Common HughesNet® Questions & Answers
Have questions about HughesNet? Why we've compiled a list of common questions we get from customers and provide the answers below.
If you still have questions about HughesNet Gen4 Satellite Internet Service, or you just prefer to speak with a trained HughesNet sales consultant, please feel free to call 1 (866) 940-8656 or complete the form provided at the right and we will call you.
HughesNet Internet Service starts with a powerful satellite signal that can be received by homes and businesses in the contiguous United States that have a clear view of the southern sky. HughesNet connection speeds are significantly faster than those offered by dial-up service, so that you can enjoy more efficient Internet surfing, media streaming, and file sharing.
Yes! HughesNet advanced satellite technology lets you say "good riddance!" to that slow and noisy dial-up modem.
HughesNet Satellite Internet is compatible with any Windows and Macintosh computer that has networking capability. For best results, we recommend Windows 2000 or later (including Vista) or Mac OS 10.1 or higher.
Yes! HughesNet is compatible with Mac OS 10.1 and higher.
Yes! You can share your HughesNet service with multiple computers, including laptops and WiFi-enabled phones (when you have a wireless router connected to your HughesNet modem).
Yes! You can connect any wireless router with an ethernet connection to your HughesNet Satellite modem to create a WiFi network at your home or business.
If your computer has a free USB port, the easiest solution is to purchase a USB Ethernet adapter. Alternately, you could install a new Ethernet 10/100 Network Interface Card (configuring the NIC to "auto-negotiate").
Your laptop computer with a PCMCIA adapter can connect to HughesNet if it has an Ethernet connector or a 10/100 Ethernet NIC (Network Interface Card).
Within five days of ordering HughesNet Satellite Internet Service, you will be contacted to schedule your installation. A couple of weeks from now, you could be surfing the web on HughesNet.
Yes! If you need your HughesNet installation technician to set up a home network during your initial installation of HughesNet Satellite Internet service, please mention it when you are called to schedule your installation. However, HughesNet does not support or maintain existing home networks.
Yes! HughesNet customers are welcome to set up virtual private networks (VPNs). However, when a VPN is enabled, data transfer speeds may be reduced by 50 - 75%.