Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Oct. 02 2005,13:50
I went with WildBlue two-way satellite. I've had it about a month. So far so good. The advertised speed seems to be close. 512k down/ 128k up. It's a rather large dish mounted on the roof pointed southwest. It takes a little bit to get used to the latency of two-way satellite times but downloads and web pages load quickly. Their support knows nothing about linux so don't expect any help if you use DSLinux. In my case the satellite modem goes into a wireless router configured to get its IP address using DHCP. The router supplies IP address to my computers via DHCP.
My only problems so far is that heavy rain kills the signal for short periods and for some reason I have yet to figure out, Skype packets appear to be filtered out. SO if anyone else gives it a try let me know how it turns out.