If you are new to satellite internet, then you have probably asked yourself this question, “how does satellite internet work?” If you are considering a one way multicast system or a one way system with a terrestrial return then you will first need the following outdoor equipment: the right sized satellite dish, a mounting structure, a feedhorn, a feedline and a Universal Low Noise Black Connector. The inside equipment that you will need includes: an internal DVB-S PCI card or an external DVB modem, a telephone modem, a telephone line, and software and hardware from your service provider.
If you are considering signing up for 2 way satellite internet service then you will need a little more equipment. First you will need a similar collection of outdoor equipment. You will need the right type of satellite disc, a mounting system, a feedhorn, a feedline and a Universal Low Noise Black connector. Inside you will need an indoor receiving unit, an indoor transmit unit, and the proper hardware and software for your service and provider.
Now that you know what equipment you need for satellite internet service the next set of answers that you need for the questions to how satellite internet connections work relates to how signals are sent and received. If you have a one way system with a terrestrial return then you will send your request for information via a land based ISP via your phone line. Your request goes from your computer through the phone line to the network system of your service provider to the satellite. The information that you requested is then transmitted from the satellite to your computer.