Today’s satellite internet is much faster and more reliable than dial-up or DSL connections, and many Viasat internet subscribers are pleasantly surprised by the blazing fast speeds Viasat’s satellite internet service provides — even in rural America! Viasat’s satellite internet system works by linking you to one of Viasat’s high-capacity satellites in space. In order to enjoy Viasat’s FAST internet service, you just need a small satellite Dish & Modem. A signal from your Viasat dish is beamed up to one of Viasat’s satellites then relayed back down to a ground station, connecting you quickly & efficiently to the internet.
The Viasat Satellite Network & Gateway
Viasat’s innovate satellite network system is designed to provide you with super-fast speeds to do more on the internet than ever before! You may connect your computer directly to the Viasat modem with an Ethernet cable (included) or wireless router to create your own local WiFi network, enabling you to connect multiple computers, tablets, smart phones and other wireless devices to your Viasat service. You can choose to use your own router or use the new Viasat Modem with a built-in WiFi Gateway. Your Viasat satellite Dish receives signals from and transmits signals to the ViaSat satellite in space. The dish is about the size of a satellite TV dish, and can be mounted to the outside of your house, on the roof or on a pole on your property. The ViaSat satellite located in geostationary orbit 22,000 miles above the equator, provides high speed internet service using spot beam technology. Relaying signals from your home to Viasat’s gateways, and back again. These gateways or ground stations (also known as “SANs” — or satellite access nodes) are located throughout North America and receive the signal from the satellite connecting it to the internet, then transmits the data from the internet back up to the satellite.
Step by Step Viasat Satellite Network Connection:
- Visit your favorite website from a computer or mobile device. You can make this connection via ethernet, wireless router or the Viasat WiFi Gateway MODEM.
- The website request is routed through your Viasat MODEM, which is connected by a cable to a small Viasat satellite DISH mounted outside your home.
- Your dedicated Viasat DISH beams the website data request up to Viasat’s state-of-the-art satellite in SPACE. YES! Space!
- The Viasat satellite then relays your website request to a gateway station connected to Viasat’s ground network, which transmits the request to your favorite website.
- The webpage information is then broadcasted back to the station, up to the Viasat satellite and beamed down to your home — directly to your laptop or device.
What EQUIPMENT Do I Need?
When you sign up as a Viasat internet customer, we provide you with all the equipment you need. You get a brand NEW dedicated Viasat satellite DISH and Viasat WiFi Gateway MODEM, so you don’t need to purchase a separate router.
Viasat Satellite DISH
The Viasat satellite Dish is about 30 inches by 28 inches, approximately the same size as a satellite TV dish. All Viasat customers will receive a NEW state-of-the-art Viasat Dish professionally installed by an authorized-Viasat technician. Your certified technician will help you choose the best location to mount the dish, typically on the roof or the side of your home.
Viasat WiFi Gateway MODEM
Go wireless with the Viasat WiFi Gateway MODEM. Reliable, fast wireless networking connecting all devices in your household. Includes a built-in wireless router and an integrated Viasat Voice home phone adapter for our optional (Voip) home phone service. Viasat modems are uniquely designed with the most innovative technology available.
One of our nationwide team of Viasat-certified technicians will install the service at your home or business at no charge for standard installation! Your Viasat technician will test the signal in your area and suggest locations for mounting your Viasat satellite Dish. Once the dish is mounted, the technician will install the Viasat WiFi Gateway Modem inside your home and connect you to the internet. Just schedule your installation — we’ll take care of everything else! To learn more about Viasat’s installation process click here
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