Connection Requirements and Overview
To set up the Decoder internet access You need the following:
2. LINKSYS CABLE MODEM
3. RJ – 45 NIC Cable
5. Router(WIRELESS OR WIRED if you intend to use more than one pc)
6. DECODER(mytv, strong, daarsat etc)
7. Coaxial to RJ-45 converter or adapter
8. COAXIAL CABLES
Overview of the Requirements
SPLITTER: There are many types of Satellite Decoder Splitter that you can buy. What do we use the Splitter for? This enables you to create a parallel connection for the coaxial cable (this is the cable that is used to connect your decoder to the TV and as well as the decoder to the Dish hanged outside). The splitter will share the signal that comes from the dish outside between the TV and the Router cable modem, which will convert the signal to an internet signal.
LINKSYS CABLE MODEM: This is a Cable Modem: A cable modem is a device that delivers high-speed Internet connectivity via a cable television company which serves as the Internet service provider (ISP). A cable modem requires a subscription to cable Internet service, and will not function by simply connecting it to a cable TV (CATV) feed. Externally, a cable modem resembles a DSL modem. The coaxial cable that brings in the digital CATV signal provides a channel for upstream and downstream Internet service. This does not interfere with the television, as there is plenty of “real estate” or bandwidth space on the coaxial cable to handle both TV and Internet signals. Why Linksys Cable Modem; The Linksys Cable Modem does not require you to pay any additional separate monthly subscription to the cable company, you only need to connect it with your current subscription with your satellite cable TV provider which will only work with a Coaxial Cable.
RJ – 45 NIC Cable: This is a typical networking cable which we will use to network all the network devices that we have listed above such as the Router (Cable Modem), we will use it to make a connection from the Router to the computer to transmit internet.
Ethernet Cable: Ethernet cables connect network devices such as modems, routers, and adapters. They transmit data using the Ethernet protocol. Most Ethernet cables have RJ-45 jacks on both ends, each with 8 pins. (They look similar to telephone jacks, which use 4 pins or 6 pins.).
Note the following points: Use Cat 5 cables. (Cat 5 is a measure of quality, meaning that it supports traffic up to 100 MB / sec.) These are also called 10/100 Base-T Cat 5 cables. Some Ethernet cable wires crises-cross internally, others are straight through, meaning that pin 1 is wired to pin 1 on the other end, etc. A port (socket)for a straight through Ethernet cable is sometimes called an uplink port. If you aren’t sure about a cable, and you can see the inside wires’ colors, hold the two ends of the plugs up, so the same side of the plug is facing you.
Router: A router is used to transmit internet to more than 1 computer system on a network setup, this enables you to network your connection to other system (PCs). This is also known as cable modem. The connection runs the incoming cable connection to an external cable modem, which has an Ethernet connection to a router, which then connects
DECODER: A decoder is a device which is used to decode the satellite signal received from the satellite dish into a video. The decoded signal converted into video is what we receive on our TV. The purpose of connecting to the internet with a decoder is to convert your decoder to a Modem. A cable decoder is a modem because it modulates and demodulates, but it also functions as a tuner, a network bridge, an encryptor etc. To connect your PC or laptop to a decoder to access the net, you do not use a serial port as with dialup modem
COAXIAL CABLES: This connect the decoder to the splitter and one end of the cable goes into the TV while the other end goes to the WAN port of the router (Linksys Router)