How to Install Dish Network – Dish

Dish network Installation guide
Dish network Installation guide

You can install a Dish Network satellite system into your house with no a hassle. You can perform this yourself or have it done professionally. But before you do it professionally ask your self  how much does dish network cost to install?. And if you wish to do it your self there are couple of things you will need to complete this task. If you install dish network dish yourself, you will need some tools and a little spare time and also know fully well how to setup dish network. ( you get that from dish network drop off sites) Dish TV DTH New Connection Online | HD, SD Set Top Box Price

Step 1

Contact Dish Network directly to get satellite service to know how much does dish network cost to install (see Resources below). The fastest and simplest way to install Dish Network dish is to have a professional installation. Get in touch with them to know how to setup dish network. You could also look for a local dealer in your phone book. If you want to install Dish Network dish yourself, go to Step 2.

Step 2

Check your newly purchased dish network guide. Check if you have an unobstructed view of the southern sky (use compass). The signal is  been received at an angle, so find out the area coming down wards from the southern direction for any obstacles such as trees, buildings or other things that can cause obstruction. Locate a place where you can securely fix your dish network antenna. Buy all items needed.

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Step 3

Install the satellite dish. Check the particular angles needed to setup the dish (see Resources below). Assemble it according to these settings (skew and azimuth). Connect a cable to the dish and fix it tightly on a building or pole (use cement). Ensure that the dish is connected securely and is grounded. Perform a direct line of cable from the satellite dish to the receivers location. How To Program Dish Remote To Tv Or Other Device

Step 4

Connect the receiver to the television and switch both on. Choose “Menu,” “System Setup” along with “Installation.” tap on “Check Switch” plus “Check” and “OK” to view the satellite signal. Place a checkmark on satellite 119 and use transponder 11. You will need to know what the signal is as you adjust the dish. You can really have someone be checking it for you and be telling you what it is; you can watch it (if you have access to see it from the dishes location) or you can carefully listen to the sound emitted from the receiver that various according to the signals strength.

Step 5

Fix your satellite dish. Unscrew the bolts holding the dish on the mount to allow you to move it from side to side to find out the exact location needed (azimuth) to pickup the satellite signal. Change the position of the dish gradually until the receiver picks up a signal. Dish Networks signal can go as high as 125, but still a number as low as 75 will also work. The higher the number is the less likely you will have trouble during change of weather. Once a signaling is locked in, fix back and tighten all bolts on the satellite dish.

Done the Dish Network installation. Do another “Check Switch” and then keep pressing “Cancel” to quit the System Setup menu. Call Dish Network customer care to select a package to begin receiving their satellite programming.


  • Dig a small hole in the wall for the cable. Fill in the gaps left with caulk.
  • Make use of a pole digger to make the hole for the pole and cover the bottom with cement to secure the satellite dish.

Items you will need for Dish Network installation

  • Dish Network receiver
  • Dish Network dish
  • Pole or mount
  • Hole digger (optional)
  • Cement (optional)
  • Grounding wire
  • Grounding pole
  • Cable
  • Connectors
  • Connector compressor tool
  • Wire cutters
  • Drill
  • Caulk
  • Compass
  • Pole level
  • 7/16 wrench
  • Screwdriver

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