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Everything You Need to Know About HughesNet Wi-Fi
HughesNet satellite Internet provides some of the fastest Internet speeds on the market. With included built-in Wi-Fi, all HughesNet customers can enjoy lightning-fast Internet on their wireless devices.
Any HughesNet satellite Internet plan will connect your home to the rest of the online world. In order to get Internet access on your wireless devices, you’ll need Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is provided by a router, a device that bridges the connection between the Internet and the wireless devices in your home. A router sends wireless Internet data through the air to your device via radio signals.
HughesNet Wi-Fi Included with Every Satellite Internet Plan
Every HughesNet Gen5 plan comes with built-in Wi-Fi. You won’t need anything extra to get connected once satellite Internet is installed in your home. The HughesNet modem is included with every plan at no extra cost. Better yet, the modem is all-in-one, including both a satellite modem and a Wi-Fi router. This clever combination cuts down on the number of devices cluttering your home.
One of the best things about HughesNet Wi-Fi is that a technician will set it up for you. HughesNet will install the modem and even connect up to two wireless devices to the network. Connecting additional devices is simple and takes no more than a couple of seconds.
After installation, HughesNet will continue to support your Wi-Fi connection. HughesNet monitors network performance 24/7 to ensure you always have access to the Internet. You can also track your own data usage and Wi-Fi performance online.
An Advanced Wi-Fi Modem for High-Performance Connectivity
HughesNet’s all-in-one modem features the latest standards in wireless technology including dual-band 802.11ac. The updated router version used by HughesNet Wi-Fi allows much more data to move across your connection at once. These advanced routers are more consistent at transmitting radio signals directly to your devices. They also use less power than older routers.
The HughesNet modem provides two networks to choose between, a 2.4 GHz and a 5 GHz. These numbers refer to the two wireless frequencies available. The frequencies differ in terms of the range and bandwidth they allow.
How do you decide which frequency to connect your device to? Basically, 2.4 GHz will work well for all devices and will provide a reliable connection at longer distances. This frequency can easily make it through walls and other objects. However, it is more susceptible to interference with other devices such as garage door openers or microwaves.
On the other hand, 5 GHz will provide a faster connection for newer devices or those that handle a lot of bandwidth. For example, streaming devices like a Roku or Amazon Fire Stick should be connected to this frequency. The downside is that a 5 GHz connection is not as good at transmitting through walls or across farther distances.
Enjoy a Highly Secure Wi-Fi Connection
HughesNet Wi-Fi protects all devices in your home with a secure connection. You can set a password on your Wi-Fi so your neighbors or the public cannot use up your monthly data allowances. This also stops people from plugging up your bandwidth or introducing security risks to your network. For additional protection, HughesNet Wi-Fi includes a separate guest Wi-Fi network.
The modem also includes a built-in firewall which can be enabled to protect your private network from malicious behavior. A firewall in a router acts as a layer of security between your personal devices and the public Internet that you are connecting to.
How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Range
To get the best Wi-Fi coverage in your home, place your HughesNet modem out in the open and away from walls or obstructions. An elevated router will provide the best connectivity. The center of your house on a table or shelf is the ideal location.
You can measure your Wi-Fi strength throughout your home using the HughesNet mobile app. You may be interested in a Wi-Fi booster if you’re getting a poor signal in certain rooms. A Wi-Fi booster works by repeating the existing wireless signal from your modem in order to extend your Wi-Fi coverage. It should be placed half way between your router and the area that you’re receiving poor signal strength.
A booster can be purchased from HughesNet or a third party. However, the HughesNet booster is designed to work seamlessly with the modem and will provide the best performance.
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