Best HughesNet Router

Finding The Best Router For Your HughesNet System

While HughesNet® Satellite Internet connects you to the world, adding a router to your system will connect your home.

Routers allow multiple devices to connect wirelessly to your network, and allows users of laptops, smart phones, and tablets to move freely around your home while staying connected to the internet.

Although not required for your HughesNet system to run properly, its highly recommended that you purchase one if you plan on using any devices outside of a desktop.

Unfortunately, no one-size-fits all solution currently exists. Choosing the best router for your home will depend on a combination of price, your homes size, and the features/performance you desire. With thousands of routers currently on the market, selecting the best one for you can be very difficult.

To help you choose the best router, HughesNet engineers have conducted research on a broad range of popular brands and models by measuring cost, performance, signal strength/reach, speed, and compatibility with the HughesNet modem.

The following list provides the best scoring routers across all fields and classifies them according to home size.

*Price ranges are approximate and based on retailers price in September 2016. No guarantees are made about router prices.

Routers For Smaller Homes:

Specs: Supports 802.11ac protocol; 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands

Price: $28.45

Pros: cheap, easy setup

Cons: limited reach

Usage: small, one-story home

Buy The Linksys N300 Router!

Overall Performance: 84%

HughesNet Compatibility: 95%

Router Speed: 81%

Signal Strength: 79%

Features: 77%

Specs: Supports 802.11n protocol; 2.4Ghz

Price: $15.08

Pros: cheap, easy setup

Cons: imited reach, loses signal & needs to be reset

Usage: small, one-story home

Buy The TRENDnet N 300 Router!

Overall Performance: 79%

HughesNet Compatibility: 86%

Router Speed: 79%

Signal Strength: 74%

Features: 76%

Routers For Medium Homes:

Specs: Supports 802.11agbn protocol; 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands

Price: $90

Pros: small, compatibility, & intelligent switching

Cons: limited reach, weaker speeds farther away, lacks standard functionality

Usage: small, one-story home

Buy The Apple Airport Express Router!

Overall Performance: 84%

HughesNet Compatibility: 93%

Router Speed: 82%

Signal Strength: 77%

Features: 85%

Specs: Supports 802.11ac protocol; 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands

Price: $86

Pros: setup is easy, good speeds & quality

Cons: some bugs, size of reach

Usage: smaller, one-story house

Buy The ASUS RT-N66U Router!

Overall Performance: 86%

HughesNet Compatibility: 93%

Router Speed: 90%

Signal Strength: 75%

Features: 87%

Routers For Larger Homes:

Specs: Supports 802.11ac protocol; 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands

Price: $150

Pros: fast, good reach & features

Cons: price, no wall-mount

Usage: large, two-story home

Buy The ASUS RT-N68U Router!

Overall Performance: 91%

HughesNet Compatibility: 90%

Router Speed: 93%

Signal Strength: 91%

Features: 88%

Specs: Supports 802.11abgn & 802.11ac protocols; 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands

Price: $180

Pros: easy setup, great speeds & reach

Cons: price, clunky design, 1 USB 2 connector, no web interface

Usage: larger, two-story homes

Buy The Apple Airport Extreme Router!

Overall Performance: 91%

HughesNet Compatibility: 90%

Router Speed: 89%

Signal Strength: 93%

Features: 92%

Specs: Supports 802.11ac protocol; 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands

Price: $109

Pros: fast, good reach, great features

Cons: price, slower at 2.4 Ghz

Usage: larger, two-story homes

Buy The NETGEAR AC1750 Router!

Overall Performance: 89%

HughesNet Compatibility: 83%

Router Speed: 90%

Signal Strength: 94%

Features: 89%

Specs: Supports 802.11ac protocol; 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands

Price: $159

Pros: quickest router, great reach & features

Cons: most expensive

Usage: large, two-story home

Buy The Nighthawk AC1900 Router!

Overall Performance: 94%

HughesNet Compatibility: 88%

Router Speed: 97%

Signal Strength: 95%

Features: 95%

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