The Wildblue Installation Process is usually pretty straightforward and will only take about two or three hours from start to finish. When the Wildblue technician first arrives on the job site he will verify all of the pertinent information with the customer. After that he will find the best place to mount the dish and will make sure that there is a line of sight at the location. He will determine the cable routes and confirm the preferred location of the Wildblue modem with the customer and make sure that the PC has all of the minimum system requirements. After these preliminary steps are taken care of he can move on to the actual installation process. Often times the dish can be mounted to the roof of the house. If the view of the Wildblue satellite is obstructed then he may have to find an alternative location to mount the dish. A pole mount is usually the best substitute if the dish cannot be mounted on the roof or side of the building. . . Once the dish is assembled and ready to be mounted, the technician will point the dish toward the Widlblue satellite and use a special meter to ‘peak out’ the signal. Once the signal is maxed out then they can begin running the cable from the dish to the modem. Usually they are able to run the cable straight down the wall and drill a hole through the exterior wall of the building and into the room that the modem will be installed in. The distance from the dish to the modem cannot exceed 100 feet. After the dish is grounded and the cable is connected to the modem they will hook up the Wildlblue modem to the computer via an Ethernet cable. The technician will call and activate the modem, properly configure all of the necessary computer settings, and activate the customer’s email account. He will then give a short demonstration of how to use the internet and email with Wildblue. When any discarded installation materials are cleaned up then the Wildblue installation process is complete and the new Wildblue subscriber can begin surfing the internet at lightning fast speeds.