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tim0001
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  #2924231 9-Jun-2022 12:59
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I see that Starlink are now selling the mesh unit here.  At $265 for a unit with basic specs, I don't see most GZ members being interested.  However the unit is very simple to setup, so it could be good value for some people.  


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cAPTAIN_k
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  #2924239 9-Jun-2022 13:12
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We would love to grab the Starlink mesh system, but it is only available for those that have the square dish.

 

 

 

I presume the square dish that comes with a different router to the one supplied with the round dish.


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  #2925232 11-Jun-2022 12:55
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Hi all, I live the caravan life and am set up permanently in a camp-ground. There is a wifi service that is absolute rubbish and so I recently invested in Starlink. Is there any way, using the new mesh pods, that I can set up a service for my neighbours? It would help with the cost. Is it possible to provide them with username/passwords of their own or would they all have to log-on as me? Cheers.




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  #2925234 11-Jun-2022 13:01
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Total diverge here - but did you used to work in radio in Nelson? Your name looks familiar 🙂


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  #2925275 11-Jun-2022 15:47
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tonyflew:

Hi all, I live the caravan life and am set up permanently in a camp-ground. There is a wifi service that is absolute rubbish and so I recently invested in Starlink. Is there any way, using the new mesh pods, that I can set up a service for my neighbours? It would help with the cost. Is it possible to provide them with username/passwords of their own or would they all have to log-on as me? Cheers.



They just connect to your WiFi. They don't need the Starlink app. If you got / get the Ethernet adapter you may be able to plug in a separate Ethernet to a switch / wifi AP for them to use.




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  #2925852 12-Jun-2022 22:37
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Linuxluver: They just connect to your WiFi. They don't need the Starlink app. If you got / get the Ethernet adapter you may be able to plug in a separate Ethernet to a switch / wifi AP for them to use.

 

@tonyflew definitely do the latter if you can. Set up a wifi AP that has support for a guest SSID with client isolation, this will ensure that they can't mess with your (or each other's) devices on the same LAN and may also allow you to throttle Guest bandwidth. The guest SSID will be different to your private wifi SSID, both can share the internet but you will be the only one that can communicate with other devices on the LAN (eg. connecting to the antenna to stow, check for obstructions, etc).


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  #2926254 13-Jun-2022 21:09
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Starlink is currently running a refer a friend deal with one month free. If anyone is joining Starlink this month and is interested in one month free, please flick me a PM. Applicable only if you sign up during this month of June. Restricted to a maximin number of referrals, so first in first served.

 

 





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  #2930392 16-Jun-2022 14:14
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Anyone know why latency is all over the place today. Checked with multiple users and most seem to have an issue.

 

Any ideas and possible things I can try to debug? Starlink support sent a response telling me I probably have cabling issues.

 

 

 

Tracing route to 172.67.37.187 over a maximum of 30 hops

 

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.2.254
  2   198 ms   201 ms   200 ms  100.64.0.1
  3   127 ms   133 ms   133 ms  172.16.249.36
  4   142 ms   133 ms   133 ms  149.19.108.169
  5   130 ms   133 ms   133 ms  as13335.syd.edgeix.net.au [202.77.88.7]
  6   203 ms   214 ms   205 ms  172.68.144.5
  7   200 ms   205 ms   205 ms  172.67.37.187

 

Trace complete.


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  #2930425 16-Jun-2022 15:11
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andypen:

 

Anyone know why latency is all over the place today. Checked with multiple users and most seem to have an issue.

 

Any ideas and possible things I can try to debug? Starlink support sent a response telling me I probably have cabling issues.

 

 

 

 

Southern Cross cable maintenance I would suggest, should be complete by 8pm.

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=298422


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  #2930486 16-Jun-2022 16:12
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noroad:

 

Southern Cross cable maintenance I would suggest, should be complete by 8pm.

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=298422

 

 

Epic. Thanks for the info.


Hedgo
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#2930681 17-Jun-2022 07:59
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Hi Geeks,

 

I'm new to the site because I've been interested in getting Starlink for my work at home (Kāpiti) and have gained heaps of knowledge from this thread - thanks!

 

I've got a couple of questions and I should warn you, me and Technology have a very fickle relationship!

 

The obvious benefits have me sold, but how easy was the actual mounting/fixing of the dish? What are some of the problems you've encountered with the mounting? (keep it clean😉)

 

Will I need extra cables? If so, what?

 

Does everything I need come in the box?

 

And @Linuxluver seeing as you asked first, you can be my 'referral'!!

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Andy

 

 


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  #2930821 17-Jun-2022 09:56
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Hedgo:

 

Hi Geeks,

 

I'm new to the site because I've been interested in getting Starlink for my work at home (Kāpiti) and have gained heaps of knowledge from this thread - thanks!

 

I've got a couple of questions and I should warn you, me and Technology have a very fickle relationship!

 

The obvious benefits have me sold, but how easy was the actual mounting/fixing of the dish? What are some of the problems you've encountered with the mounting? (keep it clean😉)

 

Will I need extra cables? If so, what?

 

Does everything I need come in the box?

 

And @Linuxluver seeing as you asked first, you can be my 'referral'!!

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Andy

 

 

 

 

The installation is common sense to a degree but I would say if you know someone with a little IT knowledge it would be beneficial. With regard to mounting it depends how picky you are :). I did an installation for a friend in Masterton and he just screwed the default stand you get with Starlink onto the ridges of his iron roof. I re-used my old satellite dish mount, the dish slides into the top and I used some pvc pipe to take up the excess play. where abouts in Kapiti are you? I'm in Palmerston North you are welcome to come and check out my install if you like?


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  #2930847 17-Jun-2022 11:02
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Hedgo:

Hi Geeks,


I'm new to the site because I've been interested in getting Starlink for my work at home (Kāpiti) and have gained heaps of knowledge from this thread - thanks!


I've got a couple of questions and I should warn you, me and Technology have a very fickle relationship!


The obvious benefits have me sold, but how easy was the actual mounting/fixing of the dish? What are some of the problems you've encountered with the mounting? (keep it clean😉)


Will I need extra cables? If so, what?


Does everything I need come in the box?


And @Linuxluver seeing as you asked first, you can be my 'referral'!!


Thanks in advance.


Andy


 



Sure! PM me your account / order number.

I didn't mount my dish as in the back of my mind I wanted to keep it portable. My dish sits on my lawn and the cable comes into the house via a window I then closed. It's all aluminium window with a reasonable large pane, so the seal is still good and it doesn't damage the cable. If I want / need to I can pack the whole thing in the car boot in under 10 minutes. Mobile Starlink. If have to sign up for the $40/month roaming option for at least a month.




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Hedgo
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  #2930918 17-Jun-2022 13:44
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Thanks @Apotheosis - I may take you up on that nearer the time.

 

 

 

And @Linuxluver I'll DM when I get them. And yep the 'portable' option sounds good and could save a s*** load of hassle!

 

cheers

 

Andy


tim0001
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  #2936099 29-Jun-2022 19:06
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Ookla have published a new report "Here’s How Fast Starlink Has Gotten Over the Past Year"

 

Median NZ Starlink speeds slightly faster than "all providers combined". 

 

NZ Starlink median hasn't changed much in last year.

 


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