The translation used by some ISPs to calculate MAC address (which need to have your DVB card to receive their packets) is:
00 : 01 : IP : IP : IP : IP
IP.IP.IP.IP is your dynamic IP address.
This feature is used, for example, by EON.
Satellite connections are an interesting example of very high RTT (round trip time, access time): another example is the Mars - Earth communication or also the Moon - Earth one.
These connections have a very bad feature: very low interactively.
Typical network (or digital, generally) connections use the so called transmission "window", which represents the data buffer can be sent before waiting for an answer. In TCP/IP protocol stack this is the TCP Window.
---------------------- | - - - - - - - > can continue |-|-|-|----> | ---------------------- | Buffer sendable before confirm | | - - - - - - - <---------------------- Confirmation Answering
Now, if our communication has an high access time and if we had a little TCP Window we would lose very much time only waiting for the data confirmation (ACK), so the real bandwidth would decrease (for example if you have a 16KB TCP window, typical of Windows systems and a RTT of 400 ms, you cannot overcome 16KB/0.4 = 40 KB/s)
Solution is to use a very high TCP Window (such as 256 KB or some MB).
Unfortunately, under many systems, is not so simple to have a great TCP Window, so, in latest years, it starts to appear new applications ("download accelerators" described in next section) that split in many pieces a file and download all them in the main time: this is just equivalent to download only one file with a single piece size, avoiding the RTT problem.
We report here some useful link to so called "download accelerator" which is an application that does 2 things:
As we saw in the previous section, a download accelerator allows us to increase satellite bandwidth.