HughesNet Tools For The Best Online Experience:
While HughesNet connects you to the world, applying additional tools can further improve your overall service. Some tools are automatically applied to your plan such as SMARTFetch, SmartCompression, SmartResources, and on some plans SmartBrowsing, but they’re additional tools at your disposal. Lets take a look into all of these!
HughesNet Status Meter:
HughesNet’s status meter works like a fuel gauge for your data allowance. It constantly monitors how much of your allowance you have used as well as how much data you have remaining in your usage cycle.
Tracking both your anytime and bonus bytes data will allow you to plan for your most optimal online usage for the 30 day cycle. You may also view your usage history in one week, two week, 30 day, and 60 day increments.
The status meter can be downloaded for free on both Windows and OS operating systems, and the only requirement for use is high speed satellite internet from HughesNet. You can download the meter by clicking here and selecting the operating system you are using in the top right box.
HughesNet Restore Tokens:
The status meter above should help you pace how you use you data allowance per cycle, but its possible in some cycles you will surpass your allowance. A common myth is at this point you will no internet connection, but this is false as your Internet just becomes throttled which allows for browsing and sending/receiving emails. The throttled speed will be approximately 150kbps.
If you would like to restore your everyday speeds you have the ability to purchase “restore tokens”. Restore tokens will instantly restore you to full speeds and can be purchased in the following increments: 500MB for $5, 1GB (1000MB) for $9, and 2GB (2000MB) for $16.
You can add restore tokens to your account by clicking the green “purchase tokens” button in the top right corner of your status meter, or by clicking here, and entering your SAN and zip code.