1. If there truly is an outage, how can they possibly connect to you to test anything?
2. Is your friend on the same satellite and beam that you've been assigned? If not, is it possible that is why their's is working and your's is not?
If you have different service than your friend, as in Gen4 vs Gen5, she may be on a different satellite. Most Gen4 customers are on Echostar 17, whereas most Gen5 customer are on Echostar 19. Gen5 came out in March 2017, so if she had service prior to that, but hasn't upgraded, she's likely on Gen4 and Echostar 17.
A footprint is a footprint.
No one said it isn't. I said she may be on a different satellite, and if she is, she's not on your beam.
And yes, mine's working.
The statecode 21.1.1 means the following, "System Assigned Identifier is not available". The fix is to re-register the modem with the gateway. You will need to call support to be walked through this process, or request a truck roll at your expense.
21.1.1 doesn't mean the modem is faulty, and you can't really be walked through re-registration online as you will most likely need to insert information in the modem that could identify your exact location which isn't permitted by the community policies.
Another issue is that during registration, things can happen that breaks the re-registration badly, and you will *need* real-time troubleshooting.
As far as a friend or neighbor goes, that doesn't matter. The cutoff points can be rather tight in some areas... There is overlap between the beams, however, your neighbor next door could litterally be assigned to a different beam or satellite with the same modem and service level, due to numerous reasons.