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No I’m not running! (WIP)

I Have parentals that are retiring soon and wanting to move around Australia (both sides of the fam) but still have some form of connectivity. I mentioned Skymuster NBN satellite being junk and expensive trash; Pretty sure those were my actual words!

Where the Sky Muster will point
see look, it’s trash!

So going by the actual NBNco’s own mappings….

Skymuster isn’t up to muster so to speak.

Now let’s look at Starlink: there’s also LORA if applicable and viable? (https://www.iot-store.com.au/collections/lorawan/products/lora-and-gps-hat-for-raspberry-pi-long-range-transceiver)

So basically skymuster will provide the bare-minimum for most aussies *10mbits/s. Yeah good job libs….

Starlink on the other hand is getting rave reviews on whirlpool and ausnog.

It is about $1kAUD for the setup. and then $130/month AUD.

Currently I pay $108 for shitty “business” NBN 100mbit unlimited with VOIP ,etc.

We are on our 4th NBNco tech call-out and I imagine there will be more as this house was built by a toddler I’m fairly convinced… (the front steps would trip up even Steven Bradbury….)
We had DVB-T issues and when I got someone out to have a look he said **i’m not para-phrasing here…. “Mate it looks like someone literally didn’t want to get into the roof and frisbee’d the antenna amplifier into place….” I’ve secured it for you and hard wired it in ,etc. – Awesome I’ll forward your invoice to the real estate….

fibre to the curb (FTTC) – BYO modem
I hope they get a bulk discount because this is number 4 for us…..

Anyways…. enough about my rental issues. (It’s actually a lovely house and reasonable landlord/price/neighbors ,etc) but mate NBN is FUCKED. I see NBN techs come all the time for other properties…. the DPU in the pit and our NCD (FTTC white box) get’s replaced nearly monthly from lightening strikes lately

So starlink…. I’m going to order one.

Lets see where this leads figuratively and literally

4G is fine I guess as long as you have a big ass pole on your caravan? BUT wouldn’t it be so much better to just throw out your dish (literally no matter where you are in aus) and then you just have high-speed internet?

Furthermore would it not be worth (once up and confirmed running with a somewhat static IP), a toolset to test this

An actual icon or systray icon to display if they have internet YES / NO or re-position your dish ,etc.

I think many remote aussies would benefit from this script if I were to share it perhaps?

We then go further into possibilities of connecting remote communities as we only need a single starlink of say 100mbit/s and then shared via various wireless tech. **just a thought! is there gov grants for this stuff?

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