Networking A Satellite Internet Connection
One of the benefits of Satellite Internet over dial-up and other broadband options is the ease in which the connection can be shared. Unlike DSL or Cable, which require a router to form a network, Satellite Internet simply requires one of the computers to act as the host. Your host computer will be the one connected to the satellite modem and it must be on in order for others to access the Internet on their computers. Once your host computer is established, you can share the access via the Internet Connections Sharing (ICS) software available on Windows 98 (second edition only) and newer versions.