Author Archives: John S. Quarterman

Starlink Router inside 2022-01-10

The new Starlink kit with the square dish and router doesn’t come with an Ethernet port. That’s makes it difficult to connect to an existing multi-building Ethernet. But we found a way.

[Hub, Starlink router, BrosTrend RJ45 adapter;]
Hub, Starlink router, BrosTrend RJ45 adapter;

That’s the Starlink router on the left, and next to it a “BrosTrend Dual Band 1200Mbps WiFi Bridge, Convert Your Wired Device to Wireless Network, Works with Any Ethernet-Enabled Devices, WiFi to Ethernet Adapter with Standard RJ45 LAN Port, Easy Setup”. It cost $45.99. BrosTrend has various other models at lower or higher price that may or may not do the same job. We know this one works. Continue reading

Starlink dish 2021-12-27

Update 2022-01-12: Starlink Router inside 2022-01-10.

Turns out Starlink doesn’t work too well during thunderstorms. Other than that, so far so good.

[Longleaf, solar panels, roof mount]
Longleaf, solar panels, roof mount

Also looks good against longleaf pine. Continue reading

Starlink: 277 Mbps down, 14 Mbps up, 31 ms latency 2021-12-26

Update 2022-01-10: Starlink dish 2021-12-27.

Finally, real Internet access out here in the piney woods of south Georgia.


Those numbers are with Starlink has its own speedtest, which shows similar numbers. The latency is sometimes higher, but so far never over 100 ms.

We did have to trim a few sweetgums, but now we’re getting almost no interruptions, unlike the frequent outages with either AT&T DSL or Verizon Home Fusion.

So no more oh, it’s out again, go do something else for awhile, or another spinner, or an error message because nobody in Silicon Valley designed anything for slow links.

Now: get software? Zip, it’s here. Put videos on YouTube? A minute or two instead of hours.

Starlink cost: $99/month.

Sure, that’s twice what I pay for AT&T’s alleged 3 Mbps DSL. But Starlink is 100 times as fast and, let’s see: it actually works.


David Leon Quarterman, April 29, 1946 – November 3, 2021

David Leon Quarterman was born April 29, 1946, in Little Griffin Hospital, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, to Laura Elizabeth Hargreaves Quarterman and David Sinclair Quarterman, Jr. He grew up on Longway Farm in the north part of the county, with his parents, his grandparents, David Sinclair Quarterman Sr. and Alla Irene Peek Quarterman, and his dog Bear, joined by his brothers Stephen Patrick and John Sinclair, with frequent visits to his Hargreaves grandparents in Pearson, Leon Abraham Hargreaves and Harriet Esther Elizabeth Blitch Hargreaves.

[Withlacoochee River, GA 122, 2006-11-05 by Cathy Reaves Quarterman]
Withlacoochee River, GA 122, 2006-11-05 by Cathy Reaves Quarterman

He inherited his parents’ love for reading and his grandmother’s egg business, which led to a lifelong interest in farming and nutrition.

He graduated from Hahira High School and received a B.S. degree in physics from Valdosta State College. He served four years in the U.S. Navy including in the Mediterranean Sea, and had the rank of Lieutenant J.G.

He attended the University of Georgia in Athens, and worked in the computing center there.

With his aunts Jane Sinclair Quarterman Comer and Elsie Quarterman and his brothers, he published Quarterman Family of Liberty County, Georgia, and Relatives, 990 pages of family history covering more than 350 years. He assisted with an Irwin family history. He camped with family at the summer Grandfather Highland Games, where his daughter Peggy was the first female to march in the parade, on her father’s shoulders, with Clan Sinclair.

He retired Continue reading