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What Equipment Do I Need To Get Satellite Internet?

A common misconception is that to have satellite internet in your home you need to either have huge amounts of equipment or one of the 8-foot dishes commonly seen 20 years ago. Technology has advanced, and so has the equipment needed to get satellite into rural homes.

Lets take a look at whats really needed to receive high-speed Internet:

Satellite Dish

A satellite dish will be mounted by a HughesNet authorized installation professional on your first day of service and this will be your connection the world! Your home satellite dish will be pointed towards a satellite 22,000 miles in outer space and have the ability to send and receive all of your online requests.

Your certified installer will check the signal of your satellite during your initial installation and make sure its in a optimal position to receive the fastest upload and download speeds.

HughesNet Modem

After the satellite dish has been installed it will need to be connected to a modem inside your home by a coaxial cable. The modem will be connected to your computer and interpret satellite signals so your website request can display.

PC or Mac Computer

With your satellite dish and router now set up the only other piece of equipment you need to connect to the internet is a computer! HughesNet Gen5 has the ability to work flawlessly with both PC and Mac’s.

Wireless Router (Optional Equipment)

If you would like to connect wireless devices such as laptops, tablets, cell phones, or gaming systems you will need to purchase a wireless router. A router is not required to access the internet from the computer connected to the modem, but is recommended to purchase as more and more devices have wireless capability. A list of recommended routers can be found here.

High-Speed Internet

Get the fastest satellite Internet service—25 Mbps*—available to anyone, anywhere. Surf the web faster; download files quicker, and access media like never before! 

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Get The Most Data

Videos, music, pictures—with HughesNet Gen5 you get a huge amount of data, so you’re free to explore more of what the Internet has to offer. Plus, there are no hard data limits³!

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Affordable Plans

HughesNet offers a variety of affordable Internet plans that are built to suit any budget, and are available where you live today, even in areas with slow or no high-speed options!

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No Phone Line Required

HughesNet uses satellite technology, freeing up the phone line for more important things, like making phone calls! Plus theirs no need to dial in – HughesNets always on. 

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