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Hughes net satellite

I use a 1 watt transmitter with hughesnet for my isp my question is what tweaks may I do to speed up my throughput speed, and is there anything special I need to do with the dish itself. I noticed that the white coating on the reciever (dish) has started wearing off is this common or do I need to take action. I also use a hsn7000 modem with this.

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Zerko

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    burzerko Jul 11, 2008

    Verizon does'nt work out where I live. Wish it did

  • burzerko
    burzerko Aug 30, 2008

    Hello Benimur



    I use an ethernet cable from the modem to a router that then goes through an external firewall to a second wireless router. Any help would be appreciative.



    Thanks

    Zerko

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Hi,

The only "real" satellite tweak I could think of is to improve on your antenna system. I was made to understand that your country's FCC imposes certain restrictions and limitations as to how much power and capture area the system could use.

On improving the antenna, rule of thumb; the bigger the better and this apply to the dish. The bigger the capture area (dish diameter) the better the signal quality (not only strength). Of course doing so would probably need the blessings of your ISP. Possible sources of replacement parabolic dish would be discards of cable companies. The next hurdle would be aligning and finding the optimum mounting point of the horns. This photo might give you an idea on size difference.

BTW, the paint (white coating) is more for aesthetic purposes and helps protect it from the elements. Flaking/wearing off should not cause concern in terms of its performance.

Depending on how your modem is connected to the PC (USB or Ethernet), the other tweaks would really be with your PC's hardware settings and your OS configurations.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back whether USB or Ethernet and/or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

Get rid of Hughes..we're going to Verizon, they can't be any worse than Hughes and others in rural areas have recommended them highly.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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  • If you use your SIRIUS radio only when docked in a boombox, or directly connected to your car radio or home stereo using audio cables or a cassette tape adapter, then no interference can occur and no further action is required, provided you have turned off your FM transmitter. To turn off the FM transmitter, first press the MENU button. Use the channel up/down buttons to highlight “FM Transmitter” and push the SELECT button. Use the channel up/down buttons to highlight the "FM On/Off" menu item and then press the SELECT button. Use the up/down buttons to highlight "FM Off" and press the SELECT button. To exit the "FM On/Off" menu, press the MENU button. Use the same procedure to turn off the FM transmitter if you use Solution 1 or Solution 2 below..
Solution 1 - Direct Wired Audio Connection: If your vehicle radio has a “LINE IN” or “AUX IN” jack, you can use a stereo cable to connect directly to your SIRIUS radio. This solution is the easiest to install and provides the best audio performance. Many newer vehicles provide the required audio input jack. It will normally be found on or near the front faceplate of your vehicle’s radio.

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Solution 2 - Cassette Tape Adapter
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Solution 3 - FM Extender Cable Kit: An FM extender cable will provide a special transmitter antenna that allows you to obtain the best audio performance through your vehicle’s FM radio. This solution is easy to self-install, but does require that an easy-to-hide wire be run in your vehicle so the transmitter antenna can be placed in close proximity to your vehicle’s radio antenna. Using this FM Extender Cable Kit, you will continue to use your SIRIUS radio exactly the same way as you do currently. fcc_a_3.jpg



Solution 4 - FM Direct Adapter with Professional Installation: An FM Direct Adapter provides a wired connection between your SIRIUS radio and your vehicle’s radio. You will continue to listen to your SIRIUS radio through the FM tuner of your car radio, but the FM Direct Adapter eliminates the outside static and interference you sometimes experience when using a wireless FM connection. This solution usually requires professional installation. We will provide a certificate redeemable for installation at an installation center in your area.
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