Can I Run A VPN With HughesNet®?
Learn what VPNs are, who uses them and if they will work with HughesNet Internet.
Can I Run A VPN With HughesNet?
With HughesNet, using a VPN on your laptop or computer is not recommended. Because a VPN encrypts data to keep your presence on the Internet private, it will interfere with your modem’s performance. Unfortunately your modem won’t be able to compensate for the delay that is caused by your signal travelling to the satellite and back to your device. Often, a VPN, when used with HughesNet Internet, may reduce speeds by 50-70%.
For those who leave their home to do work in an office, cafe, or other location with a WiFi that is most likely public, a VPN is a great asset to have – just make sure it’s not in use when you’re back home using your Internet connection via HughesNet.
What Is a VPN?
If you have ever owned your own business or held a remote work position, you have probably heard of or even used a VPN. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a service that anyone can sign up for, usually for a small monthly fee. It creates a temporary IP address that hides your real IP address, giving you a safer and much more secure online experience whether you’re at home or on-the-go.
A VPN is ideal for people who do a lot of personal business (such as banking) on their computers or work remotely because it keeps private information just that – private. And, for those who need an occasional change of scenery and take their work to a cafe or restaurant for the day, there’s no need to worry that your presence on a public WiFi will be noticed or compromised by hackers, malware, or even a fake network set up to trick users.
After all, with over 100,000 public WiFi hotspots all over the globe and 1 out of 4 of these being completely unsecured, it’s much better to be safe than sorry.
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