Need enough memory for a large nat table and qos tracking, with a modern enough kernel to have the kernel modules to do it.Is that really the best use case for a pi? Is installing DDWRT on routers still a thing people do?
it looks like they just stuck it on the balcony as a test. so better speeds to come.I’d say they will get a massive improvement when they install it properly on the roof. It needs unobstructed views of the southern sky with no trees or buildings down to about a 35degree angle from horizontal.
I’m very much hoping mine arrives while I can still get someone up on to the roof to install it.
I'm still stuck in hospital, but ms pink jacket has been up at Hotham the last couple of days and managed to fit in a quick test of Starlink this afternoon before heading back to melbs.
She stuck it in the back yard, between the buildings (not ideal), and tested immediately after coming online without giving it a chance to settle in or tune up (not ideal), but it's results were already very impressive.
Afaik, those speeds will go up once it settles in and hones in on satellites better, and obviously up again once its outside of Beta.
Considering that it seems to have at least partly tested via an SG server, I'd expect even better speeds and latency of a Sydney server.
I also tried testing to/from one of my Sydney servers. However (not being there myself) it appears that its IPv4 only, and that all users are nat'ed via some box somewhere, in our case Sydney. A little disappointing that its not a pure link. There are many disadvantages to being natted, especially when there are high bandwidth devices like these. tho modern nat works pretty well I guess, and again my leap to nat is just based on some assumptions of my testing when ms pink jacket was online.
Nat may be necessary because of the handling of the traffic via dynamic satellites, but its probably more likely that they just don't have enough IP address space to allocate to users. I just hope that poor box doesn't get overloaded or whatever. If its supports upnp then we're 99% golden anyway.
(nat is a method of sharing a single ip between a bunch of users. for example, your home internet router is a nat router)
The use of nat made any tests of the link useless from my end.
mpj was in too much of a hurry to do detailed route, jitter and latency tests, or other test ]via my servers in Sydney or things like speedtest.net for me.
I will do a more thorough test when I get up there in a couple of weeks.
For now, even tho it appears to be nat, I am very satisfied that we'll have a pretty great internet connection up at mt hotham this year. especially as I am recovering and unable to ski.