services are available to me with this system?
current system supports proxy server configuration and can recieve data
up to 500kbps to 16 Mgbs.
is latency, what is its effects, and how are these addressed?
is caused by the signal needing to travel from Wahington Node, up to the
satellite, and then back down to the user.The signal must travel approximately
23,400 miles up to the satellite and then back down to be received by the
end user.The signal travels at 186,000miles/sec.Dividing the up/down trip
of 46,800 miles by 186,000 miles/sec gives us latency of .25 sec.The receiver
card recognizes this latency and addresses this with the TCP/IP acknowledgment.
effect will be seen most in internet gaming sessions. Multiplayergames
like Quake 3 or
Tournament which require lightning-fast reflexes may not work to optimal
performance due to latency if routed through a satellite connection. As
described above and unlike some competitive products, Service keeps such
packets terrestrial and does not route them through the higher latency,
inherent advantage can be realized when sharing Service across several
computers. Users behind an appropriately configured gateway can expect
on-line gaming on local computers to be unaffected while other computers
on the local network are taking advantage of high downloads and web browsing.
unlike other satellite services, Datanet ISP does not require use
of its own style of dial-up networking and allows the user to choose his
own type of connection to the local internet service provider, such as
multi-link or other high speed internet connection."
this product be implemented on a Network for multiple users to access the
Internet at the same time?
the product has been tested with several Internet sharing software utilities.
Such as WinRoutePro 4.0, WinProxy, Windows 2000 ICS and several others,
Linux Server is the recomended.
I purchase the equipment elsewhere and have it activated for service?
equipment can be purchased elsewhere. We will activate anyones hardware.
However, it does make it difficult for us to support something we did not
does it cost and how long does it take to receive the equipment?
cost depends on the service you need. For more details on cost, just
send us an e-mail . firstname.lastname@example.org,
Equipment will be delivered once the order has been placed. All orders
will be shipped UPS Ground unless otherwise specified, or contact your
local Datanet ISP.
there existing antennas that can be used on our system?
with Primestar, AlphaStar, DirecPC and/or Fast@XS dishes can reuse this
antenna on our system. However, we can not guarantee that they will
work, but it can be done. Companies that use smaller dishes like the DSS
system and DirecTV are not compatible.Understand that since an antenna
must be aimed at our satellite, it will not receive signals from other
satellites.Thus, if someone is receiving a signal from a compatible antenna
from another satellite, they will require an additional antenna
I use this system anywhere in the world?
currently this system will only work in United States (including Alaska
and Hawaii), Mexico, Central America, South America, Canada, Europa, Africa,
Korea and Australia. Please refer to Home
section to see the Datanet ISP around the World .