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Man, this sounds great (ZeroTier)...I'm on AT&T Fixed Wireless with CGNAT and haven't been able to access BI remotely.

I wonder if when you leave it "on" as suggested by @Jessie.slimer that it uses much data in "idle"?
Maybe just enough to satisfy a watchdog or heart beat?
I have a 350 GB allotment per month and so far have only used half of that, as we don't stream much.
 

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I've been reading about ZeroTier and apparently if you want your connections to work without internet connectivity, you should set up your own "Moon". Manual – ZeroTier

According to the github readme, it's using UDP port 9993

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If a firewall between you and the Internet blocks ZeroTier's UDP traffic, you will fall back to last-resort TCP tunneling to rootservers over port 443 (https impersonation). This will work almost anywhere but is very slow compared to UDP or direct peer to peer connectivity.
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And quote:
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If a firewall between you and the Internet blocks ZeroTier's UDP traffic, you will fall back to last-resort TCP tunneling to rootservers over port 443 (https impersonation). This will work almost anywhere but is very slow compared to UDP or direct peer to peer connectivity.
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If this proves to be a problem, I think a paid NeoRouter Mesh subscription would probably be faster. But UDP hole punching should work in most situations these days I think, so speed should not be a problem.

Man, this sounds great (ZeroTier)...I'm on AT&T Fixed Wireless with CGNAT and haven't been able to access BI remotely.

I wonder if when you leave it "on" as suggested by @Jessie.slimer that it uses much data in "idle"?
Maybe just enough to satisfy a watchdog or heart beat?
I have a 350 GB allotment per month and so far have only used half of that, as we don't stream much.
It likely does use a little bit of bandwidth, but I bet it is on the order of a few megabytes per month and nothing to worry about even if you were on cellular. Just the tunneling overhead data will be substantially more than the idle keepalives.
 

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If this proves to be a problem, I think a paid NeoRouter Mesh subscription would probably be faster. But UDP hole punching should work in most situations these days I think, so speed should not be a problem.

It likely does use a little bit of bandwidth, but I bet it is on the order of a few megabytes per month and nothing to worry about even if you were on cellular. Just the tunneling overhead data will be substantially more than the idle keepalives.
I'm stoked about this. Since I canned the s-l-o-o-o-o-w CenturyLink DSL (1.5 Mbps down!) 18 months ago in favor of this 25 to 50 Mbps down AT&T Fixed Wireless I've been pleased with its speed and dependability and even the price (DSL was $85/mo for data only, AT&T is $50/mo) but missed the public IP it provided and subsequent remote access of my BI server.

Gonna jump on this ZeroTier wagon later this upcoming week after addressing a couple of mandatory obligations Mon thru Wed and will report back.
 

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Throughout the beta program, customer feedback has helped drive some of our most important changes to date as we continue to test and scale the network.

The Starlink team has implemented a number of improvements since our last update. Below are some of the key highlights:
Starlink Expansion
Since rollout of initial U.S. service in October 2020, Starlink now offers limited beta service in Canada, U.K., Germany and New Zealand. To date, we have deposits from almost every country around the world; going forward, our ability to expand service will be driven in large part by governments granting us licensing internationally.

Preventative Maintenance
Recently some beta users saw short but more frequent outages, particularly in the evening hours. This was caused by two main issues— preventive maintenance on various ground gateways, coupled with a network logic bug that intermittently caused some packet processing services to hang until they were reset. The good news is fixes were implemented and users should no longer see this particular issue.

Gateway Availability
As more users come online, the team is seeing an increase in surges of activity, particularly during peak hours. The gateway infrastructure to support these types of surges is in place, but we are awaiting final regulatory approval to use all available channels. Near term fixes have been implemented to facilitate better load balancing in the interim, and this issue will fully resolve once all approvals are received.

Dynamic Frame Allocation
The Starlink software team recently rolled out our dynamic frame allocation feature which dynamically allocates additional bandwidth to beta users based on real time usage. This feature enables the network to better balance load and deliver higher speeds to the user.

Connecting to the Best Satellite
Today, your Starlink speaks to a single satellite assigned to your terminal for a particular period of time. In the future, if communication with your assigned satellite is interrupted for any reason, your Starlink will seamlessly switch to a different satellite, resulting in far fewer network disruptions. There can only be one satellite connected to your Starlink at any time, but this feature will allow for choice of the best satellite. This feature will be available to most beta users in April and is expected to deliver one of our most notable reliability improvements to date.
These upgrades are part of our overall effort to build a network that not only reaches underserved users, but also performs significantly better than traditional satellite internet.

To that end, the Starlink team is always looking for great software, integration and network engineers. If you want to help us build the internet in space, please send your resume to starlinksoftwarejobs@spacex.com.
Thank you for your feedback and continued support!
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