How To Point a Satellite Dish

Written by Kate Ivy and Gary Davis

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The good news is that you can usually find this information withrepparttar help of your satellite provider. DISH Network for example features a Point Dish/Signal option in their on-screen menu to assist you inrepparttar 138198 adjustment of your dish. Using your zip code, you can determinerepparttar 138199 azimuth, elevation and skew. Pointing your dish is normally part ofrepparttar 138200 installation process so plan to do your install when you have time to follow through.

Your skew should be set before you mount your dish. Usingrepparttar 138201 adjustment number from your service provider, rotaterepparttar 138202 dish horn to matchrepparttar 138203 recommended coordinates.

With your azimuth and elevation numbers in hand, grab your compass and go outside. Standing close to your dish but at least one foot away, rotate your compass untilrepparttar 138204 needle points North, or zero degrees. Starting from this point, locaterepparttar 138205 azimuth number onrepparttar 138206 compass and turn to face that point without movingrepparttar 138207 compass itself. East is 90 degrees, South is 180 degrees and West is 270 degrees. If your azimuth number is 240 for example, you would face a direction that fell between South and West on your compass.

Now that you’ve found your direction, estimaterepparttar 138208 angle of elevation. Withrepparttar 138209 ground representing zero, calculaterepparttar 138210 distance going upwards usingrepparttar 138211 elevation number provided by your provider. Straight up would be 90 degrees so if your elevation number was 45, your elevation would be halfway betweenrepparttar 138212 ground and looking straight up intorepparttar 138213 sky. Got it? Good... There’s your satellite!

About the Authors: Gary Davis is owner of Dish Network Satellite TV and has written numerous articles on the satellite television industry. Kate Ivy has written for a variety of publications and websites and is the owner of Ivygirl Media & Design.

Broadband Router - Let's share your Internet Connection

Written by Giles Essame

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Can I have that without cables please? When routers first came out,repparttar preferred choice was using Ethernet cabling to connectrepparttar 137505 Ethernet enabled computers torepparttar 137506 router. Ethernet offers reliable high speed local connectivity butrepparttar 137507 prospect of network cables trailing around your home doesn’t sound appealing. Queue wireless routers! Overrepparttar 137508 years, wireless technology has evolved torepparttar 137509 point where wireless routers allow your wireless enabled computers to communicate via harmless radio waves withoutrepparttar 137510 need of cables. With a wireless enabled laptop, you can freely roam around within your wireless network area or have your wirelessly enabled desktop computer in a different room.

Difference between ADSL and Broadband Routers. Onrepparttar 137511 market there are two main types of routers – Broadband routers and ADSL routers. Broadband routers require an external Ethernet modem to operate. While ADSL routers have built-in ADSL modems. The Pro and cons are

•ADSL routers will only operate on ADSL connections. Broadband routers withrepparttar 137512 appropriate modem can operate on any type of connection (Cable or DSL) offeringrepparttar 137513 flexibility to change broadband technology.

•Broadband router with a modem require two power supplies and take up more space while an ADSL routers offer a nice simple single power supply solution.

•Broadband routers are more prone to compatibility issues withrepparttar 137514 modems than ADSL routers with built-in modems.

You’re not alone If you’re still confused, then there are specialist sites like that have online wizards, offer unbiased pre-sales and post-sales support to aid you in makingrepparttar 137515 right decision and assist if problems arise.

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