07-09-2011 07:39 PM
We have connected our Sure Signal to a Netgear DG834G router which is connected to a Tooway satellite modem.
Both light flash for 10 minutes then both go out.
Should this work using a satellite broadband link
09-09-2011 10:43 AM
This is a good question.
We do not offer any support for the VSS (Vodafone Sure Signal) using a satellite modem, but theoretically, it may be possible to get it to work, but there may be a few issues preventing this.
As already stated by john32, latency is going to be an issue. Also the IP address allocated to the modem would need to be locked down to a geographic UK based address.
By all means try and go through the troubleshooting, but we can give no guarantees that this will be able to work.
Let me know if you’ve any further questions.
09-09-2011 03:02 PM
Tooway came up quite recently (this thread). They use a satellite service based in Italy and are likely to provide an Italian registered IP address (which VF won't accept).
Post your IP address or look it up on RIPE to be sure ...
10-03-2012 03:43 PM
Tooway KA sat registered UK users now have UK IPs
I supply / install such systems for a living and despite the latency issues SKYPE works great - delay only noticeable if conversation is between two KA sat users !
Currently ,Sure Signal doesn't work on Tooway KA .. something with how packets are broken up and reassembled.. but it DOES work on older tooway KU-band sat systems... ?!
Hope to test Sure Siganl on Avanti KA systems this week - another KA Satellite system - and will revert...
NB: The very people who can't get decent broadband tend to be those in poor signal areas, too It will be great if SS can work on the new, faster KA systems.