HughesNet®

Can I run a VPN over HughesNet?

We do not recommend using a VPN with your HughesNet service. Your home is approximately 22,000 miles away from the HughesNet satellite in space. In order to minimize the delay that comes from having data travel back and forth over such a vast distance, your modem uses advanced acceleration techniques. When you use a VPN connection that encrypts dat...
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Can I put this system on a boat or in an RV?

No, HughesNet is not available for mobile locations. To receive mobile high-speed Internet service, please contact the following Value Added Service provider: Mobil Satellite Technologies www.mobilsat.com 1-757-312-8300
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Can I use the Gen5 service for VoIP, Skype, or Netflix? And if not, when will it be available?

Yes, you can use Skype and Netflix with our Gen5 service, but be sure to continue to monitor your monthly Service Plan Data with the Usage Meter. It’s important to remember that your home is approximately 22,000 miles away from the HughesNet satellite in space. In order to minimize the delay that comes from having data travel back and forth over su...
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What are the computer system requirements for HughesNet?

HughesNet lets you connect your computer to the Internet whether you are running a Windows or Macintosh operating system. HughesNet supports all version of Windows and Mac OS that are still supported by their respective manufacturers.
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*Free standard installation applies to new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.