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1. Forum Posting Info

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by PetDude See Profile
last modified: 2007-04-25 19:59:30

Press the "New Topic" button in the upper right hand side of the forum. Please do not press the "Got News" button. Questions posted in the news section are promptly deleted.

by PetDude See Profile

If you spot an news article related to Satellite Broadband, please submit it for inclusion in our news section by pressing the "got news" button. If your submission is accepted, you will get credit for it much like you get credit for helpful postings. Please keep these rules in mind to make sure your news article is accepted:

1. It must be news. PR pieces will not be accepted. If the article says "press release" on it it is probably just company PR that will be rejected.

2. It must be specifically related to satellite broadband access. Articles about satellite communications, or satellite launches not related to broadband internet access will be rejected.

by PetDude See Profile

There are various configurations of satellite internet connections. When you are asking questions or giving information in the forum, it is helpful to know what your configuration is. Instead of re-typing your configuration for every post, you can create a posting signature with the information that will appear in every post.

To create a posting signature, on the left side of the DSLReports page, click Members, then Forum Prefs. Fill out the signature information and place a check mark in ".sig default is show:"

The information we find most useful is...

Your ISP: Direcway, Earthlink, other
Which DirecWay System you have: DPC Gray Dish, DW3000, DW4000, DW4020, DW6000
Which Satellite: G11, G4R, Satmex5, etc.
Transponder Frequency: 970, 1350, etc.
Operating System (of Host computer):
Direcway software version: (not applicable to DW4020 or DW6000) ver. 4.0.3.9, ver. 4.2.1.10

And......
Some basic 'client' information if you have a network--
Anything else is just 'feel good' information that you can show, or do without.

An example 'signature' would would look like this...
Earthlink DW4K, G4R 970, XP Pro/SP1, ICS, w/1 XP Home client

If the 'useful' stuff is visible, it saves 'questions' later.

Satellite locations, transponders & frequencies in use

by plenary See Profile edited by seagreen See Profile
last modified: 2004-05-07 15:28:13

At this time anonymous users may submit additions to the FAQ.

by seagreen See Profile
last modified: 2010-04-26 22:33:33