Satellite Broadband

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Guybrush, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    I am living in an area that is not Broadband or cable enabled and have been offered a package for satellite bradband.

    Is satellite broadband worth it or should I hold out for hell to freeze over and my ISP somehow come into the twntieth century, or should I go gor it? I understand a bit about Satellite broadband.

    What I really need to know are the disadvantages and most importantly the advantages?:)
     
  2. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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    I have satellite ISP and for the most part I like it. Depending on what you use it for depends on how much it effects you. If all you do is surf the net and download files, it works great. If you want to play online games (CS) or any real time programs like that, it doesn't work real well do to the delay with satellite transmission. Also the data being sent is encrypted so using things like a VPN may not work well, if at all. With my ISP upload speeds pretty much are equal to 56K so hosting a server (web or ftp) will not work well either.

    Being able to download service packs from M$ as 700+ kb/s is nice. I have actually had downloads at 1M/s!!! :happy:

    Sure beats the 21.4K connection I was getting with dial-up!
     
  3. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    Go for it! The day I signed up I kicked myself in the ass that I didn't get it sooner. Sure it's not perfect and it's more expensive than dialup or cable or DSL here but I like it and it's my only option. :happy:
     
  4. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    :D Many thanks. All I do at the moment is download and surf the net. There is no minimum subscription time so I think I will give it ago until I can get broadband.
     
  5. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    PC Dude.

    Many thanks also. No doubt I will kick myself in the preverbial rearend!!
     
  6. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    Just a few places that you may like to read about sat broadband. Sometimes you need to tweak your system to get sat to work at it's best. These places will help.

    http://www.copperhead.cc/

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/sat

    Newsgroup: alt.satellite.direcpc
     
  7. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    :) Many thanks for the heads up

    Cheers
     
  8. ReC0iL

    ReC0iL Guest

    I have a satellite internet, but I don't use it anymore... DirecPC is what it was called. Fast downloads but horrible gaming, thats why I switched to DSL instead. I still have that huge oval dish on my roof, trying to get rid of it if anyone is interested in buying it from me.... It's the one-way system btw and it connects with AOL.
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Poor for gaming :(
     
  10. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    Where I live gaming is out ... best ping on 56k around here is 300ms. So gaming is out, tried it 10-15 times but just too much lag. That's when I decided to get Sat Internet ..... I crave speed of some kind ;)

    I guess now I gotta wait till Cable gets here before I can game online.

    BTW: If you know what ports the game uses you can set it so it goes dial up only.
     
  11. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

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  12. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    who the hell is ossn??
     
  13. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    an organisation Shirley!
     
  14. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    In U.K. ,Satellite speed restrictions are connecting to ISP /uploading ,@ normal dial up speed and then dowloading info /files @ broadband speed