With download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 2Mbit/s, you can check your emails, read the latest news, do important research, upload documents, download music and stream video at ease – all with the knowledge that your information is secure, safe and your connection is reliable, with no telephone line required.
As a subscriber to Astra Connect you can choose from a broad variety of service packages tailored specifically to your Internet requirements. For pricing and details of the different connection packages available in your area, please refer to your local Astra Connect service provider.
As well as Internet access, the triple play feature of Astra Connect also allows users to use the service to make telephone calls and receive satellite television through the same single dish. Learn more about TV reception from the Astra Connect dish.
The end user terminal
Using just one dish on your property and a satellite modem which connects to your PC, our low-cost equipment pack includes all you need to connect to satellite broadband. Made to the highest specifications for years of reliable use, it truly is “fit-and-forget”.
The end user terminal comprises of:
- Compact 78 cm dish and iLNB – to transmit and receive satellite signals
- IP modem – converts satellite signals to/from computer data
- Installation aid tool - alignment aid for do-it-yourself installation
- Set of cables – to connect between your dish, modem and computer
- Installation instructions – on CD and printed manual
When you add our optional television pack of multifeed clamp and quad LNB, along with a standard satellite television set-top box, you can use your Astra Connect dish to receive hundreds of satellite television and radio channels in digital quality. Add-on television packs can be bought from your Astra Connect service provider. Use of the pack is included in your monthly subscription and can be purchased at the same time as your service or later as an upgrade.
Astra Connect works with two experienced equipment vendors, Newtec and Gilat, to provide the terminals used by individuals receiving the Astra Connect Service.
The Astra Connect equipment has been designed to be exceptionally simple to fit and set up, You can either set up the dish and terminal yourself or, if proffered, have a professional installer. Our system needs no extra software to load on to your computer and whichever option you choose you can rest assured that the low-cost equipment pack will be quickly and simply installed with only a few basic tools
The below videos will show you the installation process.
For detailed installation instructions, please consult the manuals delivered with the terminals.
Installing the add-on TV pack
You can add our optional multifeed clamp and quad LNB to your equipment to receive digital satellite TV channels from your Astra Connect dish. You or your local service provider can install this TV reception upgrade either when first fitting your Astra Connect equipment, or at a later date.