directv satellite internet conection

Ben Bullock brb3 at
Fri Jun 6 07:24:06 PDT 2003

Russ Letlow wrote:

> will it work??

I've been using a Hughes Direcway two-way dish since late February, but
have had to use Windows because of the propriatary drivers that Hughes
provides. My internal network relies on Windows connection sharing,
which, based on my recent experience, is not very good.  Hughes also
sells a router, the 4020 IIRC, that alleviates the need to run Windows,
but this unit is very expensive and I'm not sure it is widely available
yet. I really wish there was a FreeBSD solution to this problem, but
there are so few people using satellite internet connections that it is
not likely to be developed.

One thing I can tell you is that if DSL or Cable becomes available in my
area, I'll dump the satellite immediately.  If you want more
information about my satellite experience, contact me off list.


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