Yesterday Was Thursday, Today Must Be Wifi Friday!

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Hello all!  Lizzie is enjoying a beach, or a pool, or something far away from here in cold, snowy Denver and asked me to post the link to this week's Wifi Friday!

This week is a quick overview of the Viasat Wireless Gateway, Viasat's new modem exclusive to the Viasat 2 satellite.  The article goes a bit into the bones of the device, as well as the reasons behind its unique shape.

https://corpblog.viasat.com/viasat-2-service-comes-with-a-powerful-wireless-router/
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Posted 2 years ago

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Gary

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That looks great and sounds greater. I must still be in the dark ages where Viasat is concerned. My modem does not have wifi capabilities and I needed to buy a separate ASUS wifi router. I have been out of this world on satellite since Wild Blue first started and I think that as long as I am not complaining Viasat has no need to upgrade old customers.
I go through most of the same issues the rest here do. Have to reboot fairly regular and the net drops out at the hint of a storm and stays gone as long as the clouds are around but I only play on the computer so if it doesn't work I go play with something else. Complaining is useless in my experience with both WB and Viasat.
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Sweet Angelwings

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Is this router/modem on for the Viasat 2 customers?? Also if for every customer, how much or extra is it to use? Thanks
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Someone sure is grumpy.
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Michael McDowell

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Cindy, To answer your question...The new Viasat Wireless Gateway is used for the service on Viasat-2. It is not available for use on Viasat-1.
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No matter what is it today or tomorrow will be what day i play ludo
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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What happened to Monday?
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Grumpyoldman

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Okaaaaay, and I want to know this why? Existing customers won't see viasat 2 until 2020  (probably) , and by then it will be just as  congested as Viasat 1.
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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So let's berate Matt B and Lizzie for doing their jobs, I guess...

Everybody's grumpy because they aren't at liberty to provide a detailed roll-out schedule - let's shoot the messengers.
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Martin Seebach

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2nd the notion.
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SonyaA

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Yeah Vet most customers cant supply anything cause their speeds are too slow. Just like right now my Viasat is too slow at 4pm to even post here having to use verizon. 
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Yeah Vet most customers cant supply anything cause their speeds are too slow. Just like right now my Viasat is too slow at 4pm to even post here having to use verizon. 
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I'm having beans and rice tonight.
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Gary

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Wrong forum and exactly why I am not on Book Face.
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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And cookies for desert.
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Tres Bien

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desert lead object

I'm having it for dessert, not advocating for desertion, a lethal practice in either approach. 

This will all make sense if you study if for a bit, but suffice it say that in lieu of attempting to understand the totality of my ravings, know that they are in essence merely a spelling correction.
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Viasat's modems are more interesting looking than what I get with HughesNet, especially the previous model with all of the different colored lights.  
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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A lot on here like to call the VS2 Wireless Gateway modem "The Toblerone" modem (after the triangle shaped candy). Keeping in with the "pyramid shape" this is a early sneak peak at our Voice phones: 


(kidding obviously)
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Ten million zillion points goes out to Brad!
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Tres Bien

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Does it have a wired connection?
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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It has two wired (Ethernet/LAN) ports. See page 2 at:

http://www.wildbluetools.com/content/FS/20/23/I010600_VWGManual.pdf
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Tres Bien

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Oh, perfect!

File saved just in case they ever get me a VS2 beam.

Thanks.