This is part of the Blockstream Satellite Kit setup guide.
The Blockstream Satellite Pro Kit receiver needs to be configured in order to process the data received by the satellite antenna. The blocksat-cli utility provides some simple instructions to configure the receiver through its web interface.
For any steps that require you to enter a command, copy and paste each line as shown below and press enter.
Generate the S400 Configuration Instructions
On your Linux computer, open the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T).
Enter the following command to display your configuration instructions.
The Blockstream Satellite Utility will display a series of instructions and parameters that are needed to configure the satellite receiver. Keep this window open, you'll need it for the next step.
This is an example, the required parameters for your receiver will be different.
Configure the Receiver
Make sure that your satellite receiver is connected to your computer via the LAN 1 port and switched on.
Set the IP address for your computer's Ethernet connection to
192.168.1.3 and the netmask to
255.255.255.0. Ubuntu users can follow this guide.
Open a web browser, type in the IP address
192.168.1.2, and press enter. You should now see the Pro Kit receiver's web interface.
Log in as admin. Default password:
Follow the instructions obtained in the Generate Configuration Instructions step to configure your receiver's settings.
Double-check that the settings entered into the web interface match those provided by the Blockstream Satellite Utility, then click Apply.
Configure Your Computer
Open the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T).
Enter the command below to configure the network interface that will receive the IP traffic output by the S400.
sudo blocksat-cli standalone cfg
Warning: This command will modify your computer's networking settings (e.g. open firewall ports on the network interface). If you would like to review the changes that will be made before applying them, first run:
blocksat-cli standalone cfg
Monitor the S400 receiver's output.
blocksat-cli standalone monitor
You can now proceed to install your antenna.