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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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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Grumpyoldman

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That's not really the point. You can't get any 25Mbs plan whether you are new or not on my beam. All this crap about 25Mbs Nationwide was a load of El Toro Kaka. And that is the reason why we have become a tough crowd. I probably will not leave this beam, but I think I should have the option to make my own decision. Quite frankly I am tired of being a mushroom. Those who are  on V2 know what the flippin Router looks like. And those who are not don't give a rat's rectum about it
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O.K.  That makes more sense.  You don't have any VS2 plans yet.  Others do.

"Existing customers won't see viasat 2 until 2020 "
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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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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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How about useful info like some actual customer reviews of the gateway? It's all garbage if the unit has enough limitations that you HAVE to use a router behind it to get the job done. Pretty shape does not make a good unit. I want to know "Where's the beef?"
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Old Labs

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How about useful info like some actual customer reviews of the gateway?
How about customers supply those and not Lizzie, Matt B or the Marketing and Corporate Communications department? Try Wendy's for the other question.
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I am not sure there are many customers out there that can supply much of anything. We have onky heard from a couple on here and they are not very active.
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Old Labs

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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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Stephen Rice, Champion

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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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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

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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.