Share Your Satellite Broadband Connection
The technology to share you satellite broadband connection to permit others to securely access your internet connection is simple. The connection coming from the satellite receiver is ethernet upon a standard RJ45 socket. In addition the receiver acts in a similar manner to a router modem. It supplies any connected clients with a unique IP address from what is called a DHCP server. To a large extent, all of these details need not concern you greatly - you just need to know how to share the connection with a laptop or with another PC at the same time.
Just purchase the kit you need to do the following:
- Connect WiFi clients such as iPads, iPhones or laptops
Purchase a 'WiFi cable modem' normally called a WiFi hotspot adaptor you can connect to the outlet socket.
- Connect more clients by direct cable in the same room.
Buy a small hub or network switch with 4 or 8 ports. Make sure that you purchase some 3-5 meter ethernet Cat5e/Cat6 'patch cables' so that you can join the kit to the network.
- Connecting longer distances between rooms and dislike WiFi?
Have a look at purchasing several 'home plugs' which will adapt the electrical wiring of your home so that it can carry the network connection from room to room via the electricity supply cables.
If you are feeling confident and brave then you may be able to recycle your old ADSL router and use it as a WiFi as well as a network switch. Just switch off the DHCP server in the old router and set the router to a high TCP network number such as 192.168.0.240 or have it get the TCP/IP number from the satellite router as a client. You should then be able to connect the old router to the network and it will act as a WiFi adaptor and a switch.