Starlink

   / Starlink #2,061  
I was hoping to get mine today. At 1am last night Fedex was showing it in Wellsville, KS about 90 miles south of me with delivery scheduled for today. As of this evening it now shows in Washington, 1,800 miles away with no scheduled delivery date. Not sure how that happens.
 
   / Starlink #2,062  
Mine went flakey for half a day contacted support they are supposedly sending a replacement unit out.
I did a quick 5 second power off and back on 5 minutes later it was up and normal.
Prior to that they had asked me to do the rapid 3 times power off/on which resets everything to factory defaults,
and updates the operating software which didn't seem to do much.
Thanks Lou, I’ll give the 3 quick on/off cycles a try in the morning if I haven’t heard from them. It seems to be in an almost constant recycle state since about 4 am today. For now I’ve reverted back to my old DSL service.
 
   / Starlink #2,063  
I suspect the US Military was sending a plane that way anyway and put those dishys onboard.
They might argue it was a little more complicated than that but when you’re Elon Musk you can do a lot of things others cannot, even those in the gov’t, not in that timeframe anyway.
 
   / Starlink #2,064  
In early February 2021, I think it was the 8th, we ordered StarLink. The shipping date moved out over 2021, and at the end of 2021 we got another date of March 2022. A few weeks ago, we got The Email, ie, do you want StarLink note. 😁 Well, yes. :ROFLMAO: We eventually got a shipping date for March 2. The Dishy arrived yesterday, a day "early." (y)

Just in time because our Verizon link went down for some reason. Was working the morning and then just would not connect to the Internet. I tried power off, various resets, pull out the sim card, etc. but nothing worked. Wifey spend all day, and I do mean all day on the phone with Verizon. When she was finally making progress, they dropped her call. 🤬 During the calls, she was doing everything I had done which was not fixing the problem. After the phone call was dropped she repeated the steps and we the Internet from Verizon just started to work. It had to be a problem on their end....

By the time, she got Verizon back up, I was almost done with setting up Starlink. My big problem was getting the cable run in the attic, which went a bit better than I expected, until it was time to get the cable out of the roof vent. I think that took about a third of the installation time but it got done. Plugging in power and the communication cables is easy peasy and we had communication to the Stars, well, ok, StarLink.

The only real problem I had was building the cradle to hold the dish. The cradle is resting on a shallow pitched part of our roof and I used some 2x4 pieces to hold the dish stand. I doubled up two of the 2x4s to sorta match the roof pitch. To double them up I used some wood screws. Then I used the wood screws to hold down the dish stand. The Oh S...t moment was when I used the same screw size on the single 2x4. 🤬 Moron. To fill the screw hole in the shingle, I put in a stop gap, pun intended fix, but will have to do something better....

I still need the mounting bracket for the roof and the network splitter to finish the installation but it is working as is. I don't like the big router since we have a wiring closet and the router will not fit the wiring closet nor is the router where we want it to be located. Starlink does not have a good solution for those of use with wiring closets. :unsure: We will have to reconfigure our wireless extenders, I think, to maximize performance but we were getting anywhere from 35 to 181 mbps down and 2 to 15 mbps down.

Rotating the router so it faced where we sit really increased bandwidth.

Our personal laptops are old, like 6-8 years old and they are only getting 35-50 mpbs. My newer, work laptop is getting 150-180ish mpbs down.

So far so good.

Starlink was delivered by FedEx. Which usually means at the end of the day before we get our order, however, he showed up around mid day! :D I had a long chat with the driver and he said he was delivering Starlinks all over the county. He has 17 of them on the truck that morning. I was the only home owner that went out to get the box from the driver which I found odd. Sounds like Starlink is batch dropping these to areas which is interesting. The Wifey had heard other people in the county were getting their Starlink this week.

Later,
Dan
 
   / Starlink #2,065  
I was hoping to get mine today. At 1am last night Fedex was showing it in Wellsville, KS about 90 miles south of me with delivery scheduled for today. As of this evening it now shows in Washington, 1,800 miles away with no scheduled delivery date. Not sure how that happens.
Not much of anything in Wellsville Kansas but a bunch of Hill Billy's. Everyone there passes around a tooth to use at lunch and very few have ever left.
 
   / Starlink #2,066  
Not much of anything in Wellsville Kansas but a bunch of Hill Billy's. Everyone there passes around a tooth to use at lunch and very few have ever left.
Lol. Well it made it from Wasington back to Lenexa KS and finally showed up here. Setup was about as easy as you could ask for. Still waiting on my ethernet adapter and permanent pile mount to ship but sitting in the yard works for now. Getting 70 to 80 down and about 10 to 12 up so far.
 
   / Starlink #2,067  
Mine went flakey for half a day contacted support they are supposedly sending a replacement unit out.
I did a quick 5 second power off and back on 5 minutes later it was up and normal.
Prior to that they had asked me to do the rapid 3 times power off/on which resets everything to factory defaults,
and updates the operating software which didn't seem to do much.
It took StarLink 2+ days to respond to my service issues email which is disappointing. Said they were monitoring my system remotely and are sending me an entire new system to swap out.
 
   / Starlink #2,068  
That is great to hear! There is hope for the rest of us.

I bought and installed and under eave mount from DRM. It is well built, and the inner diameter is supposedly just a few hundredths of an inch larger than "dishy's" mount. I will let you know how it goes whenever I actually get my gear...

All the best,

Peter
 
   / Starlink #2,069  
It took StarLink 2+ days to respond to my service issues email which is disappointing. Said they were monitoring my system remotely and are sending me an entire new system to swap out.
That is better service than we get with Verizon, UbiFit, or CenturyStink. :eek: Not to say that a two day response time is good, but it is better service than we are getting. :(

  • DSL and phone went out, it took a week or two for someone to show up...
  • UbiFi screwed the pooch, and after a few weeks of vastly reduced service, we went to Verizon.
    • At least UbiFi allowed us to cancel quickly. Shame they had a meltdown because it was good, but expensive, while it lasted. Really like UbiFi except for the price.
  • Verizon has been down for two of the last three days.
    • Wife spent 4-6 hours on the phone with support who really did not do anything. The service started to work again, for a day, and went down again. Going to have to work on it this weekend, like I need another chore.
Don't get me started about cable Internet back in the day.... 🤬

Later,
Dan
 
   / Starlink #2,070  
Lol. Well it made it from Wasington back to Lenexa KS and finally showed up here. Setup was about as easy as you could ask for. Still waiting on my ethernet adapter and permanent pile mount to ship but sitting in the yard works for now. Getting 70 to 80 down and about 10 to 12 up so far.
Those speeds are the high end of what we get on our older laptops. My new work laptop gets higher speeds. Hoping that we can improve the in house network a bit. The StarLink router is in the utility room, in the center of the house, which is good for overall connectivity but I think it limits the speed.

We are waiting on the mount and ethernet adapter too.

Later,
Dan
 
 
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