Frequently Asked Questions

1. What equipment is needed for a satellite connection?
Last updated 4 years ago

There are three main parts for a Satellite connection.

Satellite Modem - This is what an Ethernet cable is plugged into, then the other end either into a Wireless Router or directly into a computer.

BUC/LNB – This is the part which sits on the arm of the dish pointing towards the dish. This part is responsible for transmitting and receiving data from the Satellite. There should be two cables coming from the BUC/LNB down into the Satellite modem.

Dish – The dish is usually a circle or oval shape and is responsible for reflecting the signal to the dish's focal point, where the BUC/LNB can do its job of receiving and transmitting data.

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