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Wifi Booster? Wifi Extender?

Senior Instructor

Wifi Booster? Wifi Extender?

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New Member

Re: Wifi Booster? Wifi Extender?

There appears to be no information about when the wifi booster will be available!?

Senior Instructor

Re: Wifi Booster? Wifi Extender?

Probably wont hear anything about this for a long while... Hughesnet gets tight lipped about products that they haven't physically launched.  

Freshman

Re: Wifi Booster? Wifi Extender?


C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Looks like soon we can purchase a Wifi Extender "booster" to work with our HT2000w and not have to rely on third party products. Smiley Very Happy

Wonder how much these will cost and where we can get them 0.0...

https://support.hughesnet.com/what-hughes-wi-fi-booster

https://support.hughesnet.com/sites/support.hughesnet.com/files/inline-files/1041400-0001_b.pdf

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Wondering what more if anything this model would have over generic 110v extenders that can be had for cheap.  I have a TP-Link 300Mbps Universal WiFi plugged in upstairs.  It can get the internet feed off of another wifi device (Hughes 2000) if needed to extend the signal.  Seems I probably don't need in connected anymore as I used it with my older ATT service but this new Hughes modem for Gen 5 seems to be strong enough w/o it.  TJ

Senior Instructor

Re: Wifi Booster? Wifi Extender?

Chances are it connects over those hidden wifi networks we can see our HT2000w putting out as a backhaul channel to prevent using the other networks and freeing up air space, where other extenders must connect over the unhidden network.  I also suspect, ya know, it's a support thing more than anything... Hughesnet doesn't have to provide support for third party products as is (while there's a third party section, that is almost purely for customer to customer support, you wont see Hughes drop into third party products much at all), so releasing this means they can provide in house support for their own extender if a customer has one.

Freshman

Re: Wifi Booster? Wifi Extender? Cost?

What's the cost of the booster? I can't find the info anywhere. I've got some low signal zones in my 2 story house and this would probably help.
Senior Instructor

Re: Wifi Booster? Wifi Extender? Cost?

No idea... It hasn't been officially announced yet it seems.  Probably one of those cases where whoever is over the website and FAQ probably put information up so it's available when the product does launch.

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Freshman

Re: Wifi Booster? Wifi Extender? Cost?

That's odd. It's listed under the Shop/Upgrade Section of the myHughesNet website and that's were I saw it so I though it must have already been launched.