Finding The Best Router For Your HughesNet System

HughesNet RouterWhile 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

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: limited reach, loses signal & needs to be reset
Usage: small, one-story home

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

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

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

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

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: large, two-story home

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

Overall Performance: 94%
HughesNet Compatibility: 88%
Router Speed: 97%
Signal Strength: 95%
Features: 95%
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