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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.

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 Priority Data 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 Priority Data allowance. A common myth is at this point you will no internet connection, but this is false. If you use all your Priority Data, unlimited Standard Data kicks in automatically. Standard Data speeds may be slower during high-traffic periods.

If you would like to restore your Priority Data right away, you have the ability to purchase “Priority Data Tokens”. Priority Data Tokens will instantly restore you to full speeds and can be purchased in the following increments: 2 GB for $3, 6 GB for $9, 15 GB for $15, 25 GB for $25, and 50 GB for $50..

You can add Priority Data 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. Tokens do not expire and will remain available until used.

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Download Manager:

With the new Hughesnet, online activity between 2am and 8am doesn’t count against your Priority Data amount. It is highly recommended to utilize as much of this as possible to save your Priority Data for when you really need it. While many people are asleep during this time (2am-8am), it is possible to schedule downloads using “download managers”, which wait until a specified time you designate to start.

Schedule your larger files that are not immediately needed such as software updates, videos, and music to download while you sleep. When you return to your computer your files will complete and your Priority Data will be untouched!

Depending on your computer/preferred web browser you have a few options for download managers. For example if using Mozilla Firefox we recommend to use Download Scheduler 2.5.2, and if your using Mac OS X we recommend Progressive Downloader.


Hughesnet SmartTechnologies

SmartTechnologies come free with your Hughesnet plan and consists of four tools – SmartFetch™, SmartCompression™, SmartBrowsing™ and SmartResources™. Collectively these tools work together to efficiently compress data, speed up your download speeds, and create an overall better online experience for you.

  • SmartFetch: speeds up website loading time by reducing the number of “hops” that is needed to retrieve site content.
  • SmartCompression: shrinks website data by up to 30 percent so Hughesnet users can download more content and use less of their data allowance.
  • SmartBrowsing: this allows users to continue to browse the web and email even after their monthly data allowance has been exceeded. *Not avaible on all service plans.
  • SmartResources: allows users to be in full control of their data allowance. The status meter displays used and avaible data, as well as notifies the user when SmartBrowsing has kicked in.

High-Speed Internet

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Get More Data

Videos, music, pictures—with Hughesnet internet you get a huge amount of priority data, so you’re free to explore more of what the internet has to offer. Plus, there is unlimited data!8

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!

No Phone Line Required

Hughesnet uses satellite technology, freeing up the phone line for more important things, like making phone calls! Plus there’s no need to dial in – Hughesnet is always on.

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