SimpleSimon said:Many diagrams show a ground for the dish mounting itself in addition to the switch or grounding block on the coax. The dish itself is electrically isolated from the LNBF, so you can ground it without the risk of a ground loop. If the dish is on a metal pole in the ground, I wouldn't bother with an extra wire.
It could be true for plastic dish ( never use it ), but metal dish _have_ the connection to LNBF thru a small metal screw.SimpleSimon said:The dish itself is electrically isolated from the LNBF, so you can ground it without the risk of a ground loop.
That's not a real ground. In fact, the mounting screw bushing is probably isolated from the rest of the LNBF by the housing. Plus the screw itself is not making a good electrical connection with the dish arm.Smith said:It could be true for plastic dish ( never use it ), but metal dish _have_ the connection to LNBF thru a small metal screw.
SimpleSimon said:The objective is a small neighborhood WLAN so a few of us can share my Direcway. I've already checked with DW - I was pleasantly surprised to find that they don't mind - they've got bandwidth throttles. Yes, Direcway ain't a lot of bandwidth (400k), but it's a lot more than dial-up (26k) out here.
SimpleSimon said:Well, I'm on the Business package with a DW6000 & static IP, and that might make a difference, although I don't know why - there doesn't seem to be a separate agreement. Also, section 3.2 of the agreement limits use to the same household.
I called Direcway and asked what package I'd have to have to open a WISP (I'd seen some press release saying they were doing that). The CSR told me that it wasn't a problem - just do it. Maybe I just won at the game of CSR roulette, but I've tried to do it 'right'.
That's my position on it. We are sharing the expenses, but it certainly won't turn a profit.snathanb said:If your on the Business package, I wouldn't see it as a problem, as long as you aren't reselling the service. Especially if they told you to do it.
The best solution! When it's feasible.gpflepsen said:I find it easier to just direct-bury CAT5e to the neighbor's houses.