Satellite Internet works well

I'm a kid with a new toy, love this new satellite system!
Here's a photo of the ipstar IPX-3200 "modem":

You can see the power supply in the background. This thing sits vertically for optimum passive convection cooling.

Posted on 24 Aug 2009, 8:33


Posted on 22 Aug 2009, 20:30 by tronkel
New satellite box
It may look like and ordinary sort of computer add-on device -but this is no ordinary gadget.

This little box will provide the gateway from Perenjori to the external user-space of the whole of the Linux world.

With this little box, many bytes of Linux code will exit and find their way into the wide world and do who knows how much OS good for the OS end-users of the world (and the opposite to you-know-who. Clue:begins with 'M' and ends with 't') all from one little box somewhere in Oz!

Posted on 22 Aug 2009, 20:38 by tronkel
Satellite box
Forgot to mention, that from the photo, it seems to sit rather near to the table edge.

Don't go and accidentally knock it off the table will you? - otherwise we'll never get to see the end of you-know-who! (see previous post for clue)

Posted on 22 Aug 2009, 22:57 by Raffy
This is great development - Internet access in far places is becoming easier by the day. I wonder how solar power fares in supporting that connection.

Posted on 23 Aug 2009, 2:56 by ttuuxxx
cool looking modem Barry, but wheres the pic of the satellite itself, Since that would be the real muscle behind this new connection you have :)

Posted on 23 Aug 2009, 12:17 by gposil
Glad you got the sat up and running...I use skymesh also...1024/256-2Gb/6Gb will have less problems than the eastern states, the ground station for IPStar is in WA...sometimes it gets a bit iffy over here, but way better than dialup or nothing. I find late at night Oz time the speed gets better also, I have no probs upping to my US server at over 200Kb/s ...


Posted on 23 Aug 2009, 20:16 by cowboy
Lone star state
I'm glad to see that you have one plug going to Texas. That is the one marked "TX" as anyone could figure out. ;-)

Posted on 11 Nov 2009, 16:45 by Frank Cox
Satellite Internet
I tried to get the satellite Internet here to work on Puppy , no luck. It works on any windows or mac through the Ethernet cable.
Incompatible Ethernet card perhaps?
Anyone had similar problems?

Posted on 3 Oct 2010, 13:46 by JD
just wondering, can a wireless modem be plugged into one of these