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bobvick
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join:2008-04-01
Brilliant, AL
reply to Ukiah Jim

Re: [Exede] Exede Install Scheduled..Some Questions

It is 2 3/8'' OD, it is about 4.5-5' off the ground. I buried it about 3' deep and it is filled with concrete.
To get to my office from where that pole is mounted, it will take about 80'-100' of cable.
Would it be better to mount it closer to the office?
Like I said earlier, alternatively, I can locate the modem in my den, and run a Cat5e cable about 65'-70' to go from the router to a switch where the computers etc.. are.
I guess I will just wait and see what the installer wants to do.
One good thing about the pole that I already have is, it is located only about 10'-15' from my homes central grounding location, so to ground it would be easy.

bobvick
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join:2008-04-01
Brilliant, AL
One other question that I forget to address, the installer that Exede sends out, is that a local installer? Or is it from a sub-contractor, kind of like DirecTV or Dish Network use now?


grohgreg
Dunno. Ask The Chief

join:2001-07-05
Dawson Springs, KY
Hard tellin' where the installer will come from, it depends upon what kind of work they're registered for (with ViaSat/Exede). It's the luck of the draw as to what/who will show up.

As far as the location of the polemount, closer is better - to a point. Attached PDF says 150' is max, but it doesn't mention minimum. Field experience however, seems to have demonstrated that at least 25' of cable is typically required for acceptable service.

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Storm97
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join:2003-04-14
Evanston, WY
said by grohgreg:

Hard tellin' where the installer will come from, it depends upon what kind of work they're registered for (with ViaSat/Exede). It's the luck of the draw as to what/who will show up.

As far as the location of the polemount, closer is better - to a point. Attached PDF says 150' is max, but it doesn't mention minimum. Field experience however, seems to have demonstrated that at least 25' of cable is typically required for acceptable service.

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Concur... We were doing the WB / Exede installs up until last year when Dish Network started picking them up in our DMA. As for the distance, even though max is listed as 150'; in practice I have found connectivity issues in anything past 100' and less than 20'.
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Spice300
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join:2006-01-10
reply to bobvick
said by bobvick:

To get to my office from where that pole is mounted, it will take about 80'-100' of cable.
Would it be better to mount it closer to the office?

Because your cable length is within the specifications, it should be fine to run it to the office. Make sure the coaxial cable has a solid center conductor to minimize the cable resistance. It is best to have the modem near the computer which allows you to easily observe its status lights.
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