Does HughesNet Offer Wireless Capability?

The HT2000W offers built-in dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity. Customers using other HughesNet modems can also connect wireless devices using a router.

Does HughesNet Gen5 come with built-in Wi-Fi?

The HughesNet Wi-Fi Modem (HT2000W) offers built-in Wi-Fi so you can connect your wireless devices at home. The HughesNet Wi-Fi Modem features the latest Wi-Fi standards and technology (dual-band 802.11ac) to deliver fast, secure wireless connectivity, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz for incredible speeds and excellent coverage. It also has separate guest Wi-Fi for visitors to keep your home network more secure. The Wi-Fi Modem is Installed and supported by Hughes. 

The HughesNet Wi-Fi Modem provides a dual-band network (2.4GHz and 5GHz). Which one should I use?

The HughesNet Wi-Fi Modem (HT2000W) provides two networks, a 2.4GHz and 5GHz. You can tell them apart based upon the name – the 2.4GHz network name starts with “hug2g” and the 5GHz network name starts with “hug5g”. Deciding which network to use should be based on your unique home set-up. Learn more here.

How can I get wireless access at home if I don’t have the HughesNet Wi-Fi modem?

You can connect a wireless router to your HughesNet modem and enjoy high-speed Internet access anywhere in your home. If you don’t have a wireless router, there are many options available that you can purchase locally.

What wireless router would you recommend?

Since every HughesNet member has their own distinct home setup, we cannot provide a single recommendation that would apply to all of our members. For customers living in a small home, a low-end device might be all they need. For customers living in a 3,000 square-foot, multi-story house, they will likely need the signal strength provided by higher-end devices.