How To Point a Satellite DishWritten by Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
How to Point a Satellite Dish By Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
Webmasters: You may reprint this article in its entirety, providing you leave Byline and About Author sections intact, including links to Dish Network Satellite TV and Ivygirl Media & Design. In order to enjoy maximum results from your satellite dish, you need to be sure itís receiving best possible signal. Where you point your satellite then, becomes an all-important step in getting great reception. But how does one point a satellite dish?
In truth, pointing your satellite dish isnít as hard as you might think, but you will need to know a few things:
Azimuth which refers to horizontal measurement of a direction from North to East. In terms of your satellite dish, it tells you how far left or right your satellite should go.
Your altitude or elevation, gives your satellite dish its heading, telling it how far above horizon it needs to go.
And finally, polarization. Also known as ďskewĒ, Polarization refers to adjustment needed for curvature of Earth. This rotational adjustment compensates for Earthís curvature between dish and beam of satellite.
Broadband Router - Let's share your Internet ConnectionWritten by Giles Essame
With increase of families wanting to share their broadband connection, more and more non-technical consumers are failing in common traps that could easily be avoided.
Simple and Easy Fortunately in America, majority of ISPís (Internet Service Providers) offer an Ethernet Cable or DSL modem with their service allowing for consumer to just buy a piece of hardware called a Cable/DSL router (better known as a Broadband router), plug this in modem and hey presto. After some initial configuration your computers will be happily sharing broadband connection.
Across Pond Europe, especially in UK has a different approach to America on how our Broadband connections are presented. The main penetration of Broadband within Europe is ADSL upon were nearly all ISPís bundle in a free USB ADSL Modems with their service. A free modem is a good deal but there is a catch! USB ADSL modems are good for using your broadband connection with 1 computer but they are bad when it comes to sharing your connection. Due to USB modems limitations, some ISP take approach to exploit consumerís lack of knowledge by cleverly advertising their low end broadband packages can only be used with one computer. If consumer decides they want to share their broadband connection then they are normally duped into upgrading to a more expensive monthly package that apparently supports sharing where previous low end package doesnít - This is not entirely true. The hardware might not support sharing but actual broadband line doesnít care if you perform sharing. The truth is any type of broadband connection will allow you to share if you have right hardware.
Broadband Routers Any type of broadband connection will allow you to share with right hardware. Youíre looking to share your broadband connection then? What you need is a router. Routers allow you to simultaneously share your connection among multiple computers. As router supports any operating system, you can happily use your Mac, Linux, Windows computers with router. One of most attractive aspects of router is that itís a stand alone piece of hardware that takes control of your broadband connection. This eliminates need for main PC to be switched on for other computers to access Internet. Another main benefit with routers is they offer Internet protection by means of SPI firewalls. These firewalls aid in prevention of malicious hackers gaining access to your home computers.