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Installation Manual

Version 2.1.0

 

 

 

 

InterNetCon Ė Satellite Internet Services

Calea Floresti nr 2

Cluj-Napoca, 400509

Romania

infonet@internetcon.ro

 

 








Introduction

 

This manual shows you how to set up your InterNetCon Satellite Internet Services. The steps should be followed in written order.

 

In general, setting up a satellite connection on a Windows PC is something that takes a few steps. InterNetCon tested on Windows 98, W2000, Millennium Edition and NT 4 and on all Windows versions we achieved very good performance, although it should be said that Windows Millennium Edition was the least satisfactory when it comes to download speeds.

 

Since we are still learning every day, this manual is subject to changes. In order to keep up to date on software, hardware and all related issues, we advise you to visit our website regularly.

 

Kind regards,

 

InterNetCon

Cluj-Napoca


Satellite/software Set Up

 

1 Point the antenna dish

 

InterNetCon uses multiple satellites. Before trying to point the dish we kindly advices to read carefully on the site what satellite you are going to use. Pointing the dish it is a delicate operation and should be performed only by the experienced people. If you already have the dish installed we advice you to find a company who sell satellite equipments and ask for one person to come and point the dish for you. This will be costless and will not take long time.

 

We advice you do not use tracking devices, motorizing devices on a satellite dish used for Internet Reception. We observe that motorized equipments do not point the dish correctly. We observe many receiving problems to customers who use dish with tracking equipment.

Receiver

 

InterNetCon recommends:

 

       Universal LNB (some DVB Satellite devices require the L-band frequency: 1.127 GHz)

       Local Oscillator 9.750 GHz or 10.600 GHz

       Downlink frequency: 11.727 GHz

       L-Band signal between 950-2100 MHz

 

Dish

 

The dish size you need (in centimeters diameter) depends on where you are located. We kindly advice you to use antennas from 1.2 m up to be sure you can work even on heavy weather conditions: sand storm, heavy rain, fog, water storm, etc.

 

 

 

 

 


2 Install the receiver device and the receiver software

 

Satellite Internet Service works via an a-symmetrical connection. This means that you will need a satellite receiver (DVB/IP PCI Card or USB Device) for the downstream and a conventional connection to your ISP (by telephone line, cable, LAN or wireless) for the upstream.

 

Usually installing the device it takes following steps:

-          installing the hardware

-          installing the driver

-          installing the software

-          (installing additional software, per example TechniSat Sky Star 2 card require you to have Internet Explorer 5 or above, Windows Media Player 6.4 or above and Direct X 8 or above)

-          setting up the DVB card (frequency, symbol rate, pid)

 

We kindly advice you to locate on our website in Support area the correct DVB settings for the satellite you use and setup the DVB card as presented. Incorrect DVB settings will not allow you to lock the signal.

 

We remind you do not ask for a test account before completing following procedure:

-          correctly point the dish

-          correctly install the DVB card and software

-          correctly setup the DVB card and lock the signal

-          reading this document for knowing how to establish the VPN

 

Please do not ask for test account before completing successfully this tasks because our system will allow you to have maximum 2 free test account per month and if you are not complete this steps when it is not 100 % sure that you are ready to test the service and the only thing what you done it is that you waste your opportunity to test for free. We kindly advice you to understand our well intentions to offering you a quality service but also to protect our platform do not be overloaded with requests from the people who are not fully ready to test  the service.

 

Once you complete all procedures to point the dish, install DVB card and lock the signal we will be more than happy to see you testing our service and enjoying it.


How to set up Windows for Satellite communication

 

Windows 98

 

In general: As you probably noticed, the Windows 98 TCP/IP is not working very efficient on satellite links. A number of patches and repairs have been made available to improve the performance.

 

InterNetCon advises you to follow these steps one by one.

 

1.      Update your Windows version

Go to Windows Update (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com) and click on productupdates. This will check your settings automatically and show a recommendation. You should download the first mentioned update.

 

2.      Install the Dcom98.exe file

Installation of the Dcom98 file will change your network settings. You should always run the Dcom98 file after updating your system. Updates overrule Dcom98 changes.

 

3.      Change IP Packet size

         Go to the properties of your Network Neighborhood (click with your right mouse button on the icon on the Desktop)

         Now select the dial up adapter and click the properties button.

         Select the advanced tab and select 'PacketSize'. It normally is on 'Automatic' but you should change it to 'Large'.

         Now do the same for the Dial up VPN adapter (VPN Support).

 

Donít restart the computer yet, first go to step 4.

 

4.      Registry entries

In order to maximize performance, you should run the w98.reg file. This will alter registry settings that are supported by the HTTP protocol. You can also run the TCPsettings.reg file to optimize browsing (it will enhance browsing speed considerably) but we have to mention that it is not officially supported by HTTP protocol. We tested it and it worked, though.

 

5.      Restart your computer

 

Dcom98.exe

The Dcom98.exe file is a patch specifically for a-symmetric connections. We advise you to go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and click on productupdates. This will check your settings automatically and show a recommendation. You should download the first mentioned update. Install Dcom98.exe only after the windows update. Updating your windows will overrule the changes implemented by Dcom98.exe

W98.reg

In order to maximize performance, you should run the w98.reg file. This will alter registry settings that are supported by the HTTP protocol and it will result in a considerable increase in browsing and download speed.

TCPsessions.reg

Running this file (just doubleclick on the icon) will change your TCP/IP registry entries to enhance browsing speed. We have to mention that it is not officially supported by HTTP protocol. We tested it and it worked, though. Without these entries, the download speed will be the same, but it will take more time to load all the pictures and frames on webpages, since default Windows settings only allow 5 TCP sessions at a time.





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Windows 2000

 

InterNetCon recommends that you download and install at least ServicePack 2 for Windows 2000, but preferably, get all the latest updates on Windows Update (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com) and click on productupdates. This will check your settings automatically and show a recommendation. You should download the first mentioned update.

 

Registry entries

 

Default settings in Windows 2000 will not allow you to use a satellite link. You will have to change your registry entries. Running W2K.reg will change the settings for you. This will alter registry settings that are supported by the HTTP protocol. You can also run the TCPsettings.reg file to optimize browsing (it will enhance browsing speed considerably) but we have to mention that it is not officially supported by HTTP protocol. We tested it and it worked, though.

 

w2k.reg

In order to maximize performance, you should run the w2k.reg file. This will alter registry settings that are supported by the HTTP protocol and it will result in a considerable increase in browsing and download speed.

TCPsessions.reg

Running this file (just doubleclick on the icon) will change your TCP/IP registry entries to enhance browsing speed. We have to mention that it is not officially supported by HTTP protocol. We tested it and it worked, though. Without these entries, the download speed will be the same, but it will take more time to load all the pictures and frames on webpages, since default Windows settings only allow 5 TCP sessions at a time.





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To make the changes effective you will have to restart your computer.


Windows NT 4.0

 

InterNetCon recommends that you download and install at least ServicePack 6a for Windows NT 4.0, but preferably, get all the latest updates on Windows Update (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com) and click on productupdates. This will check your settings automatically and show a recommendation. You should download the first mentioned update.

 

Registry entries

 

Default settings in Windows NT 4.0 will allow you to use a satellite link, but performance is not very satisfying. You will have to change your registry entries. Running NT4.reg will change the settings for you. This will alter registry settings that are supported by the HTTP protocol.

 

To make the changes effective you will have to restart your computer.


WNT.reg

In order to maximize performance, you should run the wnt.reg file. This will alter registry settings that are supported by the HTTP protocol and it will result in a considerable increase in browsing and download speed.





more details...



Windows XP

 

Windows XP seems to be trouble free when it comes to satellite communication. There is no need to tweak the system, because performance is quite good with default settings.


Windows ME

 

InterNetCon recommends that you get all the latest updates on Windows Update (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com) and click on productupdates. This will check your settings automatically and show a recommendation. You should download the first mentioned update.

 

Registry entries

 

Default settings in Windows ME will allow you to use a satellite link, but performance is not very satisfying. You will have to change your registry entries. Running WMe.reg will change the settings for you. This will alter registry settings that are supported by the HTTP protocol.

 

To make the changes effective you will have to restart your computer.


WME.reg

In order to maximize performance, you should run the wME.reg file. This will alter registry settings that are supported by the HTTP protocol and it will result in a considerable increase in browsing and download speed.





more details...



Proxy Set Up

 

If you want your network to have access to the Internet via satellite, you will have to set up a proxy. This means that one computer in the network (the Proxy server) will have access to the Satellite, sharing it with the other computers in the network. The proxy server will dial in to the Internet and set up a VPN. Therefore, the DVB Receiver Device should be connected to the Proxy server and the VPN software should be installed and set up on the Proxy server.

 

This is how it works:

 


More documentation for customers who want to install satellite service on the Proxy Server there is available on the site in Support page. We kindly invite you to read it as being very useful for a better understanding.



Windows VPN Setup

 

VPN set up for Windows 98

 

 

Step 1: Click Make New Connection in your Dial-Up Networking window.

 

 

Step 2: choose Microsoft VPN Adapter from the dropdown menu (if itís not there, youíll have to install it first from your Windows 98 CD ROM)

 

 

Step 3: fill out the InterNetCon vpn address (me-vpn.internetcon.ro for W6, T12 and IS1002 satellite) and hit Next

 

 

 

 

Step 4: hit Finish to end the first part of the set up

 

 

Step 5: go to the Dial ĖUp Networking window and click with your right mouse button on the VPN Connection you just created (My Connection in this example) and choose Properties

 

 

Step 7: this is what it should look like, click on the Server types tab

Only mention that vpn server should be me-vpn.internetcon.ro for W6, T12 and IS1002 satellite

 

 

Step 8: check or uncheck the necessary boxes, to make it look like the example. This should be enough to set up your own VPN Connection on Windows 98.

You should specify the name server address: 81.181.228.34, 81.181.228.35

 


VPN set up for Windows 2000

 

Go to Network and Dial Up Connections in your Control Panel. Choose Make new connection.

 

 

Step 1: Choose connect to a private network through the Internet.

 

 

 

Step 2: You can make the VPN connection dial in to your ISP automatically, in order to do so, tick Automatically dial this initial connection and pick the appropriate connection from the drop down menu.

 

 

Step 3: fill out the InterNetCon VPN server name: me-vpn.internetcon.ro

 

 

 

Step 4: tick for all users and hit Next

 

 

Step 5: enter the name VPN InterNetCon, tick the box Add a shortcut to my desktop and hit Finish. This finishes the first part of the set up

 

 

Step 6: when you click with your right mousebutton on the VPN InterNetCon icon and choose Properties , this is what it should look

VPN server: me-vpn.internetcon.ro

 

Step 7: hit the Options tab and check if all the necessary boxes have been ticked

 

 

Step 8: tick the Advanced (custom settings) box and hit the Settings button

 

 

Step 9: make sure Data encryption is set to Optional encryption (connect even if no encryption). Next, allow only Unencrypted password (PAP) and hit OK

 

 

Step 10: go to the Networking tab and set Type of VPN server I am calling to Automatic. Tick only the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) box. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and hit the Properties button.

 

 

Step 11: tick Obtain an IP address automatically. DNS servers: 81.181.228.34, 81.181.228.35. Click on the Advanced button.

 

 

Step 12: tick the Use default gateway on remote network box (if it is not already ticked). Leave the rest as it is and close all windows by clicking the OK buttons.

 

 

Step 13: select the Sharing tab and make sure that the Enable Internet Connection Sharing for this connection remains unticked. Press OK button


Dial Up and VPN settings for Windows NT 4.0

 

How do I connect to the Internet with NT 4.0

 

To install Remote Access Services for the first time open the control Panel, click the Network icon. In the Services tab, click Add.

From the Network Service box, select Remote Access Service and then click OK. When prompted for the path to the distribution files, provide the path usually C:\I386 and click OK. The RAS files will be copied to your computer.

If you have no devices installed on your computer, the Modem Wizard appears and helps you install a RAS capable device.

The Add RAS Device dialog box displays a list of all ports available to Windows NT for RAS. If you have successfully installed device, it will appear in this list. Select the port you will use for remote access, and click OK.

In the Remote Access Setup dialog box, select the port and click Configure.

 

 

In the Configure Port Usage box, select Dial out Only and click OK.

 

 

In the Remote Access Setup dialog box, configure RAS network-wide settings by clicking Network. Select TCP/IP only and press OK.

 

 

Click Continue when you are finished setting up the port and network configurations. Click Close in the Confirmation dialog box, and click OK in the Network dialog box. You might be prompted to confirm network protocols or other settings. You must restart your computer for the Remote Access installation and configuration take effect, then reinstall the latest service pack.

To configure a new Internet connection, on the Start menu, point to Programs, then point to Accessories, and then click Dial-Up Networking. If this is the first phonebook entry, the New Phonebook Entry wizard appears. Otherwise, the Dial-Up Networking dialog box appears.

Click New to open the New Phonebook Entry wizard. Type a name for the phonebook entry, in this case SupaNet , and then click Next.

 

 

Select I am calling the Internet. This configures the phonebook entry to use TCP/IP and PPP as the Dial-Up Networking protocols. Click Next.

 

 

Type the number to dial to connect to the ISP. Select Use Telephony dialling properties if you need to add an area code or other prefix. Click Alternatives if you have an alternative phone number for the ISP.

 

Click Next, and then click Finish. This connection is ready for use by pressing Dial

 

 

When you are connected you will see a new icon in the Icon tray on the bottom right of your PC.

 



Setting up a VPN connection on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

 

To install the VPN components for the first time, select Start - Settings - Control Panel - Network. Click the Protocols tab.

 

 

Click Add and select Point To Point Tunnelling Protocol and click OK.

 

 

When prompted for the path to the distribution files, provide the path usually C:\I386 and click Continue. The PPTP files are copied from the installation directory and the PPTP Configuration dialog box will appear, as shown in the following figure.

 

 

Leave the Number of Virtual Private Networks at 1 and click OK. You must add the VPN device to RAS after installing PPTP

 

 

If Remote Access Setup doesn't start automatically select Start - Settings - Control Panel - Network. Click the Services tab and select Remote Access Service and click Properties. Select Add and select VPN1 - RASPPTPM from the list and press OK.

 

 

Select VPN1 and click Configure

 

 

Confirm that the settings are set to Dial out only and click OK

 

 

Click Network and confirm that only TCP/IP is selected and click OK.

 

 

Click Continue when you are finished setting up the port and network configurations. Click Close in the Confirmation dialog box, and click OK in the Network dialog box. You might be prompted to confirm network protocols or other settings. You must restart your computer for the Remote Access installation and configuration take effect, then reinstall the latest service pack.

To setup a VPN Connection for the first time, select Start - Programs - Accessories - Dial-Up Networking. In the Dial-Up Networking click New. In the Entry Name enter VPN, add me-vpn.internetcon.ro as the phone number and select RASPPTPM (VPN1) from the drop down list.

 

 

Click the Server tab and confirm NetBEUI and IPX/SPX Compatible are not selected.

 

 

Press OK.

 

To make a connection to the Intranet, first connect to the Internet with your ISP account. When that connection is established then select Start - Programs - Accessories - Dial-Up Networking.

 

 

From the Phonebook entry to dial drop down list select VPN

 

 

Enter your Network ID and Password so you can connect to the Remote Access Server. When you are connected successfully you will see a new icon in the Icon tray on the bottom right of your PC.

 


Dial Up and VPN settings for Windows ME

 

How do I connect to the Internet with Windows ME?

Open Control Panel and open Add/Remove Programs. In the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box, select the Windows Setup tab. Then select Communications in the check box list so that it appears highlighted. Then click the Details button.

 

 

In the Communications dialog box, check Dial-Up Networking. Click OK to close the Communications dialog box and then click OK in the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box to begin the update of your systemís Windows 98 settings. You may be asked for the location of the windows 98 CD, this is usually located in C:\Win98 or C:\Windows\Win98. It will begin to copy files, if asked Press Yes to keep newer files. The system will restart.

 

To configure a new Internet connection, open Start - Programs - Accessories - Communications - Dial-Up Networking.

Press Make New Connection.

Enter a the name of the Account (in this case Supa Net) and select your modem from the list of devices. Click Next when you are ready.

 

 

Enter the phone details and press Next

 

 

Select Finish. Select the Connection you just made and select File - Properties

 

 

Select the Server Types tab and Uncheck Log on to network, NetBEUI and IPX/SPX Compatible.

 

You can then open the connection. The first time you will be asked to enter your Account User Name and Password. Connect to connect to the Internet.

 

 

When you are connected you will see a new icon in the Icon tray on the bottom right of your PC.

 


 

Setting up a VPN connection on Microsoft Windows ME

 

To install Virtual Private Networking for the first time, select Start - Settings - Control Panel. Select Add/Remove Programs. Click the Windows Setup tab.

 

 

Click Communications and press Detail, and tick Virtual Private Networking. Click OK to close the Communications dialog box and then click OK in the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box to begin the update of your systemís Windows 98 settings. You may be asked for the location of the windows 98 CD, this is usually located in C:\Win98 or C:\Windows\Win98. It will begin to copy files, if asked Press Yes to keep newer files. The system will restart.

To make a VPN connection select Start - Programs - Accessories - Communications - Dial-Up Networking. Select Make New Connection.

Enter VPN as the name of the computer you are dialling. Then select Microsoft VPN Adapter from the drop down list of devices and click Next

 

 

Enter the host name as me-vpn.internetcon.ro and press Next.

 

 

Then press Finish.

To make a connection to the Intranet, first connect to the Internet with your ISP account.

 

When that connection is established then open the VPN Connection. Enter your Network ID and Password so you can connect to the Remote Access Server. Select Connect.

 

The VPN will try and connect across the Internet.

 

 

When you are connected successfully you will see a new icon in the Icon tray on the bottom right of your PC.

 

 

 

 

 

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