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For Direcway 3000/4000 Users
a. Start/Programs/DirecWay (or DirecPC)
b. right click Antenna pointing
c. select Properties
d. find the line that says Target
e. place your cursor immediately after the last letter (G)
f. push your spacebar once
g. type /manual
h. click OK

Return to Start/Programs/DirecWay (or DirecPC) and
a. launch the Antenna Pointing utility.
b. Put in your ZIP code (manual latitude/longitude is more accurate - if you know it)
c. depending on which version of software you have report the info on the next screen, or
d. report the info found on the Satellite and Transponder tabs.

There is a shorter way to do this, but because of bugs in several versions of the software, it's not always as accurate as the above technique. To see if you have the buggy software, do this:
a. find the icon down by the clock that represents your satellite connection; it's usually a DW or a NAV.
b. right click it and select About
c. select System Info
d. compare Satellite Information and Transponder information to that which you found using the Antenna Pointing utility.

For DirecWay or HughesNet 4020/6000/7000 Users
To find your satellite on a DW6000 or a DW4020 you need to open the user interface.

1. If you have your browser set to use the DW6000/4020 proxy, you need to list the user interface as an exception first. In IE go to Tools => Internet Options => Connections => Lan Settings. If "Use a Proxy Server for your LAN" is checked, then click on "Advanced". In the "Exceptions" Box, enter 192.168.0.1 Press "OK" three times.

2. In your browser enter "http://192.168.0.1" (without the quotes) as the URL. This should open the interface. Click on the "System Information" button. You will find the satellite longitude and frequency on that page.

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by grohgreg See Profile edited by Red Baron See Profile
last modified: 2006-04-30 13:59:00