Server issues?

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Satellite seems OK, but unable to ping or traceroute. I rebooted the modem and it took forever at the Network stage. Anyone else having issues this morning? It appears to be the servers on the ground rather than the satellite, but hard to be sure given the feeble amount of diagnostic capability available to the user.

Thankfully, Verizon is working fairly well this morning so I can at least do basic stuff like make this post.
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If you have Red Wireless why haven't you canned Viasat?
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Admiral Korbohuta

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There was a weather outage this morning that affected several beams and lasted 4-5 hours.
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@ExSat No doubt. I am just not sure if it would help enough to make the service perform better than Viasat. And I don’t know of any way to test it without investing $300 or so as I don’t know anyone that has such a setup that I could borrow to test. I borrowed a Jetpack to see if that would perform better than my iphone or ipad and it did not.
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I know my modem went down for a few minutes this morning in eastern TN. My load balancer failed over to LTE as it should then once the satellite connection was re-established I was good to go. 
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A jetpack will most certainly outperform a mobile hotspot if you tune and configure it properly.

You can add an external antenna for $100.
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I have a 7730l jetpack, but I got this other one too, I'm using it more now.  For the price they aren't bad, 7730l is better, but made no difference where I am and how the signal is.  This seller is where I got it, like new  (not affiliated, I just think they are an ok seller with decent terms).  Not much higher than a replacement battery for the 7730 that I needed.   ebay link

Here are some antennas.  You could possibly piece something better together elsewhere.  I have not used this company, but I see a couple people mentioning them on howardforums, don't know their return policy, didn't look.  Amazon has free returns for any reason with some of the stuff they sell directly.

It would be best to try a better one, but if you wanted to do a cheaper one and at least get it outside, it might be enough for a test.  I have a booster with a yagi that looks like the sort of triangular ones.

Whole setup wouldn't cost that much, relatively.