Star link is baffling me.

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Cousin Itt
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Star link is baffling me.

Post by Cousin Itt » Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:14 pm

We live in the sticks in mid-Wales where fibre broadband is just a pipedream, so about six months ago we sold our souls to Musk and bought starlink.
A few days ago we had a very brief power wobble, and since then our mobile phones and TV fire stick will connect but laptops and internet radio won't.
Why is this happening?

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Re: Star link is baffling me.

Post by Gfamily » Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:21 pm

Can't make any suggestion other than the usual "turn every off (for half an hour) and try again to see if they connect "

Then slaughter a goat.
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Re: Star link is baffling me.

Post by Cousin Itt » Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:25 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:21 pm
Can't make any suggestion other than the usual "turn every off (for half an hour) and try again to see if they connect "

Then slaughter a goat.
Did all that
("Borrowing" a neighbour's goat tomorrow)

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Re: Star link is baffling me.

Post by Gfamily » Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:27 pm

Oh, and have you tried using a phone as a local hotspot to see if you can use the Starlink data for the laptops and internet radio?
Until you can get the major issue sorted
My avatar was a scientific result that was later found to be 'mistaken' - I rarely claim to be 100% correct
ETA 5/8/20: I've been advised that the result was correct, it was the initial interpretation that needed to be withdrawn
Meta? I'd say so!

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Re: Star link is baffling me.

Post by Cousin Itt » Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:41 pm

Hadn't thought of that.
Cooking dinner atm but will try.

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