1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Satellite Broadband

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by Baggy, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Baggy

    Baggy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Burton-on-Trent
    Ratings:
    +126
    Although I live in a town with a broadband enabled exchange , I live too far from it to be able to receive it.
    There isn't a cable option so that leaves me Satellite.
    Does anyone have any experience of this?
     
  2. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,293
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,215
    A mate of mine installed a couple of units but no idea on performance.
     
  3. m@rk

    m@rk
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Messages:
    1,212
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Ratings:
    +360
    There are 2 types of satellite broadband.

    The 1st uses the satellite for downloads only but still uses a modem connection for uploads. Whilst this works okay for browsing the web, it is a bit clunky.

    The 2nd uses the satellite both ways giving true broadband but one thing to watch out for is that once you start using satellites, your round trip times are huge.

    Due to the speed of light limitation, you will ALWAYS get at least 650ms ping times and round trip times so this is no good for games etc.
     
  4. Darren Blake

    Darren Blake
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2003
    Messages:
    620
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Norwich, UK.
    Ratings:
    +15
    So who are the suppliers for these services?

    I'll never get ADSL at this rate, so I was about to sign up for BT Midband. Have heard a lot about wireless and satellite broadband, but it always seems to be pilot schemes from "here today gone tomorrow" suppliers.
     
  5. Baggy

    Baggy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Burton-on-Trent
    Ratings:
    +126
    Thanks for the replys.
    I think it's the only way I'll get broadband.
    I'm only a few hundred yards too far from the exchange but it might as well be miles.
    I'd want it primarily for download so the one way might be more suitable.
    I've seen a few sites like AVC, Broadsat & Europe Online.
    Has anyone tried and can recommend any providers?
    Kevin
     
  6. rct

    rct
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2002
    Messages:
    986
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Ratings:
    +3
    You could try asking here after reading up on it :)
     
  7. Baggy

    Baggy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Burton-on-Trent
    Ratings:
    +126
    rct,
    Thanks for the link.
    Lots of info there.
     

Share This Page

Loading...