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Sky Muster uses two satellites to extend the NBN’s range throughout Australia. The goal is to provide NBN to more remote and regional parts of mainland Australia and Tasmania. 2 Sky Muster was one of the initial NBN forms to launch, as it didn’t need to rely on fibre cables and nodes to be active. To activate a Sky Muster NBN service, a satellite needs to be installed on your property.2
Okay, let's get this nerdy stuff out of the way.
Sky Muster relies on an antenna dish fixed to your property. The antenna then transmits and receives data from a satellite orbiting the earth. This data is then broadcast back to a network of satellite ground stations. And voila, you're connected the internet!
To get your Sky Muster service connected, you may need in-home cabling to be installed. You might also need a variety of devices to connected either inside or outside your premises. 2
Other equipment may include:
The NBN modem will need to connect to a power outlet and a telephone socket with an ethernet cable, and then the modem will connect to your wireless router via another ethernet cable. Once you plug your router into a power outlet you will be able to connect your devices to your new NBN connection. 2
Sky Muster is generally available in two speed tiers. The two speeds available will peak at either 12/1Mbps or 25/5 Mbps depending on which tier you choose. It is important to keep in mind that broadband speeds can fluctuate depending on:
Keep in mind, a Sky Muster service may cause some lagging to occur. This could be due to exceeding your data allowance or satellite connectivity issues.
As Sky Muster can be a little fickle you may want try these ways of potentially improving your speed:
Your home internet is likely to run faster when only one device (e.g. a computer) is using the server. Yet, if you were to begin streaming, surfing the web and gaming at the same time you may notice a delay. So if you suspect using multiple devices is slowing down your internet, try limiting the amount being used simultaneously and see if that has a positive impact.
The form of NBN available is generally based on where you live and your accessibility to other connection types. Yet, you still have a choice of NBN plans and provider. iSelect can help you compare our range of plans and providers that may make your internet woes float away.* Get started comparing internet plans online today, or call our friendly team on 13 19 20.
Last Updated: 15/10/2021