




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  Reply # 1060550 6-Jun-2014 21:01
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I guess this is where 3g/4g mobile data should be cheaper to the people that cant get xdsl.

 

 

 

 

 

after all them mobile towers run full power 24/7, weather theres data/voice through them or not



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  Reply # 1060582 6-Jun-2014 21:52
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Squire298: I guess this is where 3g/4g mobile data should be cheaper to the people that cant get xdsl.
 
 
after all them mobile towers run full power 24/7, weather theres data/voice through them or not



It is. You can get 15GB for $75/mth




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