Originally Posted by RKC02
I am considering switching from Cablevision to Dish network to both save money on the monthly bills and have the option of using the Dish equipment while on the road. They also have internet service available for the house.
My question is whether anyone uses the Dish internet access in the MH (if that's even possible), and if so, what is required to make that happen (besides the second (dedicated) sat dish for the 'internet' satellite)?
I was told that Dish uses your home phone line for uploads (??) and that is the reason the service is not mobile. I have no clue myself how the satellite systems work and am looking for suggestions and solutions if anyone knows how.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
*BTW - Picking up our new 390-RB on the 13th!!!
This MAY not be accurate for DN internet service, but for what used to be known as "Wild Blue" (almost identical service) you cannot get the internet side on any sort of portable antenna; however this is not due to having no land line. At one time, they did use a phone line for outgoing data, but I think that was obsoleted at least 10 years ago.
The problem is that the alignment on the internet sat dish is about 10 times more difficult than a video-only dish, because the "beam" is extremely narrow. The internet sat dish is bi-directional, that is, you send data TO the satellite as well as receive FROM the sat.
I don't think it's even legal to install such a dish yourself unless you've been trained by the service provider; the reason being that you could easily mess up someone else's service.
This is my understanding, anyhow.... A guy I know worked as an installer for WildBlue and this is what he said. He even warned me not to place my hand between the LNB (actually called a TRIA) and the reflector as the outgoing data signal could burn me similar to a microwave.