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The Explanation Of Basic Internet Terms – Part II

In the first post about this topic, terms like ‘surf’ and ‘browser’ were explained. But this post is for those who want to know more about how the internet’s components work. One tool that’s used online is SSL, or Secure Socket Layer. It is used on shopping web sites to encrypt information like your credit […]

Alternatives To Placing Your Satellite Dish On A Building

Most people who have satellite internet love the high speed access they enjoy over dialup. And the fact that their dish has to be installed on the outside of their house may not really bother them at first. But even a small dish can take away from the attractiveness of a dwelling. Some satellite owners […]

How To Measure Your Bandwidth Usage

If you’re looking into a different type or usage level of internet service, it may help to know how much bandwidth you’re currently using. And you can find out just how much you use each month by going online.  Just open your browser and visit your favourite search engine. Then, search for applications that measure […]

How To Connect Your Satellite To Your TV

If you’re thinking about getting satellite television service, you will need to connect your satellite receiver to your television set in order to ensure your dish is pointing in the right direction. Your TV will display a meter that shows you how strong the signal is relative to where you’re pointing the dish so you […]

The Explanation Of Basic Internet Terms

If you’re new to the online world, you may be confused by some of the basic terms used in conjunction with the internet, such as ‘browser’, ‘home page’ and ‘surf’. A browser is the program used to ‘surf’, or visit web sites on the internet. Some common names of browsers include Internet Explorer and Firefox. […]

Latency And Your Satellite Internet Connection

Latency is defined as the delay between the request of data and the response to that request. And it can be a factor for anyone who uses the internet, but the term is mostly connected to satellite internet usage. Most satellites in geostationary orbit will experience high latency, due simply to the fact that the […]

File Sharing And Bandwidth Usage

There has been a lot of controversy in recent years about the legality surrounding file sharing sites, especially with the explosion in popularity of wireless internet. And now, there’s another reason for concern: the high bandwidth these types of sites use. While you may delight in easy access to the music or other media you’re […]

Can Your Satellite Internet Service Handle Rain Fade?

You may have heard that some satellite internet service customers deal with annoying problem called rain fade. This occurs when cloud cover is low due to the weather. Rain fade can definitely interfere with your service, because the clouds block your dish’s connection to orbiting satellites. In addition, falling rain can interfere with your signal […]

Fair Access And Your Satellite Internet Connection

So you’re thinking about getting satellite internet service. But before you order, are you aware of your online habits and how much downloading you do? This is important, because any satellite company will have a fair access policy. This policy is in place because you are sharing your satellite connection with other customers much in […]

The Truth About Finding Internet Providers Online

In a movie called Never Back Down, a young character named Jake finds out that respect and popularity comes at more than one type of price. The same thing could be said for your relationship with your internet provider. When your service isn’t up to par, or is too expensive for you to afford, you […]