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1. Forum Posting Information
What are the Posting Guidelines for this Forum?
•On Topic - Keep all related questions/problems in one thread. Do not post your questions regarding your problems in another person's thread unless the problem is the same. Start a new topic instead.
•Need Help? - If you are having a problem with your WildBlue connection please provide as much detail as you can when posting so that forum members can make useful suggestions. Rants serving no purpose (other than to ventilate) will probably be moved to Rant and Raves
•Need to post an Image? - If you directly link an image, limit the width to 450 pixels and in JPEG or GIF format to avoid "page stretch".
•Trolling and Flaming - When you post something calculated to insult or annoy - when it's personal - when it pertains to the user and not the topic - it won't be here for long. It's always easier to ignore those who try to lure you into a flame-fest, and it makes them look like the troll they are. Bring it to the attention of a moderator, but DO NOT respond in kind, and then seek moderator action against the poster.
•Can't Understand a Post? - Move on to another topic. Do not comment on or correct the spelling, grammar, punctuation or use of the English language in other members' posts.
•Spam/Advertisement - This forum may not be used for free advertising or spam of any kind. If you are in the business of selling WildBlue service your comments and help are welcome, your self-promotion is not.
•Moderator Decisions - Moderator decisions are final. If you have a question about an action of a Moderator, you may contact that mod by IM. Rude or otherwise abusive IM messages will not make your case. Posts related to moderator actions will be deleted without discussion. See the following for more information: Posting Rules.
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How do I start a new topic?
Press the "New Topic" button in the upper right hand side of the forum. Please do not press the "Got News" button. Questions posted in the news section are promptly deleted.
How do I submit a news article?
If you spot an news article related to WildBlue Satellite Broadband, please submit it for inclusion in our news section by pressing the "got news" button. If your submission is accepted, you will get credit for it much like you get credit for helpful postings. Please keep these rules in mind to make sure your news article is accepted:
1. It must be news. PR pieces will not be accepted. If the article says "press release" on it it is probably just company PR that will be rejected.
2. It must be specifically related to WildBlue. Articles about satellite communications, or satellite launches not related to WildBlue will be rejected.
2. General Information
General Information about Satellite Internet
Where are the WildBlue NOCs?
See Image Below:Beam assignments
Cheyenne: Beams 15, 16, 24, 32, 33, 34, 38, 43
Riverside: Beams 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 30, 31
Laredo: Beams 25, 29, 37, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45
Syracuse: Beams 18, 19, 20, 28, 35, 36, 41
Winnipeg: Beams 7, 9, 10, 11, 17, 26, 27
How does weather affect the WildBlue connection?
Locally heavy rain (both in your location and
and the NOC you are getting your signal from will adversely affect your connection, sometimes taking it out for brief periods of time. Snow and ice buildup on your dish will also affect your connection.
Forum member, wxwest
, put together a website with weather information on each WildBlue NOC: WildBlue weather information
Does WildBlue offer Usenet Access?
See this thread for information on setting up your newsreader to access WildBlue newsgroups: »[general] NewsGroups
What games are playable or unplayable on Wildblue?
Prior to November 2006 many games were playable on Wildblue. During that time, the WB userbase reported which games were playable and which were not. But in November 2006, Wildblue implemented changes to the network which added latency to gaming. Since then, gamers are reporting that they no longer enjoy the games that previously played well.
Below is a list of games that worked BEFORE the November 2006 network changes. WARNING! Many gamers are reporting that these games are no longer enjoyable due to increased latency. We are showing you which games worked before November 2006. This list is no longer valid because WB has made changes to its network.
What Works on Wildblue (before November 2006, may no longer work)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat(for me anyway doesn't for some others)
Perfect Dark Zero
All Tony Hawk games
Mario Kart DS
Call of Duty 2
Socom 3(mixed results)
Nascar 06 total team control (works kinda)
Rainbow Six Series (Host boots for high ping usually, But CO-OP and 2 V 2 work well)
World of Warcraft
Star Wars Galaxies
Dark Age of Camelot
Star Wars: Empire at War
Dungeon and Dragons online
City of Heroes (very difficult to connect to the patch server..other than that it works fine)
Final Fantasy XI
Aces High Online flight sim
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast
What doesn't work or is not enjoyable on Wildblue
Far Cry Instincts Predator
NBA Live 2006
Ratchet and Clank: Deadlocked
BattleField 2 Demo
Call of Duty 1&2
Medal of Honor (Band of Brothers Mod)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (playable..not enjoyable)
What Works With Dial-Up (still valid today)
Conker's Bad Furr Day
Call of Duty: Finest Hour (plays BEAUTIFULLY!)
Halo 2 (more playable, but not completely competetive)
Call Of Duty 2
Halo (11 players max)
Unreal Tournament 2003 (12 players max)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (not sure, but worked fine with six people)
Medal of Honor (all expansion packs - works fine with 8 people)
Combat Flight Simulator (very smooth)
Guildwars (works good)
Battlefield Vietnam (worked ok for me)
World of Warcraft
Star Wars Galaxies
3. Speed Tweaks