does verizon have a network extender that will work with satellite internet?
jlyn_carruth
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I am in Verizon's extended coverage area.  The service is horrible.  They told me I need a network extender.  However, I had to have internet.  Now I am looking for an extender that will work with satellite internet.  Is there such a thing?

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LRVassar
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No, satellite latency is too high to be usable for a network extender.

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TelecomTech_Extender
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It depends on the Satellite Service. If the Satellites are too high in orbit in Geostationary Orbit, for example, the time up to the satellite and down will take too long, this is known as latency.  Your calls will work but will echo, unnatural delays, and not be normal. You won’t like it.

If the Satellite Service is in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), the latency is greatly improved and usually the bandwidth is greater. StarLink is a good example of a LEO Constellation, there are far more Satellites nearer to Earth. You could hook up a Network Extender to the Modem for the dish. There is a 50/50 chance that you will get good service, it depends on how much of the sky your dish sees.

Keep in mind that the LTE Network Extender requires a GPS cable to operate. One comes with it. This needs to have a clear view of at least 4 GPS satellites, if you have a skylight you could see 8 to 10, on a window, it depends on the view of the sky. A 50 foot GPS insulated cable is for sale on eBay that is compatible with the Network Extender. This will work outdoors so it could be placed up on a roof, you would have think about placement to connect it to your extender.  Someone on eBay sells an extension cable that can add another 50 feet if you couple it to 50 foot cable with the GPS Puck on it. So if you order the cable(s) before you get the extender you will save yourself time of getting the error related to not seeing enough GPS sats. If it doesn’t work in the first 20 days, you can return it to Verizon within the 30 day window to return.

I am assuming you cannot get a DSL or Cable, if you can, your should go that route over Satellite Internet. You could also attach the GPS Puck with the 50 feet cable (from eBay) to the Dish. 

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LRVassar
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No, satellite latency is too high to be usable for a network extender.

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