quote:Originally posted by DonB: As Scott said, Generic mode is great for back-and-forth movement. You don't even need to turn the modem off, because the D3 won't care.
What you DO have to be careful of, is that you put it back in Hughes mode before searching for the internet satellite in a new location - in generic mode the D3 will ignore the modem, and that means it will not tell the modem where it is located, causing a failure to range.
Don, if I do what you said, lock onto 93 in generic mode, will not a reboot of the D3 put it on line?
Not sure what the "it" is - if you mean the D3, it being online has no meaning in this context. The modem ranging is the issue.
Scenarios for user needing 83 for internet, 93 for TV: Scenario 1 Lock onto 83 in Hughes mode, get online. Switch to generic and repoint to 93 for TV (offline now of course) Repoint to 83 while staying in generic - no problem, modem already knows where it is, so online
Scenario 2 Move to new location, many miles (probably more than 50-100) away. Leaving D3 in generic and pointing to 83 gives good signal, but after pointing ends modem fails to go online.
In scenario 2, the modem still "thinks" that it is in the old location and won't range. Changing the D3 to Hughes and repeaking will solve this.
If you are asking if just changing to Hughes mode, then rebooting the D3 will do it, I don't know. It is possible, but I would not count on it.