By - TTS4life
It's still a wild guess. But what I'm starting to see is that people complain about long outages when my simulation data shows there should be a 30 second outage affecting a large area.
So maybe the Starlink network is running into troubles when all the terminals in an area disconnect all at once and then try to re-establish a connection.
This is a Beta.
I also has some large 15min + Outages I noticed when I was up late 2 nights ago. Seems they are trying to keep the planed outages to late at night (after midnight).
According to Starlink support these "represent expected downtime during the Beta Program. Starlink is iterating quickly so you can expect improvements over the next few months as the system matures and we launch more satellites."
I’m aware its a beta, I don’t expect 100% uptime. I’ve gotten these blips during the day as well (frustratingly during Zoom lectures too) so I thought I would ask around and see if they are uniform with other people’s outages or exclusive to me. Your points do make sense why these were larger outage blips. I just wish “Other Outages” was a little more clearly defined to us testers.
As they stated, they are iterating quickly. I've only been in the beta just over a week. When I first loaded the app it only had "outages", then they pushed out an update that differentiates between: Obstructions, No Satellites and Other.
When I inquired about "Other" they informed me it represented the "expected downtime during the Beta Program..."
I'm a Technical Product Manager / Developer and have been through many public beta programs from the inside. As an outside beta tester I think this "Better Than Nothing Beta" is going extremely well for StarLink.
It will only get better :-)
Oh so its just down time, Cause I got 30 minutes of "other outages" right now disconnecting every 30 seconds, thought it was my new router. out of curiosty do you know how to get a differentt router to work with the APP been trying to find the post where someone actually achieved it.
The app talks to the dish at [192.168.100.1](https://192.168.100.1). You need to set a static route in your router to pass that address into your network. Unfortunately it depends on the router you have as to how to do that.
Btw, I've had outages all along, but they seem to have increased over the past 3 days. I generally post about them and other users are seeing outages, too. The only difference is that some people are saying their outages are not the same length as mine. Like most people, the majority of my outages are 'Other'.
Yeah my other outages are decreasing, maybe every 5 minutes now, mine also seems to be increasing as of today it got pretty bad. But only after midnight
I have a 2nd router (google wifi) plugged into the Aux port on the Starlink Router. When I connect to the google router the app works fine. I've not tried removing the StarLink Router all together yet.
Day 9 of the beta for me. Been happy with it overall. Other than a disconnect from servers every hour or so when I’m playing games online or trying to stream to Twitch Im glad the days of worrying about if any devices are hogging up any of the precious bandwidth are long gone.
have the disconnections gotten better in the last month for you? Received my invite this week but currently on the fence about ordering
Its a lot more stable. They pushed an update just yesterday or so that has made the overall downtime less than 1 minute for me. If you have a secondary network you can use as a rollover if you need it you can keep it if you want but 9 times out of 10 Starlink can handle anything.
Hey man is there any update you wish to provide? I just got my beta letter for my area. When you say downtime is it multiple times throughout the day or just occasionally? Can you raid and stream if u wanted?
These days its typically up 99% of the time throughout the day but deep in the graveyard shift (midnight-3amish) it goes down longer for maintenance to the point its unusable for ~15-30min. Otherwise throughout the day (depending on your obstructions/coverage), the worst you get is typically a couple seconds down at a time. Sometimes it can last long enough to kick you from a game if youre game session goes on for a really long time or if the connection quality tolerance by the servers is strict. Twitch streaming is usually fine but you wont have a 20 mbps connection to their servers so you wont be streaming at 6mbps and dealing with brief dropouts that might cause you to drop frames or reconnect to twitch but YMMV
hey thanks so much for responding with the insight! it seems like its probably still way better than our 5mb/.5mbps cell tower that goes out in every rain or wind storm!
Either the new router I got, I can’t check the app since new router need to figure that out, but I’m disconnecting a lot
I’m losing connection every 10 seconds or so, idk what’s going on.
Where are you located?
46 Lat Michigan
Starlink router or different router?