Captain Universal Pain....

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giraffejumper

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I am lazy.
I successfully helped a guy install a 36'' geosatpro dish, sg2100, and captain 7000 box a few months ago.
He only cares to watch the M2 Morocco channel on Galaxy 25. (He could've done without the motor but we installed it since he had it - just in case he wanted to watch something else later)
He called last week wanting help to install Skyway internet equipment.
It came with a wineguard dish about the size of his geosatpro.
The satellite that it needed to be on was AMC 4.
Lazy factor: I thought "we already have a dish that points to amc 4, that will be easy. just move the dish to amc 4 with usals, plug it into the modem and go."
And it worked!
But ONLY AFTER I INSTALLED THE UNIVERSAL LNB THAT CAME WITH THE INTERNET PACKAGE.
So we got the internet going without having to install a new dish! My laziness was happy. Plus the Internet service was good. I might give it a try.
When we went back to change the settings in the Captain 7000 - we could not use the following settings to get the captain to work:
Iceberg said "If you use a Universal LNB, for a short cut set the LNB to "Standard", LO frequency 10600 and turn 22k on.
When we put in standard at 10600 - it would not give the option to enable the 22k switch.
I have never used a Universal before, and I am used to a Viewsat where it will let you turn on 22k even if you are not supposed to. Anyone have any ideas?
I really do not want to install another dish!!!!!!
Thanks!
-phil

p.s. I tried the Universal 1, Universal 2, and Universal 3 settings in the Captain to no avail.
p.s.s. I told him that if we got this up and running, that he should get a Dual universal so he wouldn't have to remove the rg6 every time he wanted to watch tv. Would this be the best way to go?
 

Mr Tony

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some boxes won't allow you to change the 22k switch and that sucks. But the tip I gave works with 99% of the boxes out there.
 

giraffejumper

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What is the "normal" way to set one up?
I am not used to this foreign thing!
-phil
 

SatelliteAV

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Set the LNB type to Universal (LO 9750 / 10600) The 22KHz switch will automatically select the correct LNBF output. Exit to save the settings.

You should install a two output Universal LNBF so the receiver and the modem both have independent outputs. Not necessary, but might make the system more user friendly.
 

giraffejumper

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Thanks guys.
I will be back over there Sunday morning and will give an update as to whether this worked or not. Too bad I can't access this forum when I am on top of the roof in Alabama summer weather. (even though it is TECHNICALLY fall!)
If not - you will hear about how I installed a new dish and was not too happy about it.
SatelliteAV, he ordered his geosatpro dish from you and was really pleased with the service!
I will be ordering from you soon! (pay check day!)
-phil
 
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